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Walsh appoints Teresa Esshaki as vice president, CFO and treasurer

April 2, 2021

TROY, Mich., April 1, 2021 – Walsh president and CEO Michael Levens, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Teresa Esshaki to the position of vice president, CFO and treasurer, overseeing finance and facilities for the college, effective March 29, 2021.

Esshaki has over 20 years of experience in financial leadership positions, most recently serving as CEO of Glacier Advisory Partners. Prior to Glacier, Esshaki held CFO and vice president of finance roles at Arrow Electronics and was director of finance at Meritor, where she significantly improved cash flow, redesigned cash forecasts, managed pricing, and launched a global customer credit and risk management financial process. Esshaki began her financial professional career at FCA where she advanced in multiple roles including treasury planning, corporate planning and purchasing.

“Walsh welcomes Teresa’s deep experience in financial leadership, her collaborative approach and ability to execute on strategic vision. As a Walsh alumna, she truly understands our distinct student body and how to support our mission to provide a transformative business education combining theory, application and professional experience to prepare graduates for successful careers,” said Levens.

Esshaki earned a Master of Business Administration from Walsh and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (