Ellen A McIlhenny

Montpelier, VA
19 Years of Experience

About Ellen A McIlhenny

Ellen has twenty years of experience as a chief financial officer and controller with mid-sized and large privately held companies. Prior to that she held financial management positions for eight years at a large publicly held company.

She has worked in several different industries such as chemicals, plastics, newspaper, broadcast, wholesale distribution, technology and IT services.

Ellen has had a wide range of responsibilities including accounting, finance, human resources, treasury management, strategic planning, reporting and budgeting, capital planning, ERP management, process management, accounts payable, payroll and corporate insurance. She also has extensive experience in small business acquisitions.

Ellen has served on several non-profit boards of directors, where she has held both chairman and treasurer leadership positions. She was nominated for Virginia Business Magazine’s CFO of the Year Award in both 2010 and 2016.

She lives in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband and three sons.

Other Info


  • Virginia Tech; Bachelor of Science – Accounting
  • Virginia Commonwealth University; Graduate Certificate – Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities


  • Institute of Management Accountants

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