Kevin Phelan worked for the Most Rev. Robert Morlino in the capacity of chancellor in the Dioceses of Helena, MT, and Madison, WI. His primary responsibility was developing guidelines and processes to ensure that children and young adults were protected from sexual abuse. He also implemented support procedures for victims and their families and managed the lay staff. He oversaw major projects, including reorganizing parishes, financing the education of priests, and repurposing diocesan property to increase cash flow to diocesan ministries. Prior to this, Mr. Phelan served as chief operating officer for the Services Division of both Lucent Technologies and Avaya, as well as various management positions with AT&T. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and B.A. degrees in English and Philosophy from Regis College in Denver.