James E. Trusdell, MBA

Jim Trusdell, MBA

Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

James TrusdellAs chief financial officer, Jim is responsible for fiscal management, planning and budgeting, purchasing and accounts payables, business office, auxiliary services, human resources, facilities management, and maintenance.


MBA, Finance: St. Joseph's University
BS, Accounting: Philadelphia University

Professional Biography

Jim has over 25 years of experience successfully leading financial organizations and operations in multiple industries. He joined Holy Family University in November 2013 after 8 years at Temple University. Jim started at Temple in 2005 serving as the Director of Finance and Administration for the School of Dentistry. In 2006, he moved to the College of Health Professions and Social Work to serve as their Associate Dean for Finance and Chief of Staff. As the CFO and COO, Jim was responsible for all fiscal affairs, financial operations, human resources, research administration, marketing and communications, facilities and maintenance, strategic planning, and information technology. Finally, in 2013, Jim assumed the role of Assistant Dean/Chief Financial Officer for Temple's School of Medicine.

Prior to transitioning into higher education, Jim worked in the insurance industry for 17 years, including 2 years at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as their Assistant Vice President of Cost and Budget and 15 years at CIGNA Corporation where he served as the Controller for their Managed Disability business and Assistance Vice President, Claim Operations for CIGNA's Integrated Care division.

Jim grew up about a half mile from Holy Family University in Philadelphia's Torresdale neighborhood. He attended St. Katherine's of Siena parish grade school and Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia. Jim is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and likes to spend his free time playing golf and listening to classic rock music, especially the Rolling Stones. He lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania with his wife Patrice and their three children, Casey, Kelly, and Kevin.

Contact Information

Phone: 267-341-3205
Email: jtrusdell@holyfamily.edu
Office: Holy Family Hall, Room 226