Mark Amiri (Art by Tim Bower)
Former Baylor Scott
& White CIO Mark Amiri has joined Washington University in St. Louis as
vice chancellor for finance and treasurer.
Amiri, who left the health
care fund in April, will now be responsible for “safeguarding and
effectively stewarding the university’s financial resources,” the university announced Tuesday. This includes managing the school’s treasury, office of insurance and risk management, and
student and parent loan programs.
“Mark Amiri is well-qualified
and brings the right kind of experience and financial savvy to the position,”
said Mark Wrighton, university chancellor. “We are pleased to have him joining
our leadership team and I have no doubt he will shepherd the university’s
resources wisely and responsibly.”
Amiri previously served as
treasurer during his 27-year tenure at Ascension Health. He joined Baylor Scott
& White’s $5.7 billion fund in 2008.
In his new role, Amiri will
report to Amy Kweskin, who was the university’s treasurer before being promoted
to chief financial officer on January 1. At Washington University,
the CFO oversees accounting services, treasury management and insurance,
sponsored projects accounting, and financial planning and analysis.
The university’s $7.5 billion
endowment is managed separately by the Washington University Investment
Management Company, which is led by CIO Kim Walker.
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