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Donna Farrell

World Meeting of Families--Philadelphia 2015
Executive Director
Farrell is the Executive Director of the global event that will bring Pope Francis and millions of visitors to Philadelphia in September 2015. Farrell first worked for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Office for Communications from 1999 until she joined Independence Blue Cross as Manager of External Affairs. At IBC, Farrell served as Director of Communications from 2005-2012 managing public relations and coordinating national and regional media coverage for the largest health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. In May 2013, she received the papal honor, Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice—Cross for the Church and Pontiff, for her service to the Church. Over the course of nearly 14 years, she’s devoted countless hours to managing internal communications and media relations surrounding many of the largest challenges the Archdiocese has faced in its history.