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BW names Gregory Cingle Chief Financial Officer

Gregory M. Cingle '90, CPA, has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for Baldwin Wallace University, succeeding Bill Reniff, who will retire from the college this summer after 13 years of dedicated service.

photo of new BW CFO Greg Cingle

Cingle will begin his appointment in early April after a 28-year career as director of finance/taxation for the City of Brook Park, Ohio. In addition to that elected position, he concurrently held the roles of director of finance for the City of Fairview Park and tax administrator for the Village of Brooklyn Heights.

In his BW role, Cingle will provide strategic collaboration and contribution to all areas of the university's finance operations, which include guiding the development, implementation and monitoring of the BW operating and capital budgets. He also will manage the finance, payroll and accounting departments and ensure BW is in legal and regulatory compliance for all fiscal affairs.

Helping BW Achieve Strategic Goals

"We are delighted to welcome Greg back to the Baldwin Wallace community. His impressive credentials include decades of financial experience and leadership that will help BW move forward in achieving our strategic goals as we expand in new directions that position us for ongoing success," said BW President Bob Helmer.

Cingle graduated from BW in 1990 with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and accounting. He worked at Progressive Insurance Company as a senior auditor before assuming the director role for Brook Park, his hometown and current area of residence.

His professional experience also includes consultant work for CPA firm Kuper Hilton & Kaminski and roles as treasurer and global commodities manager for the international manufacturing company Prince & Izant.

In addition to his BW degree, Cingle has an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University and holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, Municipal Finance Officers Association (past president), Berea City School District Educational Community Foundation (trustee, past treasurer) and Municipal Treasurers Association.

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