VCU Health makes interim CFO permanent
James Siegel has been with VCU Health since April 2020
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System named James Siegel, who has served as the interim chief financial officer since June 2021, its permanent CFO on Thursday.
“James has done an exemplary job leading us through financially challenging times, while positioning the system for financial success in the future,” Dr. Art Kellermann, CEO of VCU Health System and senior vice president for VCU Health Sciences, said in a statement. “He exemplifies our values, and his depth of expertise and leadership will position us for success in the years to come.”
Siegel joined VCU Health in April 2020 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. He previously was Virginia Premier’s vice president of finance and budget. Before that, he held finance and operational leadership roles with Bon Secours for 18 years.
“VCU Health has undergone many positive changes over the last several years that will continue to elevate the health system for decades,” Siegel said in a statement. “Witnessing the strength and compassion of the entire health system team and their unwavering commitment to patients and the community made it easy for me to say, ‘This is a health system and team I want to be a part of.’”
Siegel also worked with KPMG LLP and the Virginia State Auditor’s Office. He was also a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Longwood College and is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor in Virginia.