CLEARWATER – Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. recently announced the appointment of Lori James as chief financial officer.
James joins Ruth Eckerd Hall with nearly 14 years of not-for-profit auditing and corporate financial experience including most recently as chief financial officer for the South County Family YMCA Inc. in Venice.
"We are so pleased to welcome Lori to the Ruth Eckerd Hall family,” said Zev Buffman in a press release. Buffman is president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. “During her six years at the YMCA, she has been actively involved in the establishment of a charter school, growth and expansion from two to five branches, as well as construction and its related financing. Lori brings a wealth of knowledge to lead in the management financial obligations of Ruth Eckerd Hall."
"I am extremely excited to be joining such a prestigious performing arts organization,” James said. “I look forward to becoming involved in the diverse activities and outreach of Ruth Eckerd Hall."
James will be responsible for all financial operations and will work directly with Buffman to strategize and implement financial goals for Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc.