NCEA Names New Director of Marketing Communications

Matthew Valleskey will join NCEA on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Arlington, VA — The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has announced that Matthew Valleskey has been named NCEA Director of Marketing Communications. He will serve in this role as of February 21, 2017.

Mr. Valleskey brings more than 20 years of experience in communications and has overseen marketing departments at Symantec, TruSecure, Neustar and Metalogix. In addition, Mr. Valleskey provided guidance for multiple associations, non-profits and NGO organizations. He also has been an instructor for the Direct Marketing Association.

“We are very pleased to have Matthew join NCEA,” said NCEA President/CEO Dr. Thomas Burnford. “His extensive background and experience are a great fit for NCEA, and we look forward to working with him to continue to serve the great Catholic schools in the U.S."

Mr. Valleskey graduated from Catholic Central High School in Detroit, MI, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences from Michigan State University. He and his wife and two children live in Herndon, VA. Mr. Valleskey also volunteers as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America for Pack 913 at St. Joseph’s parish in Herndon.

The director of marketing communications provides leadership for NCEA’s mission to proclaim the good news of Catholic school education and to support member Catholic schools in their marketing efforts. Among the director’s responsibilities are the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance NCEA’s mission to provide support for Catholic schools. The director also provides leadership to a team of six professional staff and regularly consults with an advisory council of stakeholders.


Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that assists its members to fulfill their teaching mission of the Church and to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education. For more information, visit the NCEA website.