This Week's Speaker
Bill Garrett, President, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Bill is the founding President of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Under his leadership the school has quickly become one of the most successful schools in the Cristo Rey Network. Cristo Rey Atlanta now has 535 students, 125 graduates, 137 corporate sponsors and owns a downtown school building debt-free. Prior to joining Cristo Rey Atlanta, Bill served as the President of the Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation, where he was responsible for all fundraising activities for Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services. He also served as the Chief Mission Officer for Saint Joseph’s Health System, where he was responsible for maintaining the Catholic identity of the hospital, including patient quality, pastor care, ethics and volunteerism.

Bill was the National Director of United Way of America’s Success By Six program and was with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, serving at various times as Vice President-Campaign, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Community Impact. Prior to that, he served as National Director of Development for UNICEF in the United States.

He holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, as well as a Master of Theological Studies from Spring Hill College. Bill is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Midtown Alliance Board; Cristo Rey Tampa Board and is an ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church. He and his wife, Susan, have two adult children, Sean and Emily, and two grandchildren, Ryan and John.

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
March 4, 2020