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News 10.12.2015

Non-Profit Financial Leader Named New CFO of Catholic Diocese of Dallas

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is pleased to announce that after a lengthy and comprehensive search, Cecilia A. Colbert, C.P.A. has been selected as the new Chief Financial Officer of the organization.  Colbert replaces Michael Weis who retired in July after 20 years as CFO for the diocese.

Colbert leaves her post as Director of Financial Reporting at the American Heart Association in Dallas to take the position with the diocese.  Prior to that she served as CFO and Director of Administrative and Financial Services for The Art Institute of Dallas and before that served in financial leadership roles at VHA, Inc. and Neiman Marcus.

The Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, says “Cecilia brings a wealth of experience in the non-profit and for profit world.  I feel confident she will provide strong oversight, planning and administration of the diocese, our churches, schools and entities as we continue to grow into the future.”

In her role as CFO for the Diocese of Dallas, Colbert will oversee all financial and related functions including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, investments, purchasing and risk management and will serve on the Bishop’s Senior Staff.  Colbert says of her new post, “In life, few people have the opportunity to directly combine their professional talents and faith in their everyday work.  Therefore, I am humbled and blessed and excitedly look forward to serving and collaborating with the parishes, schools and service organizations of the Diocese of Dallas."

Colbert will assume her new position as diocesan CFO on October 26, 2015. Please click here for her complete resume.