Frankfort, KY – (July 15, 2002) The Chairman of the
Catholic Conference of Kentucky, Thomas C. Kelly, O.P., Archbishop of
Louisville today named Vincent E. Senior to be the new Executive Director of
the bishops’ state conference. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is the
official public policy agency for the state’s four Roman Catholic Dioceses in
Kentucky. Mr. Senior succeeds Jane Chiles, who resigned her position on June
30, 2002 due to medical necessity.
of Philadelphia, Mr. Senior, 66, holds a Bachelors or Arts degree from
Bellarmine University in Louisville and a Master of Business Administration
from the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the Harvard
University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, the
University of Richmond’s Executive Management Program and the Duke University
Strategic Leadership Program for Senior Executives.
Senior is retired from the Reynolds Metals Company where he
was employed for 37 years. He is a former plant manager at the Reynolds
aluminum foil operation in Louisville and Richmond, Virginia. Prior to his
retirement, Mr. Senior served as Corporate Director, Public Affairs managing
Reynolds’ state and local government relations across the U.S.
Since leaving Reynolds, he has served in executive
positions with Greater Louisville, Inc. and the Associated Industries of
Kentucky. Mr. Senior has long been active in community and civic affairs as
well as serving on numerous boards and commissions in Louisville and Richmond,
Virginia. He is presently active in Leadership Louisville and is a member of
the Rotary Club of Louisville.
Archbishop Kelly stated, "I am especially pleased to have
Vince join our staff at the Catholic Conference. He is a wonderful example of
what it means to live the Gospel values in our daily lives. His leadership and
experience will well serve the Conference’s mission of pursuing the Common
Good and respect for all human life." According to Mr. Senior, "I look forward
to continuing to serve my Church and our Commonwealth in seeking a more just
society which values and respects the rights and dignity of the human person
and our human family."
Mr. Senior and his wife, the former Alice Thomas of
Elizabethtown, reside in Prospect, Kentucky and are the proud parents of three
grown daughters and four grandchildren.