The Search Is On for New Catholic Relief Services President

    Ken Hackett, president of Catholic Relief Services. Photo by: Patrick Giblin / CC BY-NC Patrick GiblinCC BY-NC

    Catholic Relief Services has kicked off its search for the one who will succeed Ken Hackett as its president.

    The 63-year-old, who has been with the humanitarian agency for nearly 40 years, agreed to extend his term that ends in June 2011 by six months. The new president is expected to be installed by January 2012.

    “The good news is that we can do this patiently and carefully, because we are able to approach any leadership changes from a position of strength, success and stability,” said New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, chairman of the CRS board, in a Sept. 29 statement.

    Hackett will serve as consultant to CRS until July 2012. 

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