Jim Cruickshank

Conference hires new Treasurer

Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson and the Eastern PA  Conference Council on Finance and Administration are pleased to announce the hiring of James E. Cruickshank as Conference Treasurer, starting August 3, 2015. He will succeed current Treasurer Peter DiNofia when he retires.

Jim Cruickshank, CFA, is a financial executive with extensive financial leadership and investment management experience. During his 30-year career, he has led corporate and business unit strategic initiatives that have helped organizations achieve growth. His specialties include corporate finance, capital markets, risk management, financial planning and analysis, and relationship management.

Jim was Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance and also President of John Hancock Capital Corporation, where he managed $5 billion of fixed income investments there and the company’s $1 billion centralized funding conduit. With an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass., he began his career as a fixed income credit analyst at John Hancock Financial Services.

Jim joined Lincoln Financial Group as Assistant Treasurer in 2001 and later became Vice President for Corporate Finance and Investments. Since 2010 he has worked as an executive consultant, helping clients with their strategic, financial, and investment management projects.

While earning a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Suffolk University, he was inducted into several business and finance honor societies. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) and is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI), the Philadelphia Financial Analysts Society, the CFA Institute, and the Philadelphia Treasurer’s Club, where he is a former vice president.

Jim is an active supporter of Baker Industries, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation that helps individuals who are challenged, recovered from substance abuse, or released from incarceration, return to productive, self-sufficient employment positions in the private sector.

He lives in Wayne, Pa., with his wife Karen and two children. “I look forward to joining the Eastern PA Conference team,” he said, “and working with them to achieve important goals that help the churches they serve make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”