Following an extensive nationwide search, the Cathedral welcomed Rita L. Walters as its new chief development officer on July 29, 2013. Walters comes from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she had spent more than five years as senior associate director of development. Prior to Hopkins, Walters served as director of development at the Baltimore Presbytery (a governing body of the Presbyterian Church USA). Previously, Walters worked for 12 years in finance for various companies throughout New York and New Jersey. She earned her Master of Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J.