Georgia Bulletin

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Miguel San Juan Named New Catholic Charities CEO

Published March 14, 2013

Catholic Charities Atlanta (CCA) has announced that Miguel R. San Juan has been appointed the organization’s new chief executive officer. He began his duties March 1. San Juan has been active in public service at local, state and federal levels. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush appointed him as the first National Export Council president.

Scott Garrett, chair of Catholic Charities Atlanta’s board of directors, said, “We are excited to have Miguel join the Catholic Charities team. He brings extensive business experience as well as an intricate knowledge of non-profit organizations to the table. We feel that San Juan’s bilingual and bicultural abilities will bring much value towards enhancing Catholic Charities Atlanta success strategy in the broad community.”

Miguel San Juan

Miguel San Juan

San Juan recently moved to Atlanta from Houston, Texas, where he served as managing director of Globalinvest Ventures and Capital, a business consulting firm. Prior to that role, he served as senior vice president for business development where he had a leadership role in a $32 million fundraising campaign known as Opportunity Houston. He helped build a campaign and program model, which allowed the Houston region to proactively market itself for jobs and investment.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said, “I welcome Miguel to Catholic Charities Atlanta and trust that our community will embrace him as he commences the work of serving our most vulnerable neighbors. With his extensive business experience and commitment to public service, Miguel has the leadership skills needed to meet the challenge of serving as CEO.”

San Juan said, “I plan to keep what works but am always aware that organizations also need to change to grow. I have a personal passion for the organization’s cause, and I plan to continue the strong record of accomplishment and good work the agency has achieved in providing help and creating hope for the nearly 18,000 clients they serve each year. As the new CEO of Catholic Charities Atlanta, I would like to do my part, as Pope John Paul II said, ‘to assure that the needs of the whole society are satisfied.’”

San Juan lives in Roswell with his wife, Lucia Navarro, an anchor on CNN Español’s morning show Café CNN. They have three sons.