Mount St. Mary’s University Appoints VP for Business and Finance
Emmitsburg, Maryland - Mount St. Mary’s University recently appointed William E. Davies, CPA, as Vice President for Business and Finance.
A resident of Harrisburg, PA, and a 1984 graduate of Gettysburg College, Davies comes to the Mount with more than 25 years of fiscal management expertise. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at the Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company — developing long-range financial models and budget processes for the $9.5 billion organization.
From 1995-2009, Davies was with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. His responsibilities included long range financial planning — including coordinating operational and capital expenditure budgets, capital projects including the development of the $95 million Giant Center Arena project, as well as coordinating syndicated loan strategies with numerous banking institutions.
“Bill is a wonderful addition to the Mount community and to our leadership team,” said University President Thomas H. Powell. “He is a seasoned financial professional and will serve the Mount well as we continue to enhance and expand our University.”
An active member of his community, Davies has served on the boards of the American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley, the Easter Seals Society, and Keystone Family Services. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award.
“I am inspired by the mission of the Mount as it enters its third century of service,” Davies said. “It is clear that the Board, faculty, staff, students and alumni are all integral to its success, and I look forward to serving the needs of the Mount in its quest to achieve its strategic priorities.”
Davies and his wife, Susan, have two children: Megan, a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, TN; and Jaclyn, a first-year student at the University of Pittsburgh.