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Meet Ted Soto

Chief Operating Officer

I joined the Virginia United Methodist Foundation in November 2015 as Vice President/Investing and Stewardship Development.  In January 2018, I accepted a new role as Chief Operating Officer for the Foundation. I am a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) where I earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics. I’m also a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program and earned a Master’s Degree in Multinational Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

I spent 15 years with General Electric in their aircraft engine, medical systems, large steam turbine generator and carboloy divisions in financial management assignments throughout the US and in Taiwan. I left GE to move into law firm management and served as Executive Director or COO of several law firms in Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia. In 2004, I moved to Richmond to become the Chief Administrative Officer of the Legal Division of Wachovia Securities. In my travels, I have chaired or served on numerous church Finance Committees. I also served for 8 years as Board Member and Treasurer of the Virginia Repertory Theatre.

Although none of my family ever lived in Wisconsin, I am a lifelong (diehard) Badger and Packer fan. As a child, if asked whom I would marry, I would indicate that I didn’t know, but that it would be a nurse from Wisconsin.  I have been married for 35 years to Pam, a nurse from Milwaukee!

My passion in life is helping people and churches make better use of their financial gifts through strategic planning, improved investment performance and cost reductions. Please call me if can help your church in expanding its ministry or mission.

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