GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 2, 2016) – C. David Wilhite, CPA, has been named chief financial officer and treasurer for Georgetown College after unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees on Saturday. He succeeds James A. Moak Jr., who has retired.
Selection of Wilhite comes after an extensive, well-coordinated search which yielded a large pool of applications. Prior to the final decision, the pool was narrowed to three outside candidates and one internal candidate.
“From a competitive field, David rose to the top,” Georgetown College President Dr. M. Dwaine Greene said. “He is a CPA with 12 years of experience here as the college’s controller. In addition to his demonstrated accounting expertise, he has a wider range of skills and a professional maturity which makes him well-suited to the post. With his strong support of Georgetown’s mission, we have a person whom I am pleased to situate in the CFO position.”
Before joining the staff of Georgetown College in 2004, Wilhite served as chief financial officer in an equine-related business. He previously held a similar position for a thoroughbred horse farm as well. His private industry experience also includes a number of years with an accounting firm.
He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned a bachelor of science in accounting with high distinction and honors in accounting. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Wilhite and his wife, Elaine, are parents to Nathan, a Class of 2014 Georgetown College alumnus with a degree in accounting; Oliver, who will graduate from Georgetown College in May with a degree in political science; and Claire, who graduates from Lexington Catholic High School in May.