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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

Catholic Professionals of Greater Philadelphia™ is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus represents acts of veneration of His physical heart, united to his divinity, as the symbol of his redemptive love.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors:

Chairman: Nick Gibboni
Nick Gibboni was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA where he attended Lower Moreland schools. He received a B.A. in Social Work with a Minor in Music from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Prior to accepting his current position as Manager of Operations at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia, Nick held positions as a mental health case manager, Stewardship Coordinator for the Diocese of Trenton, general manager for a franchise development company, and as a health insurance sales consultant and account manager. Following a serious disability in 2005, Nick had a difficult time finding a traditional full-time job due to his compromised health. Desperate to begin providing for his family again as soon as possible, he reluctantly accepted a fully commission-based position in insurance sales. It was out of this necessity that he quickly delved into professional networking, and this eventually led to his founding the Catholic Business Professionals of Greater Philadelphia networking group in September of 2009. Nick has enjoyed serving as a Pre-Cana marriage preparation team member, Extraordinary Minster of the Eucharist, and CYO basketball coach at his parishes. He volunteers as Treasurer of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Pro-Life Union. Nick and his wife Nicole are enjoying raising their two sons in Willow Grove, PA. His personal interests include Catholic theology and apologetics, music history, and playing the piano.


Day Job: Director of Development at Miraculous Medal Shrine
Areas of Professional Focus:

  • Operations
  • Business Procedures
  • Business Planning
  • Social Work
  • Sales

President: Craig Glantz
Craig has been involved with CPGP since the first event in 2008 and has been the President since 2012. He has been instrumental in planning and running the quarterly events, finding speakers, sponsors, and venues. He has helped participants find jobs, helped businesses find employees and has a broad number of business contacts in the Greater Philadelphia area. Craig is also a board member of the Fertility Care Friends of Philadelphia, a leader with the Knights of the Immaculata, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, a leader with the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, The King's Men, and other non-profit organizations. Professionally Craig is an award-winning financial professional. Prior to his work in the financial sector, Craig discerned a vocation to the priesthood with the Capuchin Franciscans and taught Theology. Personally Craig enjoys family time, social media outreach, graphic design, photography, eating healthy and exercising. Craig lives with his wife Wenqi and their two daughters (and Lily Gianna, Gabrielle and Elijah Pio eternally) in Montgomery County.


Areas of Professional Focus:
Day job: Personal Banker/Business Specialist/Notary
Areas of Professional Focus:

  • Small Business Resources
  • Personal/Business Debt Consolidation
  • Insurance
  • Investments

Treasurer: Michael Simpson, CPA
Michael has been involved with the CPGP for 3 years. He has sponsored several events and has been a member of the board since 2011. Michael joined Brinker, Simpson and Company in 1995 and became a Partner of their CPA firm in 2002. His client emphasis includes tax and business consulting. Michael frequently consults with his clients on such matters as income tax planning, financial and retirement planning, general business planning and succession planning. Michael also serves as treasurer for events sponsored by the alumni association of his Alma matter, Cardinal O'Hara High School. He is President of the Springfield Country Club's Golf Advisory Board; Committeeman for Springfield Township; Member of Holy Parish Counsel; and founding member of PROS (Professional Referral Organization of Springfield). Michael also sits on the Executive Board of The Stewards' Alliance. Michael and his wife Mary live in Springfield with their two children.


Day job: Partner at Brinker Simpson
Areas of Professional Focus:

  • Strategic Consulting for Start-Up and Existing Businesses
  • Tax Planning and Preparation for Businesses and Individuals
  • 401K Audits
  • General Business Planning
  • Non-Profits
  • Continuing Professional Education

Secretary: Edel Finnegan

Director at Pro Life Union of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Picture to come
bio to come
Area of Professional Focus to come

Member at Large: Elizabeth Racine
Beth Racine has been a member of the Catholic Professionals of Greater Philadelphia since its founding. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and is pursuing a Masters in Moral Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She recently joined Malvern Retreat House as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously she served as Director of Communications at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Director of Communications for Let Freedom Ring, and as an eighth-grade teacher in Archdiocesan Catholic Schools. She has been a freelance writer and editor for 30 years, specializing in parenting articles for such publications as Catholic Parent Magazine, Today’s Catholic Teacher, Momentum, and others. She and her husband, Norm, live in Bucks County, and are active members of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Warrington. They are the proud parents of three adult children.


Day job: Director of Sales and Marketing at Malvern Retreat House
Areas of Professional Focus:

  • Email/Social Network Campaigns
  • Branding/Graphic Design
  • Editorial
  • Public Relations
  • Retreat Planning
  • Sales

Member at Large: Marty Milligan
Marty has been involved with the Catholic Professionals of Greater Philadelphia for two years as a volunteer and a sponsor. He is a graduate of Neumann University and a fellow member of the Knights of Columbus. An active member in the community he is on numerous boards and associations. For the past ten years he has also served on Delaware County Parks and Recreation and Marple Newtown Recreation Boards. He is a former Special Olympics coach and the previous Chairman for Newtown Parks and Recreation. He is an Executive Board Member for the Walk for the Wounded Committee and he received recognition and an award for his efforts in 2011. Marty is the Captain of the annual Darby Creek Valley Association Clean-Up and he was recently honored by Neumann University for their Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award.


Day job: Vice President, Business Development at Delaware County's Brandywine CVB
Areas of Professional Focus:

  • Economic Development
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Business
  • Leisure
  • Travel
  • Tourism