Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School President Named
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School has made a decision on a new president for the school.
Thomas Kristofco takes over October 1st.
Kristofco will bring in excess of 30 years of progressive business experience and leadership to the school. He will be responsible for the institution’s financial viability and long-term sustainability, as well as educational excellence.
“We are extremely delighted that Tom has enthusiastically agreed to lead and position BG at the forefront of our community,” said Bob Montler, BG Trustee and Chair of the President Search Committee. “The business experience and expertise that he brings to BG is critical to being able to provide an exceptional educational experience. Tom was the standout candidate from the numerous applicants from all over the Mid-Atlantic region.”
“I believe in the tradition of excellence that BG has provided to students from Blair County and the surrounding areas for 90 years,” said Kristofco. “The benefit of a BG education is evidenced by the success and contributions made around the globe by our 10,000+ alumni.
“I am passionate about the school’s success. It is our vision that BG be a perpetual resource for generations of students to come and for our community. BG has had a key influence on my life, and the lives of many successful people. A BG education has started many alumni on their way toward playing at the highest level within their chosen professions. I want to make sure that current and future students have that same opportunity. I am ecstatic about this chance to give back.”
Kristofco, in 1991, founded Blair Technology Group and was CEO until October 2005 when BTG was sold to Paradigm Solutions International. For the past five years, he has been a management consultant with Business Continuity Concepts, LLC, a company he also founded.
A Summa Cum Laude accounting graduate of Saint Francis University, Kristofco brings strong financial and analytical skills, substantial strategic planning experience, and extensive marketing and business development experience to the position.
In 2005, he was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce for his work with BTG. In 2007, he was inducted into the BG Ring of Honor recognizing his exceptional service to the school.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on the BG Board of Trustees for five years, he is the immediate past president of the Board of Trustees for the Independent Catholic Foundation of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. He will continue his role on the BG Board of Trustees, but as a non-voting, ex-officio member.