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Rick Short

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As the executive vice president and chief financial officer, Rick Short oversees the organization’s business management, supply chain management, real estate, aviation, sustainability, administrative shared services, internal & external reporting, forecasting, tax, treasury, retirement plan administration, internal audit, privacy and compliance & ethics.    


Since beginning his career with Enterprise in 1986, Short has helped Enterprise remain fiscally responsible. As a distinguished and trusted advisor, he has guided countless employees to earn promotions. His extensive knowledge of the business and unwavering commitment to the organization’s values led to a promotion to his current position in 2016.    

After starting out as the St. Louis business manager, Short quickly earned a promotion to controller. Shortly thereafter in 1988, he moved to the East Coast to help start operations in New York as the subsidiary’s first vice president of finance. In 1997, Short returned to St. Louis as corporate vice president of business management. A few years later, he was promoted to senior vice president, leading real estate, facilities, purchasing, shared services, aviation and local community relations.    

Short has held several leadership positions in the community. In addition to previously holding a board position with the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, he was a board trustee for 18 years at the St. Louis Symphony. He currently serves as a board member for the Crawford Group and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.    

Short earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining Enterprise, he worked in the audit and tax departments as a CPA with the public accounting firm of Touche Ross before its merger with Deloitte.