John F. Ruffle

MBA ’63

Vice Chairman and Director; J.P. Morgan & Co.


John F. Ruffle joined J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1970 as controller, and was named CFO ten years later. In 1985, he was appointed vice chairman and a director, a position he held until his retirement in 1993. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Ruffle held positions with International Paper Company, where he was assistant treasurer and director of accounting, and PriceWaterhouse. From 1985 to 1990, he served on the board of the Financial Accounting Foundation, which offers oversight over the Financial Accounting Standards and Governmental Accounting Standards boards, and was its chairman during his last two years. Ruffle also served as chairman of the board of Financial Executives International, and in 1991 received the organization's National Award for Distinguished Service to the profession. In 1990, he was named by Accounting Today as the "Most Influential Accountant in America." Ruffle earned his MBA in finance from Rutgers in 1963.

Recognized: April 27, 2005