Ed Giganti, CHA's vice president of communications and marketing, plans to retire effective Dec. 31. In his 28 years with CHA, he has led initiatives in articulating and branding the organization through key messaging and visuals.
Giganti began his career at CHA as director of graphics and went on to work as a director in the organization's Mission Services department. There he led communications work related to a first-of-its-kind, research-based leadership competency model for Catholic health care in the early 1990s. He contributed to the design and coordination of CHA's annual ecclesiology and spiritual renewal program for Catholic health care leaders in Rome. It includes meetings with Vatican officials. Giganti arranged speakers and staffed the program during its first six years.
Giganti was instrumental in the development of the ministry's "A Shared Statement of Identity for the Catholic Health Ministry." As part of the 1999-2002 strategic plan of CHA's board of trustees, Giganti gathered input from ministry members to craft and refine the statement. The statement, ratified by CHA's board in 2000, is a concise declaration of the ministry's core values.
He may be best known to the membership for organizing the Catholic Health Assembly. He has led the assembly-planning team since 2006, when he was promoted to his current executive position. To identify topics and themes most relevant to CHA's members, Giganti recruited executives from a variety of disciplines within the ministry to contribute to the ideation and planning for each year's assembly. Speakers have included then-President Barack Obama and national and international thought leaders.
He supervises CHA's award-winning Health Progress and Catholic Health World publications and its website. In 2010, he led the creation of CHA's current brand platform, graphic identity and its redesigned logo.
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