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David Crotts

Director of financial management and business operations

A Virginia Tech alumnus, Crotts began his career as a staff auditor in the Internal Audit Department (now the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance), progressing to senior information technology auditor during his seven years there. He joined the finance division in 2015 as assistant director for strategic initiatives and business analysis before taking on his current position in 2020. Crotts holds the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor (non-practicing) designations.

Phone: 540-231-8338
Email: dcrotts@vt.edu

Lyndon Frommer

Graduate student, business practices team

Lyndon Frommer is a graduate student working on his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies with an emphasis on issues relating to narratives about Transgender people and their subsequent health. Lyndon received his master's and undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University in Integrated Social Science and Science and Technology Studies respectively. For his master's thesis, Lyndon focused on issues of school shootings and the effectiveness of preventative policies against school shootings. When Lyndon finishes his Ph.D., he plans on pursuing a career in research relating to increasing equity in health and income and overall well-being for marginalized groups. 

Email: slfrommer@vt.edu

 

Kelsey Huffman


Coordinator, training specialist for fiscal onboarding and technology - business practices team

Kelsey Huffman is an Instruction and Curriculum Specialist on the Fiscal Training Team. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's in Mathematics, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree. Kelsey taught math in grades 6 - 12 and then moved to a technology resource position, helping teachers and students use technology in the classroom. As part of the Fiscal Training Team, she uses her background in Math education, technology instruction, and adult education to assist the team with content development and new technology resources.

Phone: 540-231-4664
Email: kbhuffman@vt.edu

Zdenek Jakoubek

Senior business intelligence analyst - data analytics team 

Zdenek Jakoubek is a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst with the Analytics Team for Financial Management. “Z” has a passion for all things data and has a goal of delivering useful data insights to the Virginia Tech community. He is a career Higher Education IT professional whose roles have included development, system administration, security, and desktop/end-user support. “Z” has earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Mathematics from Radford University. Prior to joining the Virginia Tech Finance Team three years ago, he was a member of the Division of Information Technology at Radford University for fourteen years.

Phone: 540-232-8725
Email: zjakoubek@vt.edu

Brianna Saville-Reynolds

Coordinator, training specialist for financial management and accessibility- business practices team

Brianna Saville-Reynolds is the Instruction and Curriculum Coordinator for Financial Management. As a member of the Fiscal Training Team, she uses her background in education to interpret and design the curriculum for finance training initiatives. She is dedicated to supporting best practices in design and instruction and has earned the IAAP Certified Professionals in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).

A Blacksburg native, Brianna graduated from Radford University with her degree in English Education and a minor in Appalachian Studies. Brianna joined the Fiscal Training Team after working five years in the public school system.

Phone: 540-231-7989
Email: breynolds15@vt.edu

Shelley Seckers

Assistant director - financial management 

Shelley Seckers is the Training and Development Coordinator for Financial Management. Shelley has led the Fiscal Training Team in developing and implementing the program for the past four years. Before joining the team, Shelley worked for Mining and Minerals Engineering where she assisted with daily departmental operations, and before joining Virginia Tech, she was a teacher for 14 years. 

Shelley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational/Instructional Technology. She recently completed a Project Management Certificate Program with the University of Hawaii.

Phone: 540-231-1869
Email: shelley@vt.edu

Matt Swift

Fiscal training coordinator - data analytics, business practices team

Matt Swift shares his wisdom related to best practices through his vast experience at Virginia Tech. He has spent time in the Budget Office, the College of Engineering, and the Research Division. His solution-oriented approach to operational and fiscal challenges helped bring the long overdue training initiative forward. 

Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Auburn University and also attended UC San Diego.

Phone: 540-818-8740
Email: mswift@vt.edu

If you would like to learn more about our department, then take a moment to review our organizational chart