UCC’s Cornerstone Fund names new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria C. Coyne as the new President and CEO of the Cornerstone Fund.

Coyne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in finance and attended the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and has over 30 years of banking experience with Key Bank and Bank One and also served as Director of E-Strategy for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.

In addition, she was a founding member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, served as a member of Macdonald Women’s Health Leadership Council affiliated with University Hospitals Health System, served on the Finance Council of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, as a Board member of the Consumer Bankers Association and on the inaugural board of the Forbes Executive Women’s Board.

Coyne will start on September 6, 2016, as President & CEO Elect and will assume the position of
President & CEO at the conclusion of the October 1, 2016, Cornerstone Fund Board of Directors meeting.

“The Board of Directors also wants to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding service of Gordon Gilles, our President and CEO for the past 21 years,” said board chair John W. Graham. “His strong sense of mission and in depth financial acumen has not only benefited the Cornerstone Fund but many churches, conferences and individuals throughout the denomination. His creativity and perseverance has been constant drivers to the success of the Cornerstone Fund.”

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