Mike Guilfoyle, the smart and helpful press spokesman for Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, is leaving the diocese to become Assumption College’s communications chief.
``Michael brings over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the communications field to Assumption marketing and communications efforts,’’ said college president Francesco Cesareo. ``His professionalism, creativity and understanding of social media will serve the college well.’’
Guilfoyle has served as Bishop Tobin’s communications chief for eight years. He is no stranger to Rhode Island and national politics; before joining the diocese Guilfoyle worked in top media relations positions for U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin and for former U.S. Rep. Bob Weygand.
A graduate of St. Anslem College, Guilfoyle lives in Smithfield with his wife Kristen and their two children.He begins at Assumption on Oct. 28.