|For Immediate Release: August 11, 2014||
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Names New Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Operations
Richard Holly brings over 20 years of leadership to one of the nation’s largest membership associations
WASHINGTON — Richard Holly has been named NAEYC’s Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Operations. In this role he will oversee all financial and human resources operations for one of the nation’s largest associations, with nearly 70,000 members from more than 300 affiliates committed to bringing high-quality early care and education to all children, birth to age eight. Holly will focus on aligning and enhancing financial and human resource processes within the association to better serve members and other internal and external NAEYC stakeholders.
“Richard’s deep financial knowledge, familiarity, and commitment to our work will help us set an ambitious financial direction to allow NAEYC to grow and thrive during a time of great opportunity,” said Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC’s Executive Director.
Holly is charged with setting the association’s financial policies, overseeing business planning and budgeting functions, and helping to drive the strategic direction of the association. Holly will work closely with the Finance and Fund Development Committee of the Governing Board. In addition to managing the accounting staff, Holly will lead the association’s Human Resources and Association Services staffs.
Holly has 22 years of experience in the finance sector. He has been with NAEYC since October 2011 as Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining NAEYC, Holly was employed by Executive Management Associates as a financial consultant to the United States Department of Transportation’s TRANServe program; Principal and Partner of Tatum LLC; Assistant North American Ready Mix Product Line Controller of Lafarge North America; and Controller of Engelhard-Clal’s Silver Industrial division. Holly began his career as a financial analyst of Engelhard’s Engineered Materials Group in Paris, France.
Holly holds a master’s degree in International Business Studies from the Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in International Public Affairs from Oklahoma State University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.
About NAEYC NAEYC's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States. Learn more at www.naeyc.org.