MEA Hires New VP for Finance

Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont., recently announced that Brian Schaffner will be the vice principal for finance, starting with the 2015–2016 school year. He replaces Nancy Lee, who is retiring after serving 26 years at MEA, including 17 years in that position.

Schaffner brings a wealth of experience to the position. Since graduating from Walla Walla University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration/accounting and obtaining his MBA in 1997, Schaffner has had a successful career in financial administration, most recently as the finance director at Family Help and Wellness in Salem, Ore. 

"We're very excited to have him on board," says Michael Lee, MEA principal. "Nancy has worked here for a long time, and she will be missed. But I am confident Brian is the right man for the job. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it, and He always comes through."

Schaffner says he and his wife, Linda, are "truly blessed to be joining the Mount Ellis team and extremely grateful for God’s grace and leading.” The Schaffners have two sons, Samuel and Johnathan, and will be making the transition to the Gallatin Valley midsummer.

Featured in: May 2015