BASD Announces Arutyun “Harry” Aristakesian as the District’s CFO

Mr. Aristakesian brings to the District a wealth of knowledge. His vast experiences include over 15 years of progressive leadership in finance and auditing in both the private and public sectors. He served as Chief Audit Officer at Norfolk State University, Senior Internal Auditor at Columbia University, and Internal Audit Manager at New York Power Authority.

In the private sector, Mr. Aristakesian served as Vice President-Internal Audit at Citco, one of the world’s largest hedge fund administrators. Currently, Mr. Aristakesian serves as the business administrator for the Allentown School District where he has successfully implemented many reforms to strengthen the financial position of our neighboring district.

Mr. Aristakesian received his M.B.A. from West Chester University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University.

“I am excited to have Mr. Aristakesian join our senior leadership team. With his extensive business experience in the public and private sectors, he will be a valuable asset to the Bethlehem Area School District,” said Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of Schools.

Mr. Aristakesian is taking over for Stacy Gober who recently retired after 35 years of service which includes 12 years in Bethlehem Area School District.

We welcome Mr. Aristakesian in his new position in the Bethlehem Area School District.

About the Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District is the 6th largest school district in Pennsylvania serving nearly 14,000 culturally and economically diverse students in 22 community-based schools. The district serves five municipalities: City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, Freemansburg, and Fountain Hill. The district enjoys numerous community partnerships with universities, businesses, and arts providers that extend the schools’ rich curricular and co-curricular offerings.

Information provided to TVL by:
Barbara Clymer
Communications Coordinator
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017


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