Elizabeth Veasey Appointed Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

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February 21, 2022 — Marist College is pleased to announce that Elizabeth (Beth) Veasey has been named the College’s next Vice President of Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer (VPBA/CFO). Beth joined Marist in 2017 as its Associate Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, and has served as its Interim VPBA/CFO since John Pecchia retired from the same position in November, 2021. This appointment ends a nationwide search, and is effective immediately.

“As a skilled financial leader, Beth brings a unique combination of attributes, including strategic vision, entrepreneurialism, innovation, excellent communication skills, a commitment to transparency, and a collegial leadership approach,” said Marist College President Kevin Weinman. “I am so excited that Beth has agreed to serve in this important role, and I look forward to working with her for years to come,” he noted.

Beth is an accomplished financial professional with extensive experience in a wide variety of finance roles before coming to Marist, including Assistant Vice President at Moody’s Investor Service, Vice President at Bank of America, and Executive Director roles at JP Morgan where she served clients in higher education. Combined with her five years at Marist, she steps into this role with a uniquely broad and deep set of perspectives and experiences.

“I am honored that Kevin and the Marist College Board of Trustees have demonstrated such confidence in me,” Beth said.  “I look forward to doing all that I can to help Marist achieve its aspirations while also carefully stewarding its financial resources for the long term.”

Beth’s appointment comes with widespread support across the Marist community, including its Board of Trustees. “The Board has been impressed with Beth since she arrived in 2017, but especially in her time since she has stepped in after John’s retirement,” said Finance Committee Chair Tim Tenney. “She is well-positioned to continue Marist’s tradition of skillful and visionary financial management.”

Beth graduated from Tufts University with a BA degree in German and also has a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Policy and Finance from New York University. 

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