Catholic Investment Services New Trustee Press Release – August 2023

Catholic Investment Services Announces the Election of Two New Board Members

New Trustees bring deep leadership experience as Catholic fiduciaries.


Boston, MA. Catholic Investment Services (CIS) announced today the recent election of Sister Irene O’Neill, CSJ, and David Taiclet to its Board of Trustees. This brings the number of board members to nine.

Sister Irene O’Neill is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet and President of Sisters Rising Worldwide. David Taiclet is Managing Partner for Lewis & Clark Partners, a leading sustainable food and agribusiness investment group based in St. Louis.

“Sister Irene and Dave Taiclet bring a wide range of expertise to the CIS Board of Trustees,” said CIS Board Chair Scott Malpass, “and we are very lucky to have individuals of this caliber and stature volunteer their time to serve on our board and support the mission of CIS.”

Sister Irene founded Sisters Rising Worldwide, which uses an innovative technology platform to help more than 650,000 Catholic Sisters overcome the challenges of geography, language, and separate congregations to effectively share ideas and strategies and support their life changing work in over 190 countries.  Sister Irene previously served as Chair of the Bethlehem University Foundation, a Regent for Bethlehem University in Palestine and a Trustee for Avila University.

David Taiclet has achieved success in private market investing as both a general partner and the CEO of a series of successful food and agribusiness companies, including some noteworthy turnarounds.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and before entering Harvard Business School, Dave served on active duty for four years as a Captain in the 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army.  Dave has been an active Catholic fiduciary, including service as Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee for Saint Mary’s College.

About Catholic Investment Services

Catholic Investment Services was founded by Scott Malpass, the retired Chief Investment Officer for the University of Notre Dame, and Jack Brennan, the former Chairman and CEO of Vanguard, to address the investment challenges faced by Catholic organizations. CIS is a Catholic nonprofit providing investment solutions for other Catholic nonprofits and their investment consultants, and now manages almost $1 billion of client assets in five different strategies.  CIS is distinct in the investment world for its commitment to advancing both Catholic principles and investment excellence; its passion for helping Catholic institutions sustain their vital work; and its diligence in providing sophisticated investment solutions and exceptional client service.


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