TICONDEROGA - Dr. Carl R. Crego, CFA, has been named chief financial officer at Fort Ticonderoga.
"Carl brings a tremendous knowledge base of finance and accounting to Fort Ticonderoga as well as a deep passion for the Fort's history," said Beth Hill, the fort's executive director.
Fort Ticonderoga Association Board of Trustees President, Peter Paine agreed.
"I am excited that someone of Carl's qualifications, experience and knowledge of the fort is joining our senior staff at this important time in the fort's history," Paine said. "He will be of immense help to us as we face the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead."
As chief financial officer Crego will be responsible for Fort Ticonderoga's financial administration, including the development of finance strategies and activities, financial operations, planning, accounting and administration.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such an exciting moment in the fort's history," Crego said.
Crego received his MBA and PhD, from the George Washington University and taught undergraduate and graduate finance courses at Pace University for seven academic years. He received the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence and received tenure at Pace. In the following year, he took leave of absence to join New York Society of Security Analysts as educational consultant. Crego helped NYSSA develop its education program from short preview class to a full range of continuing education and review courses.
Prior to beginning his academic career, he served for six years as vice president for Rinfret Associates, an international economic intelligence firm headed by economist Pierre Rinfret. He was involved with risk analysis studies whose content he then presented to clients. Most recently, Crego has served as an instructor for Kaplan Financial in Hong Kong.
Crego has been a long time supporter of Fort Ticonderoga. His volunteer support includes working with collections, events and membership recruitment. He is also the author of the book Fort Ticonderoga, the history based on postcard images published in 2004, and is currently working on a biography of Col. Robert M. Thompson, the man who financed the restoration of Fort Ticonderoga in 1909.