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Catholic Conference of Kentucky Names New Executive Director

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.

A native 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.


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