Eric Weekes Named New Vice President of Business Affairs at Saint Leo University
May 06, 2014
Eric Weekes has been appointed vice president of business affairs at Saint Leo University. He will join the university’s senior leadership team effective June 1, 2014.
Mr. Weekes comes to Saint Leo from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. His responsibilities at Saint Leo include all financial and operational areas of the university, human resources, professional development, construction and auxiliary services, management, legal services, and information technology.
Prior to his position at Embry-Riddle, Mr. Weekes was treasurer of OGE Energy Corp., a $3 billion energy services company that then had two operating subsidiaries, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, the largest electric utility in Oklahoma, and Enogex, a gas pipeline business. From 1997 to 2000, he was treasurer of Illinois Power (now part of Ameren Corp.), a $2.5 billion investor-owned utility, where he managed the company's $500 million pension fund. He was responsible for investor relations for both utilities, which were traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He began his career at General Foods Corporation (now part of Kraft Foods Inc.), in White Plains, NY, where he spent 15 years in various financial management roles.
Mr. Weekes holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in business management from New York Institute of Technology.
He has been active in community service organizations throughout his career and most recently was the chair of the Volusia County (FL) Advisory Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters, served on the board of the American Red Cross Florida Coast to Coast chapter, and was a member of the Daytona regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and a member of Financial Executives International. He also served on the Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Council of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).