Kathy DiGiorno

Kathy DiGiorno

Chair, Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis

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It takes a no-nonsense leader to lead a board of almost 40 community members and guide an organization with a $55 million operating budget like Catholic Charities, which provides basic needs for more than 20,000 people annually. The nonprofit has that in Kathy DiGiorno, senior legal director for Medtronic. She has led through the pandemic, heading a national search for the St. Paul-based organization’s next CEO through virtual interviews. To make it a seamless transition, DiGiorno extended her time as board chair as new president and CEO Michael Goar took the helm. Says Goar, “Her leadership is strong, her care for others is unmistakable, her skill is evident, and her dedication is proven.”