Operations Director

Ellen Rupple is CNM’s Operations Director.  She is responsible for strengthening CNM’s operations in accounting, human resources, information technology and facilities.  She has more than 25 years of cross-industry professional experience that includes operations management, market analysis and planning, financial management and process improvement.

Prior to joining CNM, Ellen launched her nonprofit career as the Manager of Accounting, Process Improvement and Planning at Dallas CASA.  Her previous experience included management consulting roles with CSC Index and Gemini Consulting, assisting clients in redesigning strategies, processes, structures and information systems.  Ellen also held senior positions with Rust-Oleum Corporation, Alberto-Culver Company and Bekins Van Lines, after beginning her accounting career with KPMG.

As an active community volunteer, she currently serves with Young Men’s Service League, SMU Catholic Campus Ministry and as a Dallas CASA advocate.

Ellen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing/Strategy/Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).