As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Russ Willey oversees the organization’s business management, supply chain management, aviation, sustainability, administrative shared services, internal & external reporting, forecasting, tax, treasury, retirement plan administration, internal audit, global risk management, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investing, privacy and compliance & ethics.
Willey began his career with Enterprise in 1994 as a business manager for Fleet Management. The following year, he accepted a promotion as controller of the organization’s Heartland group. In 1998, Willey returned to St. Louis and joined the corporate accounting department. In 2002, he was promoted to assistant vice president of corporate accounting policies, procedures and systems. Shortly thereafter, he was named vice president of internal audit.
In 2009, Willey joined the Centric Group where he served as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. As CFO, Willey oversaw all administrative areas of the business including accounting and finance, human resources, treasury, tax, mergers and acquisitions, administration and legal. He also served as a director for the Centric board.
In 2016, Willey returned to Enterprise Holdings with a promotion to senior vice president of corporate accounting and shared services. He was named chief information officer in 2019, a position he held until being named chief financial officer in late 2022.
Willey earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Northeast Missouri State University (now known as Truman State University). He currently serves on the Crawford Group board of directors, Boone Valley Golf Club board of directors and previously spent three years as an Enterprise Holdings Foundation board trustee.