Deacon Bill Koniers is a recognized change agent inside the U.S. Catholic Church today. As Director, Parish Finance Services for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Deacon Koniers oversaw the comprehensive re-engineering of parish financial administration to achieve immediate transparency and accountability to parishioners. This major process re-design effort required significant collaboration among Pastors, Parish Finance Councils, lay staff and volunteers across 87 parishes, and became the impetus for a strategic partnership with CathoNet and its rapid application of best practices and secure, affordable cloud technology.A native of Philadelphia, PA, and graduate of Philadelphia University, Deacon Koniers, 59, has more than 36 years of experience in global corporate management and operations. He spent 11 years in various management positions with General Electric, and another 11 years with Pirelli North America. Prior to joining the Diocese of Bridgeport in 2006, Deacon Koniers held senior executive roles with Air Products Healthcare, a $300 million regional provider of ancillary home healthcare products and services, where he implemented a new order-to-cash revenue cycle and far-reaching company-wide change management.Deacon Koniers was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Bishop William Lori in 2004, and presently serves at Saint Pius X Roman Catholic Parish in Fairfield, CT.
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