Arie Veltenaar, MBA

Client Ambassador

Arie proactively communicates Acumen’s mission and continuously engages clients for a distinctive client experience.  She works with Acumen’s marketing and digital teams to ensure Acumen’s core values are strengthened and communicated. Arie ensures the firm provides timely and relevant communications to its clients and leads Acumen’s community involvement and support in alignment with the firm’s mission.

Arie has a background in accounting and banking with Fortune 500 companies. She is a seasoned fundraising and event planning professional with nearly fifteen years of experience in the non-profit industry supporting organizations including the University of Florida Alumni Association, Hospice of Chattanooga, the Craniofacial Foundation of America, and LAUNCH: an organization providing business training and resources to underserved entrepreneurs. Arie actively supports many charitable organizations in the Chattanooga community with a passion for and focus on education.

“Life is but a sojourn.  Enjoy the best of it.”

Arie earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She co-authored a publication in Today’s CPA Magazine with her UTC Estates, Gifts and Trusts professor, Dr. Joanie Sompayrac, in March 2008 called Minimizing the Impact of the Federal Estate Tax on Family Farms: A Continuing Issue. Arie is the recipient of the 2009 Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award. She belongs to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Business C-Suite, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, the Signal Mountain Business Association, and is a member of the Mountain Education Foundation’s fundraising committee.