RaMona SheppardChief Financial Officer/Vice President of Administration
RaMona (Mona) Sheppard is responsible for the financial management of Vermont Public Radio overseeing the organization’s operating budget, audit, treasury, accounting, financial planning, forecasting and business analytics. She also directs VPRs human resource systems and negotiates and administers all commercial insurance programs.
Prior to joining VPR in 2018, Mona was the Finance Director and Manager of Human Resources for the Town of Underhill, Vermont and held leadership and senior positions at Aon Insurance Managers and Clear Channel Communications.
During her 40+ years of experience, she has held financial analysis roles in several industries including municipal government, commercial broadcasting, captive insurance, aviation, telecommunications and computer hardware manufacturing. She has assisted companies in the transition and conversion to new systems, developed and documented policies and procedures, developed training programs, reviewed internal controls and designed financial reporting structures.
Mona holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Liberal Studies – Arts & Letters and a Minor in Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. She then completed graduate level studies in the M.B.A. programs at CSU-SB and University of Redlands in Redlands, California.
Mona holds certification as ARM -Associate in Risk Management and SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources. a Phi.
She lives in Essex with her husband, John, a retired surgeon, and their two rescue dogs, Bob and Judy.