Patrick Markey, CPA, MBA serves as managing partner of Leadership Roundtable. Before joining Leadership Roundtable, he spent seven years as Executive Director of the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference (DFMC). The DFMC is the association of Catholic diocesan finance officers for the United States and Canada. Besides support and educational opportunities for its members, it offers a unique certification in diocesan financial management.
From 2003 to 2013, Patrick worked at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2007, the bishops entrusted him with starting the Office of National Collections, which oversees nine of the 13 national collections held in almost 18,000 parishes annually. His work involved creating more efficient and cost-effective fundraising and grant making procedures as well as starting and developing the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. The USCCB National Collections Office raises more than $90 million per year, which it distributes through targeted grant programs.
Before heading up national collections, Patrick worked many years of his career as an executive in Catholic publishing, including five years at the USCCB. His early professional years were in investment banking. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an executive MBA degree from the University of Loyola in Baltimore. He also has done other graduate studies in theology at Fordham University. He has served many organizations including six years as a regional director of the Focolare Movement and on the boards of the Catholic Volunteer Network, the Center for Ministry Development, New City Press, and the John 17 Movement. He is a consultant to the USCCB’s Committee on National Collections, Subcommittee on the Church in Africa, and Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. His volunteer work has largely focused on ecumenism and leadership development, especially youth and young adult faith formation.
About Leadership Roundtable
Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.