New Director of Communications appointed

Archbishop Seán P. O’Malley announced the appointment of Terrence C. Donilon to the position of Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Boston. In his new role, Donilon will serve as a member of the Archbishop’s Cabinet. He will oversee certain offices of the archdiocese including The Pilot and Boston Catholic Television (BCTV). He will also collaborate on communications and public affairs efforts of Caritas Christi and Catholic Charities.

“Terry Donilon is an experienced communicator who loves the Church. I have asked him to build a comprehensive internal and external communication program for the Archdiocese of Boston to support the mission of the Church,” said Archbishop O’Malley. “I look forward to working with him in this very important role.”

“I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to work with Archbishop O’Malley and to serve the Archdiocese of Boston,” said Donilon. “The work of the Church is of great importance for the people of the Archdiocese and for the wider community, so many of whom are assisted and supported by programs and services sponsored by the Church. I look forward to collaborating with all who contribute to these efforts, priests and deacons, professional staff persons, religious men and women, members of the laity, and the archbishop’s Cabinet as together we go forward to strengthen and revitalize the Archdiocese of Boston.”

Donilon, a veteran communications professional, has served in a number of high-level positions in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves as the director of public relations for Shaw’s Supermarkets, a division of Albertsons, Inc. Before that, Donilon worked for the United Way of Rhode Island, Regan Communications in Boston and the RDW Group, one of New England’s largest advertising and communications agencies.

A graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Theater Education, Donilon was born and raised in Providence. He attended LaSalle Academy there and was a long-time parishioner of St. Michael Parish. Donilon is also an accomplished singer and has been a member of and soloist with the Gregorian Concert Choir of the Diocese of Providence for the past fifteen years.

Donilon starts in his new position on April 25.