Eric B. Weekes
Senior Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Eric B. Weekes was named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's vice president and chief financial officer in June 2004. Weekes is responsible for the financial operations of the university, including treasury operations, financial reporting, internal audit, risk management, and information technology.
Weekes came to the university from OGE Energy Corp. in Oklahoma City, a $3 billion energy company. As treasurer of OGE, Weekes directed investor relations and was responsible for cash management, $1.5 billion in debt, and capital markets activity. He managed relationships with money center banks and rating agencies and ensured that OGE had adequate liquidity for its operating subsidiaries, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, the largest electric utility in Oklahoma, and Enogex, a gas pipeline business.
From 1997-2000, Weekes was treasurer of Illinois Power, a $2.5 billion investor-owned utility, where he managed the company's $500 million pension fund and supervised Illinois Power's real estate and local tax assessments as well as its company insurance program. He began his career at General Foods in White Plains, N.Y., where he spent 15 years in various financial management roles.
Weekes holds an MBA in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from New York Institute of Technology.
He is active in community service organizations and currently serves on the Volusia County board for Big Brothers Big Sisters.