Messages to the Georgetown Community
Appointment of R. Bartley Moore (F'87) and Paul R. O'Neill (C'86, G'96) to Permanent Leadership Roles in the Office of Advancement
I am very pleased to announce that I have formally appointed R. Bartley Moore (F’87) and Paul R. O’Neill (C’86, G’96) to permanent leadership roles for the Office of Advancement. Bart has been appointed Vice President for Advancement, and Paul has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. As you know, both have served with notable success in these roles in an interim capacity since February 2010, and I am deeply grateful for their unflagging work on behalf of our community.
Bart and Paul returned to Georgetown after significant experience in the private sector. They served in leadership and advisor roles in my office before taking on the interim assignments in Advancement earlier this year. Bart and Paul bring to the work of leading Advancement a special combination of personal experience and profound respect for what Georgetown University is and aspires to be, as well as extensive management experience and high regard for the talent of our professional development team. The benefit is already apparent to me and other University leaders who work regularly with them.
I am deeply grateful to the entire staff of the Office of Advancement for their commitment to our community. In the current challenging environment for higher education fundraising, Georgetown remains more committed than ever to making a clear and persuasive case for support of the University’s mission, particularly as we approach the public launch of our capital campaign in the fall of 2011. The impact of the hard work and commitment of the whole OA team is evident in the very strong start to the current year’s fundraising and to the increasing focus and discipline of the effort to engage the entire University leadership community in the work of preparing for a very successful public campaign. I am confident that working together, Bart, Paul and our colleagues in the Office of Advancement will sustain and elevate the University’s performance in the critically important work of advancement.
You have my very best wishes.
John J. DeGioia