Milwaukee-based nonprofit Penfield Youngsters’s Middle has named Kara Coleman as its new chief monetary officer and vp of administration.
Coleman, a Milwaukee native, has a number of years of monetary administration expertise within the increased training and nonprofit sectors, together with at Cardinal Stritch College and the ACLU of Wisconsin.
In her new position as CFO, Kara will oversee all monetary, IT, services operations and methods for Penfield, which serves youngsters with and with out disabilities in Milwaukee by means of early training, well being and wellness companies and household packages. She succeeds Ron Jacobs, who served as CFO since August 2021.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kara Coleman as our new CFO,” mentioned Polina Makievsky, who was named chief government officer of Penfield in January. “Her experience in monetary administration and her dedication to our mission made her the perfect chief to information our monetary technique as we proceed to increase our attain and affect locally.”
Coleman most lately served as monetary controller for the ACLU of Wisconsin in 2018. Previous to that, she was senior monetary analyst for Cardinal Stritch from 2015 to 2018. The non-public Catholic college in Glendale lately shut down because of declining enrollment amongst different elements. Coleman additionally briefly labored as an accountant for Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.
For the previous 5 years, Coleman has additionally labored on the instructing aspect of upper training, first as an accounting teacher at Milwaukee Space Technical Faculty after which as assistant professor of enterprise administration and MBA director at Mount Mary.
After graduating with a bachelor’s in nonprofit administration from the College of Wisconsin-Madison, Coleman went on to earn an MBA from the Strome Faculty of Enterprise at Outdated Dominion College in 2014. She is at the moment working towards a Ph.D. in city training at UW-Milwaukee.
As well as, Coleman serves on Gov. Tony Evers’ Council for Monetary Literacy, volunteers as a monetary mentor for SecureFutures and facilitates monetary workshops by means of the Wisconsin Girls’s Enterprise Initiative Corp.