William Cessford, Business Administration, 1966
In 1966, Bill graduated fourth highest in his class of Business Administration at Red River College. Immediately after graduation, Bill went to work for The Great West Life Insurance Company as a Statistician and later with the Province of Manitoba from 1967 to 2003. In 1976 Bill became the Director of Money Management for the Province of Manitoba where he managed banking and short term borrowing and investing for the Province and has since retired from this position as of July, 2003.
Bill was honored with a Fellowship in The Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 1988. He is a founding member of the Cash Management Association of Manitoba and was the Treasurer and President of the Treasury Management Association of Manitoba. On a National level Bill has chaired the Education Committee of the Treasury Management Association responsible for developing educational opportunities for Treasury professionals across Canada. Bill has chaired a National Award Committee responsible for recommending individuals to the Treasury Management Association Board, for recognition.
Bill has been a member of the Red River College Alumni Committee for the past six years. He has served on the RRC Award Committee during the past six years as well, and is the Vice-Chairperson of the Investment Advisory Committee, responsible for providing advice and guidance to the College Management concerning investment of College trust and endowment funds.
Bill is a Past President of the Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba and has been actively involved with Society of over twenty-five years. Most recently Bill has been a Moderator in the Strategic Leadership Program, a two – year program leading to the CMA designation.
Bill has served as investment advisor to a number of Provincial organizations managing hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of various stakeholders.