| Gail Hoffman|
Gail Hoffman has been appointed Columbia University's new treasurer.
Hoffman joined Columbia in May 2003 as assistant vice president of student financial services. In May 2004, she agreed to serve in the role of interim treasurer and controller. During this time, Hoffman increased the efficiency of the office and led the accounting organization through the closing of books, an external audit and preparation of financial statements. In addition, she has helped orchestrate the conversion to Columbia's new PeopleSoft payroll system, which became operational at the beginning of October.
Prior to joining Columbia, Hoffman spent more than 30 years in the banking and financial services industry. She began her career at Citibank in 1971, serving in a number of different positions including vice president of e-commerce. From 2001 to 2003, Gail was a principal with Midwood Advisors, where she was involved in financial and systems projects with a number of financial services firms.
Hoffman holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her M.B.A. from New York University's Stern Graduate School of Business. She has also been a lecturer on e-commerce at Baruch College.
Hoffman's wealth of knowledge and experience will serve Columbia extremely well in her new role. She will lead Columbia's efforts in the areas of cash management, risk management and all activities related to debt financing.