New Vice President of Finance and Treasurer Named

  Early Reese

President Jones has announced the appointment of Mr. Early Reese to the position of vice president of finance and treasurer of the College. Reese comes to Trinity with 30 years of financial experience from PriceWaterhouse-Coopers, Philip Morris, and the United States Olympic Committee.

“Early Reese brings an ideal combination of professional skills and experience to this position,” says Scott Reynolds, secretary of the College and interim CFO, who headed the search to fill the position. “He has distinguished himself in the private, not-for-profit, and academic worlds.”

As chief of finance and administration at the USOC, Reese managed all aspects of finance, facilities, and information technology—reducing operating budget deficits, spearheading construction projects, upgrading technology services, and working with the investment team to manage the endowment. During his 21 years at Philip Morris, he served in a variety of financial, accounting, and information services positions. Having served as rector (chairman of the board of trustees) and as chairman of the finance and audit committee for Virginia State University, he is familiar with the financial and management issues related to an academic institution.

“We are attempting to assemble the most outstanding group of senior line officers that Trinity has ever enjoyed,” explains Jones. “Recent appointments, including those of Ron Joyce and Paula Russo, would indicate that we are on the right track. This is certainly the case with someone as experienced and as nationally recognized as Early Reese. We welcome him to the College community and look forward to years of working together to make Trinity an even better college.”

A certified public accountant, Reese holds an M.B.A from the College of William and Mary and a B.S. from Virginia State University. He is past president of the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants and a former member of the special education advisory board for the Richmond public schools. Having previously lived in New York and in Stamford, Connecticut, Reese notes that he is looking forward to returning to the area when he begins his duties on Wednesday, May 18.

“I am both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to join the Trinity family,” says Reese. “This institution has distinguished itself over the years by a commitment to academic excellence and developing great leaders. I look forward to working with President Jones, the faculty, and the staff to continue to set new standards of excellence for liberal arts institutions.”


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