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Nov. 10: Carnegie Mellon's Deb Moon Named CFO of the Year


Ken Walters                            

Carnegie Mellon's Deb Moon Named CFO of the Year

Deb MoonPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Deborah Moon was named CFO of the Year by The Pittsburgh Business Times on Nov. 5. Moon received the award in the large nonprofit company category at an awards ceremony that honored the best CFOs in the region.
The Business Times noted Moon's accomplishments in supervising the financial records of the university's seven schools and colleges, and hundreds of departments; her work in managing the requirements and limitations of the school's research grants, which total nearly $300 million annually; and her contributions to Carnegie Mellon's international operations, including the opening of a campus in Doha, Qatar, the university's first international undergraduate campus. The weekly business journal offers the award to recognize the region's top financial officers in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Moon joined Carnegie Mellon in 2001 and was appointed CFO in 2005. A senior member of the university's management team, Moon oversees financial systems, university budgets, treasury, investments, financial operations, financial reporting, internal audit, sponsored projects accounting and cost analysis, and international finance for the school. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, she was a senior manager in the KPMG Higher Education Consulting practice in McLean, Va.
Moon is affiliated with several national organizations and currently serves as a board member of UPMC Health Plan, the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers and the Mellon Pitt Corporation. A Cranberry Township resident, she holds a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy of The Pittsburgh Business Times.