SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, today announced that Dan Devine, senior vice president and chief financial officer, was honored during the 2009 San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) CFO of the Year awards. This is the second consecutive year Devine was singled out as one of San Diego's CFOs of the Year.
Devine, who was named as an Honoree in the for-profit large business category - which Bridgepoint qualified for prior to becoming a publicly-traded company in April 2009, was nominated by Ed Lee, president and CEO of the ELT Group.
"We at ELT are so pleased to congratulate Dan Devine on his second consecutive SDBJ CFO of the Year Award. He played a huge role in the founding, development, initial public offering (IPO), and overall success of his company; he truly deserves this recognition," said Lee.
The third annual SDBJ CFO of the Year awards ceremony was held July 16 at the Double Tree Hotel in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. Winners were selected according to company size and focus in each of the following categories: nonprofit, government agency, private company and public company. Nominees were judged on criteria that included: contribution to financial growth, positive impact on other areas of the organization, career achievement, personal character and community involvement.
Devine joined the Bridgepoint Education team in January 2004. As the company's CFO, he oversees and facilitates all financial operations. His career portfolio includes a number of other high-level managerial roles. Previously, he served as divisional CFO for Protocol Marketing Group, one of the largest privately held marketing service companies in the United States. Before that, he was the CFO of A-Life Medical, a medical coding service and solution provider for the healthcare industry. A Certified Public Accountant, Devine earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858/668-2580.
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