Rich Goodwin | Board Of Trustees

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Rich GoodwinGoodwin’s present position as assistant chief administrative officer for finance and management for the City of Burlington was preceded by several other such positions, including that of teacher.  He comes to Burlington College with vast experience in finance.

Goodwin grew up in Beverly, MA, just north of Boston. A self-described “late-bloomer,” he earned associate and bachelor of science degrees, achieving his master’s in business administration at the New York Institute of Technology at the age of 45.

In Vermont, his professional accomplishments include positions as chief financial officer, treasurer for the scholarship fund and teacher at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier. Leaving NECI for a new challenge, he became director of financial operations for Synergy Software Technologies in Essex Junction. When the company merged with Harmony Information Systems of Virginia, his position was discontinued, but not before he had created the financial architecture to streamline operations between the two locations.

Goodwin also taught food and beverage management, accounting and finance, and information technology at NECI and accounting at Berkshire Community College when he was vice-president of finance at Hilton. He said he feels that his contacts in the business community and his diverse knowledge of accrediting agencies, marketing and other aspects of business will help provide guidance for the growth of the College.