SOURCE: Christian Brothers Investment Services

March 04, 2008 09:27 ET

Kathleen M. Flanagan Appointed to Christian Brothers Investment Services Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) today announced that Kathleen M. Flanagan, President of Leadership Communication Inc. and former Senior Vice President of Nuveen Investments, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Ms. Flanagan was elected at CBIS' February 22, 2008 board meeting.

"Ms. Flanagan brings a wealth of experience in corporate communications, branding and financial services to CBIS," said Michael W. O'Hern, FSC, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We're excited and honored to welcome her to our board."

Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Flanagan said, "I believe strongly in CBIS' mission to offer Catholic institutions the opportunity to invest their assets while remaining true to their Catholic values, and I'm confident that my experience will help them to become an even stronger organization."

Ms. Flanagan brings more than two decades of experience to the CBIS board. Currently, as President of Leadership Communication Inc., she is an executive consultant in leadership communication, specializing in shared leadership and decision making. She helps corporate executives, leadership teams and boards produce change, set direction, generate good decisions, inspire action and achieve success through communication and interaction.

As Senior Vice President of Nuveen Investments, she was responsible for marketing communications for new product campaigns that raised $25 billion in assets in closed-end funds. Later, she was responsible for fund board development, managing relationships with the outside directors who annually approved the contracts that generated a substantial portion of Nuveen's revenue. In this capacity, she developed board presentations and strategic reviews for the family of Nuveen funds. She had significant responsibility for managing the operational and financial reviews required to meet SEC and fund governance requirements.

Ms. Flanagan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities magna cum laude from Loyola University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. She later attended the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program and did additional studies at the Loyola Center for Organization Development. She is currently working on a book about the post-Vatican II renewal of Catholic sisters, focusing on the School Sisters of St. Francis who taught at Madonna High School (Aurora, Illinois) in 1965.


Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc., manages $4.2 billion for Catholic institutions, combining faith and finance in the responsible stewardship of financial assets. CBIS' combination of premier institutional asset managers, diversified product offerings, and careful risk-control strategies constitutes a unique investment approach for Catholic institutions and their fiduciaries. CBIS strives to integrate faith-based values into the investment process through a disciplined approach to socially responsible investing that includes principled purchasing (stock screens), active ownership strategies (proxy voting, dialogues, and shareholder resolutions) and community investment. Visit CBIS on the Web at

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