Meredith Cook, Esq. Appointed Chancellor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2019
Meredith Cook, Esq., Appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester
(MANCHESTER, NH) – The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, announced today the appointment of Meredith Cook, Esq., to serve as the Diocese of Manchester’s new Chancellor, effective June 5, 2019. She replaces Diane Murphy Quinlan, who is retiring.
“As Chancellor, Meredith will have overall responsibility for the supervision and maintenance of all civil and legal affairs of the diocese,” said Bishop Libasci. “I am grateful for the leadership that I know Meredith will provide. She is the right person for this position and we are blessed to have her.”
Cook previously served the diocese as Vice Chancellor and Associate General Legal Counsel, and as Director of Public Policy. Prior to her employment at the diocese, Cook was a Shareholder at the law firm of Wiggin & Nourie, P.A., where she practiced employment law and real estate litigation.
Cook graduated from Trinity High School in Manchester, received a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Anselm College (cum laude), and earned a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School (magna cum laude). She has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association for more than twenty years.
Cook has served the diocese for more than thirty years in youth ministry, Catholic Youth Organization athletics, and on the Diocesan Public Policy Commission. In 2001, she received the Saint Thomas More Award, presented by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire to a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of Saint Thomas More in his or her courage, dedication, integrity, civility, and compassion toward others. Cook lives in Manchester with her husband, Chuck, and their two children. They are parishioners of Saint Pius X Parish.
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