Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas has made an announcement identifying the next leader for the organization. Lauren Solidum will be the organization’s incoming President & CEO.
“Lauren is a proven leader with skills in organizational operations, program development, and project management. She has a keen business vision and the ability to bring people together around purpose. A life-long learner and a strategic thinker, Lauren has over 10 years of professional experience serving from the frontlines and leading organizations as a member of the executive team,” the announcement stated.
Solidum’s professional experience includes working with Alternative Opportunities, Inc.; Enactus United States; Catholic Charities of Fort Worth; and, most recently, as the Vice President of Mission Advancement for Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas.
Solidum holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Lauren, her husband Drew, and their children, Owen (7) and Ophelia (“Phe”(2)), will be relocating to the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas from their current home in Liberty, Missouri.
Solidum will begin as President & CEO on August 13, 2018.