The Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees has appointed alumnus Cameron Bready, president and chief operating officer of Global Payments, to serve as Chair of the Board. A trustee since 2012, Bready succeeds fellow alumnus Timothy Tassopoulos, president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A.
“Oglethorpe University is fortunate to have the guidance of two world-class leaders,” said Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany. “Tim Tassopoulos has been instrumental in Oglethorpe’s successes and growth in recent years and now Cameron Bready is the ideal leader to take us into our next exciting phase as we implement a new strategic plan.”
“I am honored to have been named Chair of the Board of Trustees. Oglethorpe University has a special place in my heart and much of who I am today stems from my time as a student there,” said Bready. “I am excited to build on the strong momentum at Oglethorpe and to help propel this outstanding institution to its rightful place as one of the best regional and national liberal arts institutions in the United States.”
As the president and chief operating officer of Global Payments, Cameron Bready oversees the company’s worldwide merchant solutions businesses across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America along with worldwide operations, product, risk management and real estate. From 2014 to 2019, Bready was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for the company’s global financial operations, including finance, treasury, accounting, tax, investor relations, internal audit, corporate development, worldwide operations, global real estate and corporate affairs. Prior to joining Global Payments in 2014, Bready was executive vice president and chief financial officer for ITC Holdings Corp., vice president of finance at Northeast Utilities, and senior vice president of Mirant Corporation.
Bready has been recognized by Institutional Investor as one of “America’s Best CFOs” multiple times, by Crain’s Detroit Business as “CFO of the Year” and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as “CFO of the Year” in the large public company category. He serves as secretary and a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Transactions Association. Bready also is a member of the board of trustees of Pace Academy and the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oglethorpe University.
A complete list of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees is available online.