NYU today named Stephanie Pianka, who has since 2012 served as NYU’s Vice President for Financial Operations and University Treasurer, to the position of Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The promotion will become effective June 15, 2017.
Martin Dorph, NYU’s Executive Vice President, said, “We conducted a nation-wide search for this important post, but ultimately found the best candidate right here in our midst. Over the last five years, Stephanie Pianka has proven herself again and again: smart, efficient, far-sighted, innovative, hard-working, unfailingly collegial, and an excellent leader. In her new role, we will look for Stephanie to bring those characteristics to a larger stage -- as chief steward of NYU’s finances, and the person responsible for setting the financial strategy that supports NYU research and teaching missions and advances President Andrew Hamilton’s priorities: affordability, improving the sciences, enhancing diversity, and all the others.”
In her new post, Ms. Pianka will be responsible for instituting best practices and looking for constant improvements in NYU’s financial operations. She will also oversee key financial and business offices at the University, including budget and planning, financial operations, and internal audit, among others.
Prior to joining NYU, Ms. Pianka she held a number of finance, management, and operations posts at such major firms as GE, Avaya, and Data General, both in the U.S. and abroad. She received her B.A. in computer science from SUNY-Oswego, and her M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business.