To tears from his parishioners, a man of the cloth and for the people of Camden is retiring — at 85
by Valerie Russ,
Msgr. Michael J. Doyle (the Irish Chamber’s 2016 Uachtarán Award honoree) came to Sacred Heart Church in Camden in 1974 and saw a city ravaged by poverty and white flight.
Many of the church’s white parishioners had fled to Pennsauken, or Cherry Hill, or other South Jersey suburbs.
As a result, both the church and Sacred Heart School struggled to stay afloat. About 80% of the school’s current students are not Catholic.
But poverty did not scare Father Michael, as his congregation calls him. He was born in Ireland on a farm, the second of five children.
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Bernard Birkett Recognized as 2020 CFO of the Year Award Winner by the Philadelphia Business Journal
The CFO of the Year Awards honor CFOs in Greater Philadelphia who have shown outstanding performance in their role as corporate financial stewards. The nominees were evaluated by an independent panel of judges who examined their financial management, strategic thinking and overall contribution to their company’s reputation.
Bernard received this award in recognition of his senior leadership ability and strategic thinking cultivated over more than 25 years in Finance and Corporate Accounting roles in the manufacturing and medical device industries. Since Bernard joined the West team nearly two years ago, he has worked tirelessly to greatly strengthen our financial position, which has resulted in West’s stock price more than doubling (as of May 2020) and our recent addition to the S&P 500.