Jimmy Barge graduated summa cum laude from Terry’s J.M. Tull School of accounting in 1978. Having joined Viacom, Inc. in 2008, he currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial planning, reporting and analysis, as well as its global tax and cash management strategies and its information technology and risk management activities.
Additionally, Barge serves on the board of directors of Scholastic Corporation, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology. He is also a board member and treasurer for both the United Neighborhood Houses of New York, which provides neighborhood-based social services, and for the Ad Council, whose public service advertising raises awareness and promotes action on significant public issues. Barge is a member of the advisory council for the SEC Institute and a past member of the Financial Executive Institute’s committee on corporate reporting. Along with his many other endeavors, the 2007 Tull School Alumnus of the Year lectures in leadership classes at Terry, is an energetic force on the Terry Alumni Board, and hosts an annual event in Times Square for fellow Terry alums.
Barge and his wife, Susan, have two children who live and work in California: Andrew, a software engineer with Capgemini in Los Angeles, and Jamie, a horse trainer with Kylie Co. in Malibu.