Carnegie Mellon University

Angela Blanton

Angela Blanton

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Angela joined the university in 2015 and is currently serving as the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Angela is directly responsible for providing strategic leadership for the university’s business and finance functions, as well as for the management of its financial and capital resources.  Angela oversees Audit Services, Treasurer’s Office, Controller’s Office, Procurement Services, Budget and Financial Planning, and Business Systems and Services. Current divisional priorities include the implementation of a divisional strategic plan to enhance the delivery of services to campus constituencies and to improve overall administrative infrastructure. Overviews of the strategic initiatives currently underway are available at  

Angela's experience spans finance, project management and engineering disciplines within the financial services and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining the university, she served as a Vice President and CFO of PNC Investments at PNC Financial Services. In this role, Angela supervised the Finance unit in their partnership with business unit management to successfully execute strategic and tactical matters by monitoring financial performance and maintaining financial controls, advancing financial strategies through analysis of the organizations operations, identifying emerging product/market trend vulnerabilities/opportunities and development of metrics to manage profitability.


Angela received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.