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New Chief Financial Officer Hired for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

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Thomas P. Jennings has been hired as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Mr. Jennings is a licensed attorney with the State of Ohio, after beginning his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and arrives at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Central Office with nearly 35 years of professional experience. His skills include, financial accounting, business legal matters, strategic planning, business development, insurance and risk assessment and real estate transactions. Mr. Jennings will begin employment in early August.

The current CFO, Richard Kelly, will be retiring in early September. Mr. Kelly has been the CFO at the Archdiocese since August of 2008. During his years of service, the Archdiocese has benefited from Mr. Kelly’s diligent work and dedicated leadership. “The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been blessed to have Richard Kelly serve as its Chief Financial Officer for the past eleven years. His expertise in the areas of finance, insurance and risk management, investments, and civil law has assisted the Archdiocese immeasurably. I am profoundly grateful to Richard. The Archdiocese moves forward on a very solid foundation because of his generous and dedicated service,” said Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr.

The future CFO, Mr. Jennings is a member of St. Jude Parish in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Jennings and his wife, Judy, have three children. Each of whom attended St. Jude Grade School and Catholic high schools in Cincinnati. Mr. Jennings is a graduate of Elder High School.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 450,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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