Marietta College adds experienced CPA as controller

H. Daniel Hungerford, the former controller for HealthSouth Corp., joined Marietta College in December in the same capacity.

As controller, Hungerford will direct a staff of six that monitors accounting systems and tracks all College funds, including the $60 million endowment.

Hungerford succeeds Peggy DeBartolo, who left Marietta for the same position at the College of Wooster in the spring of 2011. Marietta’s Assistant Controller Traci Perry served as the interim controller for eight months.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as Controller of Marietta College,” Hungerford said. “I look forward to a long tenure to help the College meet its short- and long-term financial goals and maintain the quality standards that already have been established.”

Hungerford, who is a Certified Public Accountant, has more than 20 years of professional financial accounting in health care, manufacturing, technology and asset management companies.

He was most recently the controller for HealthSouth in Parkersburg, W.Va., for about two years. He supervised all aspects of the accounting system for a 50-bed, $40 million inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation hospital. For six months, he also served as HealthSouth’s interim CEO.

Hungerford has also worked as a controller at Berry Plastics in Danville, Ky., Intessera Technologies Group and Heartland Inc., both in Denver, Colo. He was also a senior associate with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Denver.

Among his professional associations, Hungerford is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Hungerford earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Wheeling (W.Va.) Jesuit University in 1989. He was also a four-year member of the Jesuit soccer team.