Board of Directors & Staff
Cornerstone Government Affairs
I was drawn to CBN because of it’s a great community of people committed to promoting Catholic education. Over the years I have found CBN-MC events, especially the monthly breakfasts, to be great opportunities for fellowship.
Immediate Past President
Edward Jones Investments
Having the chance to help students experience the Catholic education I enjoyed makes taking time to participate on the CBN board worth it. CBN is also a great place to catch up with our Catholic community in Montgomery County.
I like the overall purpose of the organization and I believe in the importance of Catholic education, the deep spiritual immersion and the academic excellence that it fosters to every student. Families work hard to cover the cost of tuition and I love being part of a community that provides opportunities for more families to have access to Catholic education and their lifelong benefits
St. Martin of Tours Catholic School
Our mission states, “Education changes lives, be part of the future.” I have seen firsthand the positive
impact of a Catholic education. It does indeed change lives. Successful area businesses are a key to being
part of that future. My goal, as a CBN-MC board member, is to help build business relationships that
benefit both our companies and the Catholic students we support. Join us and help us in our efforts!
Cornerstone Government Affairs
I am proud to support the CBN-MC because it is an organization that understands the importance and promotes the many benefits of Catholic education. Is there anything more important to the next generation than a quality catholic education? I certainly don’t think so and neither do the broad and diverse group of professionals throughout our community that participate in the CBN-MC.
CBN supports Catholic schools and the academic foundation they provide their students. In addition to rigorous academics, the schools teach Catholic values, morals, and social justice. I believe that kids need, and benefit from these fundamental principles of our faith.
Saint John's College High School
I support the Catholic Business Network because its purpose is plain and pure: to serve students in Catholic school in need of support in whatever that may take. I have been privileged to work in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Washington for 24 years. I have seen the impact of the Catholic Business Network's mission on a daily basis. What CBN does matters to so many. It is an unalloyed grace to work with this group.
I was raised to be a Man for Others, and I owe a lot of gratitude to my Catholic up-bringing and education. The CBN-MC focuses on strengthening our community and bringing people together, which is why I was excited to join the Board’s mission. Through social service, my goal is to continue building relationships further develop opportunities in our community.
Palm Facility Services
As a product of MOCO Catholic schools (Holy Redeemer and Gonzaga), I can personally attest to the value that these schools provide, not just academically but in developing the faith of its students. I am proud to support CBN as an important partner in our community so that other children can receive the same solid foundation that I received…allowing them to thrive throughout their lives.
CBN allows me to meet, network, and forge lasting relationships with business men and women in our community of similar faith and values. CBN’s commitment to supporting Catholic education is an equally important part of why I serve as a Board Member.
I am a firm believer that Catholic education gives children a better environment in which receive an education and helps instill strong core values that last a lifetime. My sister and I were unable to continue with our Catholic education as children due to financial constraints. My faith and passion keep me grounded and call me to help when and where I can which is why it is an honor to serve on the CBN Board of Directors. I also enjoy being involved in a business community of like-minded people that encourage, support and truly care about each other.
Alice Kelley Scanlon
As a proponent and product of Catholic education, I was drawn to the mission of CBN of connecting Catholic schools, families and businesses while also providing opportunities for networking and supporting local businesses. All three of my children attended Catholic schools and by supporting CBN, I hope to ensure that others have those same opportunities.
I enjoy the sense of community that CBN has. Throughout my involvement It has been great to have people to connect with for business or personal inquiries. Ruppert has been involved for many years in CBN and personally I have been involved for about 18 months.
Mary Anne Besche