Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Angela Blanton was appointed Carnegie Mellon University vice president for Finance and chief financial officer in 2017 after joining the university as director of operations in the university’s Finance Division in 2015.
Since Blanton’s appointment as interim vice president and chief financial officer in 2016, she has been 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. She also oversees Audit Services, the Treasurer’s Office, the Controller’s Office, Budget and Financial Planning, Procurement, 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.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Blanton was CFO for PNC Financial Services brokerage investment business where she supervised the Finance unit in PNC’s partnership with business unit management, including monitoring financial performance and financial controls, advancing financial strategies and developing metrics to manage profitability. During her time at PNC Financial Services, she also served as a finance manager in the Retail Banking controllership function.
Blanton started her career as an electrical engineer with Delphi Automotive and Chrysler. She then worked at PPG Industries in various financial analyst roles in the Chemicals, Glass and Coatings business units and controllership areas.
Blanton 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.