Catholic Charities USA Announces New Leadership Roles to Enable Greater Impact for People in Need

Keith Styles and Candy Hill to serve as Executive Vice Presidents

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) today announced the addition of Keith Styles as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, and the promotion of Candy Hill, Senior Vice President of Social Policy and Government Affairs since 2005, to Executive Vice President, Social Policy and External Affairs.

Styles formerly served as CCUSA's outside legal counsel through his role with Arent Fox LLP where he headed the firm's national Real Estate Group and was co-chair of the Public Buildings Group. In his new role, Styles will oversee the administration, finance, mission, membership, programs and services, and disaster operations departments at CCUSA. In addition to serving as outside legal counsel for CCUSA, Styles has worked on high-profile Washington real estate projects such as Gallery Place, Phillips Park, Georgetown Park Mall, and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. He also has worked with the Navy and the Air Force on base closure and housing privatization matters, has represented numerous public and private charities, and has served as outside general counsel to other organizations working to improve the lives of the needy in America.

"We are thrilled to have Keith join our internal team and expand upon his work with us.  He is well-versed in our goals and vision and his deep management legal experience will be valuable assets to CCUSA and the people we serve," said Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA.

Since joining CCUSA, Hill has been responsible for directing the organization's federal advocacy efforts; representing CCUSA on Capitol Hill and with the administration; and serving as the organization's spokesperson on social policy. Formerly she served as the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Monroe County in Michigan and the Diocesan Director of agencies and institutions for the Archdiocese of Detroit, serving as liaison between the Archdiocese and its eight social services agencies and 33 affiliates.  Prior to joining the Archdiocese, she worked for more than 25 years for the State of Michigan's Department of Human Services, formerly the Family Independence Agency.

"For nearly a decade Candy has led CCUSA's efforts to serve as a voice for those most vulnerable among us in the halls of Washington.  There is nobody more dedicated to social advocacy as a core component of the Catholic faith," said Snyder.  "I am pleased to announce these new roles which will enable us to respond quickly and act innovatively as we live out our mission of service, advocacy, and convening."

About Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

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