Bennett Day School Welcomes New Board Member, Patrick Branham

Bennett Day School announces the addition of a new Board member and financial supporter of the school, Patrick Branham. Mr. Branham is the former CFO of Rasmussen, the parent organization of Deltak edu, Rasmussen College, and Collegis Education.

“Patrick brings a tremendous depth of experience and insight in education, as well as operational excellence, to Bennett Day School which will benefit our community now and as we grow,” said Bennett Day CEO Cameron Smith. “We welcome his input, guidance, expertise and enthusiasm to our already-talented Board.”

Mr. Branham is currently the Executive Vice President and CFO of Collegis Education. Previously the CFO of Rasmussen, Branham was responsible for the accounting, finance, and administrative activities of the company. Before working at Rasmussen, he was a Senior Manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions group for Ernst & Young focused on the education sector. A certified public accountant, Mr. Branham’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“Bennett Day is a school with enormous potential and big dreams, and my background in finance and strategy at educational organizations will be an exciting and productive fit for us all,” said Branham.