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Under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, staff for the Communications Department are grouped into five teams (offices) with specific areas of expertise to ensure that the broad communication needs of the USCCB are coordinated and implemented in an organic and collaborative manner. Each team or office has key areas of responsibility that support and facilitate the work of not only the other Communication teams but the entire work of the USCCB.

The office of the Chief Communications Officer  is responsible for coordination of system operations, project management and overall collaboration with other USCCB offices, with the Communications Committee and with national and international collaborators.

Catholic News Service is the USCCB's news and information service providing news stories, features and reviews to paying clients that are both secular and religious news outlets.CNS manages the Origins Documentary Service, an images service and other features requested by their clients. 

Creative Services Office provides writing, editorial, design, and production services (digital, print, audio, video, Web) in the development of resources by USCCB Committees and offices.

Customer and Client Services is responsible for marketing, promoting and coordinating the distribution of the digital and print resources of the USCCB along with developing and managing client and customer relationships of the Communications Department. This team is responsible for developing new business and markets for USCCB resources.

Public Affairs Office is responsible for all relationships with the secular and religious news media by providing information about the USCCB and its programs and activities to both the news media and the general public.This office also has responsibility for effective strategy development and coordination of the USCCB's social media outreach.




Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop of Burlington


Most Reverend John Michael Botean, Bishop of Eparchy of St. George in Canton for the Romanians
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh
Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne
Most Reverend Daniel F. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville
Most Reverend Daniel E. Garcia, Auxiliary Bishop of Austin
Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop of Tucson
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, bishop of Yakima
Most Reverend John Wester, archbishop of Santa Fe


Phil Alongi, ceo/founder, Alongi Media Solutions
James M. Berlucchi, executive director, The Spitzer Center
Robert DeFrancesco, president, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada
William Glover, chief information officer, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Carolina Guevara, associate director, Office of Media Relations, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, professor , Trinity Washington University
Dave Maluchnik, director of Communications, Michigan Catholic Conference
Amy S. Mitchell, director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
Maria del Mar Munoz-Visoso, executive director, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church
Sally Oberski, president, Catholic Academy for Communication Professionals
Dominic Perri, principal consultant, Essential Conversations
Bret Thomas, interim president, Association of Catholic Publishers
Fr. Paul Soukup, SJ, professor, Santa Clara University
Sr. Julie Vieira, IHM, partner and co-founder, A Nun's Life Ministry
Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D., assistant professor, Loyola Institute for Ministry


James Rogers,  Chief Communications Officer, 202.541.3201
VACANT, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic News Service, 202.541.3250
David Felber, Director, Creative Services, 202.541.3320
VACANT, Director, Customer and Client Relations, 800.235.8722
Don Clemmer, Interim Director, Media Relations, 202.541.3200

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