The Summit Alumni Association and Head of School Rich Wilson presented René Cheatham III ’03 with the Young Alumni Service Award. This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus, who has graduated within the last 20 years, for significant accomplishments in their professional life, service to the community or The Summit.
René continues to give back to The Summit. He was on the Alumni Board for ten years, serving four of those years as the president, and has served on numerous committees.
René currently serves as the Director of Finance and Operations with the Corporation of Findlay Market. Prior to his work with Findlay Market, he held positions with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts as the CFO, General Electric, and at Mercy Health.
After graduating from The Summit, René earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Norwich University and his master’s in finance from Norwich and the University of Cincinnati.
During his years at Norwich, he was a standout basketball player and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, for being a three-time Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference selection and was voted the team’s most valuable player his senior year.
He also volunteers his time with the Peaslee Neighborhood Center as the treasurer and works with the finance committee.
See a photo gallery from the Alumni Mass and awards presentation here.