William J. McCarthy, Jr., has been the executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore since August 2009. He leads an agency of more than 2,000 employees and 10,000 volunteers. providing care and services for people who live in poverty, older Marylanders, children and families in crisis, immigrants, and individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Mr. McCarthy oversees more than 80 programs at 200 locations throughout Maryland. Some of Catholic Charities’ largest programs include Our Daily Bread Employment Center, Sarah’s House, Gallagher Services, Head Start, Supportive Senior Communities, My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, St. Vincent’s Villa and Villa Maria Community Resources.
He was previously the market president for SunTrust Bank, Maryland, and served 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, Mr. McCarthy was in the private practice of law, specializing in taxation.
Mr. McCarthy serves as chairman of the board at Loyola Blakefield High School, as well as on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, One Baltimore, SunTrust Bank Maryland, The Thomas O’Neill Catholic Health Care Fund, Board of Financial Administration of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Maryland Catholic Conference.
He earned both law and master’s degrees from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, and he is a graduate of Loyola Blakefield. He and his wife, Maria, reside in Lutherville, Maryland, with their son Ryan.