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Wesley College Commencement Speaker Announced


Wesley College announced the speaker for the spring commencement ceremony will be David W. Devonshire.  A 1966 graduate from Wesley, Devonshire currently serves on four public company boards: Roper Industries, Arbitron, Meritor, and Career Education. Additionally, he serves on the advisory boards of LEK Consulting and CFO magazine. He also serves as a consultant to the private family company, Harrison Street Capital, and is on the board of one of Harrison’s investments, MCR, LLC.

While at Motorola, where he served as EVP and CFO until 2007, Devonshire was voted one of the best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine for 2005, 2006, and 2007. In 2006, he was voted one of the top 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk magazine.

“As a graduate of Wesley, David will be able to connect with our students in a meaningful way,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “I am confident that David will inspire our graduates as they seek to fulfill their full potential.”

Devonshire has also worked in senior financial positions with Mead, Baxter International, and began a career with KPMG. He has served as a trustee of many institutions during his work in finance, including the Shedd Aquarium, Toledo Zoo, and United Way of Bergen County.

A graduate of Widener University, Devonshire earned a B.S. in accounting and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.