Michael F. Acquilano, J.D. | Director, South Carolina Catholic Conference
Mr. Acquilano was hired in 2013 to serve as the Director of the South Carolina Catholic Conference for the Diocese of Charleston. Mr. Acquilano graduated from Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting. In 2009, he studied International Finance and Negotiations at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen, one of the top business schools in Europe.
After returning from his studies in Paris, Acquilano lived in Odumasi Krobo, Ghana where he acted as a Business Consultant for Ghana Poultry Network (GAPNET). GAPNET’s mission is to provide business development assistance through a micro-financing organization. He later received his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida.
Mr. Acquilano serves as a board of director for many non-profit and Catholic organizations including Sidewalk Advocates for Life (Dallas, TX), Law of Life Summit (Chicago, IL), South Carolina Citizens for Life (Columbia, SC), Exceptional SC (Columbia, SC), SC Free Clinic Association (Camden, SC), Catholic Charities of South Carolina (Charleston, SC), and Coastline Women’s Center (Conway, SC). Mr. Acquilano lives in Adams Run, South Carolina and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Yonges Island, SC.