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Richard S. (Rick) Greene joined Scholarship America as Chief Financial Officer in June 2013. As CFO, he has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities of the organization, and works closely with the CEO, Board of Trustees and Executive Team to establish goals and formulate financial strategy.
He was most recently Chief Financial Officer for APR Energy PLC, and brings more than 20 years of strategic financial expertise to Scholarship America. With APR Energy, he was responsible for all finance, accounting, external reporting, treasury, investor relations, tax and risk management activities for the $260 million organization. His strategic and financial leadership resulted in significant revenue growth for the organization. Prior to his position at APR Energy, Greene held CFO positions at Deluxe Corporation and TYCO International/Covalence Specialty Materials Corp.
Greene, who is proficient in Spanish and French, has been a board member with numerous Twin Cities nonprofit organizations including The Sanneh Foundation, where he currently serves as Treasurer and a member of the finance committee, the Minnesota Literacy Council, Deluxe Corp. Foundation and the W.R. Hotchkiss Foundation.
Greene holds a B.A. in international management and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School, where he focused on finance and strategic studies.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.
Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.
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