Amherst Treasurer Tapped for Roxbury Latin Director of Finance Position; Shea Will Step Down in June

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/16/2012, at 4:44 PM

May 15, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. — Peter Shea, Amherst College’s treasurer, has accepted the position of director of finance at The Roxbury Latin School  in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, the college has announced. In his new position, Shea will have responsibility for finance and planning, the endowment, accounting, facilities and human resources. He will leave Amherst at the end of June and begin work at Roxbury Latin in July.

Jide Zeitlin ’85 and Todd Haggerty ’98

Jide Zeitlin, chair of Amherst College’s board of trustees, player on Amherst’s 1984 undefeated football team and member of the Class of 1985, and Todd Haggerty, a former football player and member of the Class of 1998, discuss the Amherst-Williams rivalry.

Jide J. Zeitlin ’85

Jide Zeitlin

Jide J. Zeitlin ’85 has served on Amherst College’s Board of Trustees since 1993, as an elected Alumni trustee for six years prior to being appointed a term trustee in 1999. He was elected chair of the board in 2005. His activities on the board have included leading the Budget and Finance Committee as well as serving on Presidential Search Committees in 2002-3 and 2010-11. He was also a member of the college’s Advisory Budget Committee, formed in 2009 in response to the economic downturn.

Zeitlin is a private investor via the Keffi Group, an organization he founded in 2006 to invest in wireless infrastructure, life sciences, and financial services in India, Israel and West Africa, respectively. Prior to founding the Keffi Group, Zeitlin was a senior executive at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 20 years.