The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Welcomes New CFO

Angela Laville replaces Dave Malanowski upon his retirement

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph welcomes Angela Laville, CPA, MBA as Chief Financial Officer for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph following a national search. Laville will step into the role as the diocese bids farewell to Dave Malanowski, who retires after 30 years as CFO and head of the Office of Finance for the diocese.

“Angela’s extensive experience in both financial and operational leadership matched with her commitment to follow God’s call for her life and her Catholic faith makes her a strong leader for the diocese and the Office of Finance,” said Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. “Angela has already shown her tremendous value in the few short weeks she has been on the team and we are proud to introduce her to the rest of the diocese.”

Laville brings nearly 35 years of corporate and non-profit experience, including work for Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young), Sprint, GE Insurance, TranSystems Corp., and most recently, the Enterprise Center of Johnson County where she served as CFO. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Rockhurst College (now known as Rockhurst University) in Kansas City, as well as a GE Six Sigma certification.

James VanDyke served on the CFO search committee and is a member of the Diocesan Finance Council. He says, “I have known Angela for 35 years as a parishioner of St. Elizabeth parish and a co-worker at Ernst & Whinney. I know first hand her strong Catholic faith and her financial expertise and am confident she will be a great financial leader for our diocese.”

Laville is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. She has her AICPA certification in non-profit accounting and served as an instructor at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Program for Fort Leavenworth. Her non-profit work includes three years as CFO of Community Living Opportunities, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas and five years at Enterprise Center of Johnson County.

Laville understands that we must grow the Catholic Church through education and programs while managing the financial margins to be successful.  She says, “The construction of plans that incorporate financial, operational and end goals can be difficult; however, it is absolutely essential to utilize the goods the Church receives to further the Church Family. God calls each of us through various stages in our lives and He provides the resources we need to serve others.  I believe that the path God placed me on has provided me the experience that will help the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to be successful in the vision of One Family:  Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission.”

Laville grew up in St. Elizabeth’s parish in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy before attending Rockhurst College for her undergraduate and MBA training. She serves the Church through volunteer work at her home parish, Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, Kan., as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, on the Vocations Committee and in the Faith Formation program.

About the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph was established in 1956 when the Dioceses of Kansas City (founded in 1880) and St. Joseph (founded in 1868) were combined. Led by Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., the Diocese is home to nearly 124,000 Catholics in 87 parishes and 10 missions across 27 counties in northern and western Missouri. Under the guidance of Bishop Johnston, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph continues its mission to announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to live and serve in charity in northern and western Missouri.

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