Placed Leaders

Brittany McGhee

Senior Director of Mission Engagement

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

We partnered with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago on the search for a Senior Director of Mission Engagement. Catholic Charities provides a host of social and professional services that strengthen, nourish and support individuals, families, and communities across the city and the state.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Brittany McGhee to the role.

In this role, McGhee oversees the building and strengthening of key relationships for Catholic Charities across critical constituent groups in order to advance the region’s social infrastructure and further Catholic Charities’ role as the most trusted partner for organizations and people seeking to serve those in need.

McGhee has over a decade of experience leading highly successful cross-sector collaborative efforts to affect change across Chicago and globally.

Most recently, McGhee worked as Director of Community and Strategic Engagement Initiatives at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. There, she led external relationship building, programmatic opportunities and leadership development for core constituent groups including Chicago’s premier young professionals network. 

Previously, she worked across nonprofit, mission-forward, and faith-based organizations leading volunteer management, program development and design, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational change efforts. She served an international church ministry through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and worked with newly resettled refugees at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.

McGhee has also served as a public relations and marketing advisor and consultant for companies and nonprofit organizations including internet service provider Zentro (Everywhere Wireless).

McGhee serves on the University of Chicago Library Council, the University of Chicago Alumni Club Board, and as a founding director of Chicago Artists for Action. She is a regional leader within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In 2021, she was named a Chicago Urban League IMPACT Fellow and stars International Leader.

McGhee holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Maryland. She earned a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago.