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Tim Marx (’83) Appointed CEO of Twin Cities Catholic Charities

FEBRUARY 3, 2011—Tim Marx (’83) was appointed CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the largest nonprofit social service agency in Minnesota, by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, on Jan. 19, 2011.

Marx left his position as executive director of New York City Common Ground at the end of January to work with Catholic Charities staff and board members before he formally assumes his new job duties in April. Paul Martodam will serve as co-CEO until Marx is fully on board and then will become Catholic Charities’ chief strategy officer.

Marx joined Common Ground, a nonprofit affordable housing, community development, and social services agency, in 2008 from the Minnesota State Housing Agency. He was a Housing Commissioner from 2003-08 and in that role worked with Catholic Charities on efforts to end homelessness.

In addition to a J.D. from the Law School, class of 1983, Marx holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He joined Briggs and Morgan in 1986 and practiced law there until 1993, when he left to serve as St. Paul City Attorney at the request of then-St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman. In 1997 he was named St. Paul’s Deputy Mayor, and in 1998 he returned to Briggs and Morgan as a shareholder. He practiced in its business litigation section until 2003, when he joined the Minnesota Housing Agency.

A native of Minnesota, Marx has lived in St. Paul much of his live and has been active in many organizations, including the Capital City Partnership, the Citizens League, the St. Paul Board of Education, and the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, which named him its 2001 Volunteer of the Year.

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis works to end poverty and homelessness and helps about 37,000 people each year, regardless of faith. It has a budget of about $36 million and a staff of nearly 500.


Tim Marx

Tim Marx (’83)