Executive Speaker Series - 6/13/2017


The New Orleans chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) will gather Tuesday, June 13th, at 7 p.m. for its next monthly Executive Speaker Series, featuring Thomas Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Good Shepherd Mission Network, Inc.. The event is FREE and open to all young professionals in their 20s and 30s and is usually attended by 175+ people from all industries!

YCP is one of the nation's fastest-growing Catholic organizations with chapters in cities across the country and now finally in NOLA! Join other vibrant, Catholic young professionals at this free monthly event.

EVENT LOCATION: Christian Brothers City Park


- Free wine, beer and appetizers
- Meet young Catholics committed to professional growth
- Be part of this challenging and inspiring community


7:00 p.m. - Networking with free wine, beer, and appetizers
7:45 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Thomas Moran followed by Q&A
8:45 p.m. - Stick around afterward to meet Thomas & continue networking!

Dress for this event is business professional. We hope to see you there!


We are currently looking for volunteers to help us out the day of! Volunteer positions include greeters, check-in, and beverage servers! Interested in helping out? Click the link below to sign up at a time that's convenient for you! http://signup.com/go/XxcsNb



Thomas Moran, a graduate of Jesuit High School, has been named president of The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School.


Moran earned his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Loyola University New Orleans, beginning his career at Deloitte as a CPA before deciding to embark on a new career in education. Moran earned his certification and master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the University of Holy Cross, starting out as a mathematics and religion teacher, moderator and coach and ultimately holding leadership positions as an assistant principal and principal.

At Archbishop Rummel High, Moran was part of the team that implemented a strategic planning and visioning process for the school. The committee’s work included reviewing Archbishop Rummel’s mission statement, overseeing a complete revision of school curriculum that ultimately increased the TOPS eligibility of students by more than 50 percent, and produced the first balanced financial budget in more than a decade. Moran also managed Archbishop Rummel’s fund-raising and communications efforts as the director of institutional advancement and worked to revamp the school’s financial aid process and work study program.

In 2011, after 16 years in education, Moran returned to the corporate world and spent the next five years in positions including director of auditing at Stewart Enterprises, CFO of Adriatic Marine and business development director at Bourgeois Bennett. Last February, he returned to education as president of Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School, his current assignment.

“We will never legislate, police or solely educate our way out of poverty, injustice, prejudice and hopelessness – we will only truly tackle those by bringing the face of Jesus to every kid, in every neighborhood,” said Moran, alluding to the 15-year-old school, which provides a faith-based, tuition-free, year-round education to more than 100 low-income children. “The passionate people of The Good Shepherd School do that every day – it is now time to bring that passion and fire everywhere!”

June 13, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
Christian Brothers City Park