Brian Wentz joined the Foundation in July 2008 as the Director of Finance after holding the Controller position for Ripken Baseball since January 2007. Bringing more than 17 years of progressive public and corporate accounting experience to this position, Brian manages the Financial Accounting and Reporting for the Foundation. After beginning his career as an auditor with the Baltimore division of Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1989 to 1991, Brian spent the next two years as the Assistant Controller at National Credit Management Coproration, a financial services company located in Central Maryland. From 1993 to 2007, Brian was employed in various roles by Hanover Direct, Inc., an international mail order catalog/internet retailer in Hanover, PA. Brian held the position of Accounting Manager for nine of those years, having responsibility for all catalog divisions for the last seven years of his employment. A graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, Brian obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1991.