CFO of the Year Awards

Two individuals from the School of Business, one student and one staff person, were recently honored through the Business Review’s “2011 CFO of the Year” awards.

Ian Ellis-Jones ’12 was named “Future Financial Executive.” This June, he will complete a challenging dual major in accounting and business, with a concentration in the Financial Analyst Honors Program. Ellis-Jones has been highly involved on campus as Co-President of the University at Albany School of Business Investment Group and a member of Delta Sigma Pi, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Presidential Honors Society. He has run on the cross-country team and serves as a Purple & Gold Student Ambassador. Last spring he received the Dick '69 and Estelle Schecter '70 Scholarship. Ellis-Jones has been offered a job at Goldman Sachs upon graduation.

The School of Business Director of Finance and Administration Tyrone Reid ‘00 was a finalist for “CFO of the Year” in the Nonprofit Organization category. Reid has 22 years in the SUNY system, the last 15 at the University at Albany. Since he started with the School of Business in 2007, Reid has been a champion of students, reaching far beyond his CFO role. He works to encourage students into the field of accounting through an annual weeklong program for high school students: Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession, sponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as faculty/staff advisor for UAlbany chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants and Association of Latino Professionals for Finance and Accounting. Reid is often called upon to speak at campus events.

Mr. Reid currently serves as vice-president, treasurer and head of the finance committee for the Troy Boys and Girls Club, and is treasurer and past president of the Schenectady Top Fliters Golf Club. He is an avid campus volunteer, having participated in commencement activities, the annual campus clean-up and has served on many university search committees.