Ben Hammond became Lawrenceville’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Secretary to the Board of Trustees on July 1, 2017.
As Lawrenceville’s CFO, Hammond has primary responsibility for the School’s business operations, financial management and planning, endowment and other assets, risk management, legal affairs, and real estate holdings. He also oversees Financial and Administrative Services at Lawrenceville, which includes the following departments and functions: Auxiliary Services and Summer Programs, Comptroller’s Office, Office of Human Resources, Information Technology Services (ITS), Lawrenceville Summer Scholars (LVSS) and Risk Management.
He is an Officer of the corporation, serving as Treasurer of the School and Secretary to Lawrenceville’s Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves as the administration’s liaison and staff to the Board’s Executive, Finance, Investment, Legal, Trustees, and Audit and Risk committees.
Hammond returned to central New Jersey after six years in Massachusetts where he served as Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer at Wellesley College (2013-2017) and Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer at Mount Holyoke College (2011-2013). Between 2002-2011, he served as a senior administrator at Princeton University in a series of roles with increasing responsibility, most recently as Executive Director of Finance and Administrative Services for the Facilities division. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at McKinsey. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he earned an MBA, and Harvard College, where he earned a BA in history and literature, magna cum laude. He grew up on the campus of, and graduated from, Phillips Exeter Academy.
The Chief Financial Officer leads Lawrenceville’s business operations and financial and risk management. The CFO oversees Auxiliary Services and Summer Programs, Finance, HR, ITS, LVSS and Risk Management. Together with the Head Master, the Secretary facilitates the Board of Trustees’ governance of, and fiduciary duties for, the School.