Industry Press Release

National Ski Patrol announces William Finley hired as new finance director


National Ski Patrol

Lakewood, CO (February 22, 2016) — The National Ski Patrol (NSP), the largest winter rescue organization in the world, announced today that it has hired a new finance director, William Finley. Mr. Finley previously worked for The Salvation Army as the divisional finance secretary in Alaska.

“The NSP is incredibly fortunate to have hired an individual with Mr. Finley’s talents,” said NSP Executive Director John McMahon. “I feel this is a very important step to ensure NSP maintains and grows its relevancy to the mountain resort industry. Bill’s experience will help NSP continue to develop programs to meet its core mission.”

“I think it’s a tremendous step in the right direction for this organization to be able to better manage its financials,” said NSP Board Chair Ed McNamara. “Bill’s extensive finance management and nonprofit experience will be a valuable asset to the National Ski Patrol, particularly in budgeting roles and financial management.”

Finley worked previously as the division finance secretary of The Salvation Army’s Alaska Division, where he oversaw a staff of 12, including a controller, accountants, and payroll and medical billing staff, and was in charge of internal and external audits. He also helped prepare multimillion dollar budgets for the organization.

“As an Eagle Scout, I am excited to join the National Ski Patrol,” said Finley. “Our legacy of helping people stay safe in the outdoors continues to be an essential mission for our society. I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise to NSP as we work to continue building a financially stable organization, ensure accurate and transparent financial information, and a successful role out of the new IT platform, which will help promote and facilitate the NSP’s mission.”

Finley will begin his work with at the NSP’s national office in Lakewood, Colorado, on February 29.

About the National Ski Patrol
The National Ski Patrol is a federally chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry. For over 75 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association’s 28,000 members represent 98 percent of the nation’s patrollers. For more information, access www.

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