Jerry Wirth

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Chief Financial Officer
phone: 202-478-4570
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Jerry Wirth joined AACTE in July 2006. As chief financial officer /chief operating officer, Wirth establishes fiscal policies and procedures and oversees the financial and business activities of the Association. He supervises, coordinates, and directs the day-to-day operations of the staff, and he provides financial reports to the president & CEO and to the Board of Directors.

Wirth arrived at AACTE with decades of involvement in leadership positions in business and finance. He brings extensive experience with supervision, long-range planning, budgeting, regulatory compliance, facilities, and management of human resources and information technology.

Most immediately prior to joining AACTE, Wirth was responsible for accounting operations for the nonprofit organization Friends of the National Zoo. He also previously served as vice president and chief financial officer at Potomac Services, Inc., a $15 million building maintenance company, and as vice president for finance and administration at the Melwood Training Center, a $33 million nonprofit organization providing services to mentally challenged individuals.

Wirth is a Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Arizona and a master's in business administration from California State University at Los Angeles.