The Office of Finance & Administration

maintains the maximum possible level of transparency and, thus, trust, through all advancement services to include gift processing, reporting and investing.

  • Crissy Elliott

    Crissy Elliott Chief Financial Officer

    The Chief Financial Officer serves as a true business partner to the CEO of the Alumni Agencies and well as to the other agency heads. The CFO is responsible for engaging the board finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating mode(s) and operational delivery. The CFO works to develop tools and systems that provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. The CFO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, Switchboard and Mail Center. The CFO also manages personnel policies, the compensation committee and audit committee. The CFO reports directly to the CEO.

    Cheryl Cathcart

    Cheryl Cathcart Director of Human Resources

    Under the general direction of the CFO, the director of human resources performs human resources related duties at the professional level including but not limited to employee recruitment/selection, compensation, health insurance reimbursements and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with the handbook of the VMI Alumni Agencies.

    Tracy Akers

    Tracy Akers Database Manager

    The database manager, under the direction and supervision of the CFO, supervises, plans, coordinates and assists the data entry department, answers general questions and reviews problems with data entry procedures and gift processing. The manager provides support to all departments of the Alumni Agencies for the Raisers Edge software. The manager creates complex queries and reports as needed within the Agencies and to VMI as needed.

    Ginny Cameron

    Ginny Cameron Executive Assistant to the CEO and Corporate Secretary

    The executive assistant provides assistance to the CEO of the VMI Alumni Agencies, the Alumni Agencies Board, Foundation Board of Trustees, Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the Keydet Club Board of Governors. The executive assistant also assists with meetings and meetings of the Jackson-Hope Board of Overseers and the Peay Endowment Cabinet. As corporate secretary, they also provide secretarial support and serve as the primary point of contact for administrative support for the Alumni Agencies Board, VMI Board of Trustees, the Jackson-Hope Board of Overseers and the Peay Endowment.

    Ruth Clark

    Ruth Clark Data Entry Operator/Receptionist

    The data entry operator creates, updates and maintains records of alumni, current cadets, parents, widows/widowers and companies or foundations. Records include commission, rank and branch if applicable, as well as gift entry for cash, checks or credit cards. The receptionist is responsible for answering and directing all incoming calls for the VMI Alumni Agencies, as well as directing visitors and guests to the appropriate persons within the Agencies.

    Jackie Flint

    Jackie Flint Mail Room Manager

    The mail room manager directs and oversees mail room activities, including the sorting and delivery of incoming mail, as well as the preparation and sending of outgoing mail. The manager monitors inventory and reorders items as needed.

    Brandy Hulvey

    Brandy Hulvey Database Specialist

    The database specialist, under the direction of the CFO and the database manager, maintains the VMI Alumni Agencies’ electronic records. The specialist is responsible for providing a variety of data entry, reports and documentation in a timely manner.

    Kevin Ryan

    Kevin Ryan '01 Financial Controller

    Reporting to the chief financial officer, the financial controller provides accounting expertise in ensuring financial transactions are properly recorded and presented through accurate and timely reporting.