Saint Patrick High School Names Five New Members to Board of Trustees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Chicago, IL, September 30, 2020) – Saint Patrick High School, the oldest all-male Catholic high school in Chicago, is proud to announce five new members have been appointed to the Board of Trustees.
The new members joining the Board are 1979 alumnus Michael P. Bordes, 2011 alumnus Justin Cruz, former Saint Patrick parent Grace Fox, public servant Mary O’Connor, and 1986 alumnus David P. Glatz, who will serve for the second time.
“Our Board of Trustees give their time, talent and treasure to benefit the young men who attend Saint Patrick and their families,” said Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, AFSC, serving in his eighth year as president and 54th with the institution. “You couldn’t find five more qualified individuals to help support our mission as members of this already passionate group.”
Michael P. Bordes ’79 is the President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR Building Services, a $9B Construction and Services Firm (EME, NYSE). Prior to joining EMCOR in 2005, Mike was general manager at United Technologies-Carrier Corporation, where he managed sales and operations for its commercial mechanical services business throughout Canada. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is involved in several charities including Horizon for Youth and serves as a Board Member for Pat Mac’s Pack/Lurie Children’s. He and his wife, Terri, reside in Arlington Heights.
Justin Cruz ’11 attended Northwestern University as an Evans Scholar where he earned a degree in Learning and Organizational Change and Psychology and has recently returned to Northwestern to pursue his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management. Justin began his career at Deloitte Consulting and currently works in strategy and operations management at McMaster-Carr, an industrial supply distribution company. He and his wife, Brittany, live in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Grace Fox, the mother of a 2020 Saint Patrick graduate, is a current member of the Institutional Advancement committee. Grace is a Long Island, NY native and former municipal bond broker who has served on the Parish Council at Saint Clement and multiple fundraising and capital campaign committees. She currently serves as a hospice volunteer at JourneyCare, the largest nonprofit provider of palliative, and supportive care in Illinois. Grace and her husband, Doug, are avid supporters of the Phoenix Program at Saint Patrick.
Mary O’Connor is a business owner, community activist, and public servant who has served the City of Chicago most of her career. She currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development overseeing the Small Business Advocacy Division and is the owner of Unforgettable Edibles Catering. She served as Alderman of Chicago’s 41st Ward on the Northwest Side of Chicago from 2011-2015. In addition, Mary is the founder of the Edison Park Turkey Trot, which has raised over a million dollars to benefit various charities, and served as President of the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce from 2002-2008. Mary is an alumna of Resurrection College Prep High School and Eastern Illinois University.
David P. Glatz ’86 currently practices investment management and corporate securities law as a partner in the Chicago office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (B. Com.) and Accounting from DePaul University in 1990 and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Dave has previously served on the Saint Patrick Alumni Board and Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Sheila, live in Hoffman Estates.
“We are thrilled to add these five new members who embody the spirit of Saint Patrick and are prepared to serve in this important role for the school,” said Michael G. O’Rourke ’86, Board Chairman. “They join a dedicated group of professionals who make up the current Board of Trustees and are committed to continuing the Lasallian mission of Saint Patrick.”
To learn more about Saint Patrick High School, including in-person and virtual opportunities for prospective families to explore the campus, please visit www.stpatrick.org/admissions.
ABOUT SAINT PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL
Now in its 160th year, Saint Patrick High School’s mission is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality which enables young men to develop their maximum potential as lifelong learners and assets to society and the Church. Saint Patrick welcomes students of other religious beliefs, varying academic abilities, and diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Students reside in the city of Chicago and nearby suburbs and come from more than 70 different elementary schools.
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