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Board of Director William J. McCarthy

William J. McCarthy

Chair of the Board

Term 2023 – 2025

Executive Director
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

William J. McCarthy, Jr. has served as executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore since August 2009. He leads an agency with 2,000 employees and 10,000 volunteers, and more than 80 programs in 200 locations throughout Maryland that provide care and services for people who live in poverty, older persons, children and families in crisis, immigrants and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

McCarthy previously served as the market president for SunTrust Bank-Maryland, and as the head of wealth and investment management for the Mid-Atlantic Group. He also served in executive management positions at Allfirst Financial and M&T Bank. Prior to that, McCarthy operated a law practice and specialized in taxation.

He serves as chairman of the board at Loyola Blakefield High School in Maryland and also sits on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, One Baltimore, the Thomas O’Neill Catholic Health Care Fund, Board of Financial Administration of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Maryland Catholic Conference.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore and a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.