On behalf of Dr. Danny Jacobs, executive vice president, provost and dean of medicine, and Cheryl Sadro, incoming executive vice president and chief business and finance officer, I am pleased to announce that Michael Scheer has accepted the position of vice president for finance in the Academic Enterprise, effective Oct. 13.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant who has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer at UTMB since December 2013. In his new role, he will provide financial leadership to our education, research and Faculty Group Practice enterprises, in the same way David Connaughton leads financial operations for the Health System.
Michael came to UTMB with extensive experience in leading financial operations at large organizations. He has served at a number of health care institutions across the country, including the University of Washington in Seattle; Loyola University Health System in Chicago; Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.; Allegany Health System in Tampa, Fla.; and Daughters of Charity Health System West in Los Altos, Calif. In addition to his CPA designation, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from Central Washington University in Ellensburg and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Moraga, Calif.
As interim CFO, Michael has provided outstanding leadership to our Budget and Analysis, Accounting and Reporting, Financial Planning and Performance Management, and Health System Finance Administration divisions.
In his nine months at UTMB thus far, Michael has overseen the Health System’s conversion to the Hyperion application. This effort ensures a consistent approach to budget planning and monitoring across all areas of the institution. He also oversaw upgrades to Hyperion and led development of a UTMB-wide forecasting tool that will serve as the basis for our FY2016 budget. And, he led a comprehensive assessment that will provide us invaluable insight as we envision how best to structure financial services now and in the future to ensure ongoing growth and success. All of these efforts will serve UTMB well for many years to come.
Please join me in congratulating Michael on his accomplishments as Interim CFO and in welcoming him to his new role with our Academic Enterprise.
Dr. David L. Callender