Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Samuel Chelliah has been promoted to Vice President of Finance.

Providing senior leadership to Lakeside’s Finance Department, Chelliah will administer budgets, conduct financial planning and business forecasting, and analyze Lakeside’s financial strengths and opportunities.

He will work closely with President & CEO Kip Greenhill and COO Charles Allen, as well as the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors’ Finance and Audit Committees throughout the year.

Chelliah started at Lakeside in March 2021 as the Controller. While at Lakeside, he has provided accurate reporting and accounting analysis, bookkeeping and managed the Finance Team. Most recently, he was instrumental in launching Lakeside’s new accounting software, a tremendous undertaking for the Finance Team this spring.

“Samuel has done an outstanding job in the Controller role,” Greenhill said. “He’s a versatile and seasoned finance executive with a unique skillset to help Lakeside progress. Samuel will be a true asset to our leadership team.”

Chelliah is a graduate from University of Madras in Chennai, India with a bachelor’s in economics, statistics and politics and is a Certified Management Accountant.

He has worked for three multi-national companies (two based in the United Kingdom and one operating in Denmark) with experience in improving financial performance and cash-flow while building a team to provide skilled financial support.

His strengths lie in management accounting, ensuring internal controls, business planning, budget preparations, credit control and human resource management.

As we enter our Sesquicentennial Celebration next year, Chelliah’s leadership will be essential to care for the infrastructure, grounds and Chautauqua experience for 2023 and beyond. Please help us congratulate Samuel on his new leadership position and make time to stop by the Administration Office to meet and get to know him.