Board of Directors

Will Acree


Will Acree is a Vice President within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division where he advises family offices, entrepreneurs, foundations and endowments across the country. Prior to joining Goldman, Will was a Senior Consultant in Arthur Andersen’s and Deloitte & Touche’s Corporate Tax and Economic Development service areas. Will received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Tennessee.

In addition to his involvement with the Ferst Readers, Will serves on the Investment Committee for the Bill & Carol Latimer Charitable Foundation. Will and his wife have three children.


  • President
    Betsy Wagenhauser 

  • Accounting and Development Coordinator
    Amy Zygler 

  • Director of Operations/Translations
    Claudia Jasso 

  • Program Coordinator
    Susan Vaughn 

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Debbie Ross 

  • Regional Program Coordinator/Technology
    Michelle Maddox 

  • Grant Coordinator
    Kelly Freyer 

  • Project Coordinator
    Emily Pettigrew 

  • Administrative Assistant Publications/Social Media
    Olivia Ramfos 

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