Staff Changes

Business Services' Financial Appointments

The Division of Business Services announces the appointment of its new financial directorial staff. Larry Bell and Karen Zinn join Peggy McGee-Pasceri as directors of finance for the division. This team, responsible for over $150 million in operating budgets and $400 million in capital projects, completes Vice President Lee Nunery's reorganization of the financial leadership for his units.

   Larry Bell assumes primary responsibility for financial planning for the Business Services auxiliary units and new business development finances. Mr. Bell comes to the University from the West Philadelphia Partnership, where he was responsible for overall management on the consortium of educational and medical institutions, businesses, and community organizations engaged in community revitalization activities. He has previous experience at Pepsi Cola East, the West Philadelphia Enterprise Center, and Wharton Small Business Development Center. Mr. Bell holds a BBA in accounting from Temple and his MBA from the Wharton School.

    Karen Zinn focuses on the University's real estate portfolio and financial management of Penn's Community Housing program. Prior to joining Penn, Ms. Zinn worked as a consultant with the department of Institutional Real Estate for four months. She leaves her consulting practice of six years to join us on a regular basis. Ms. Zinn holds a degree in accounting from the University of Scranton and has extensive experience in accounting, financial analysis, and consulting in the commercial real estate marketplace. Her background includes property valuations and acquisitions, financing, portfolio management, real estate database systems, and lease negotiations. Past clients include Liberty Property Trust, Toll Brothers Inc., Right Management Consultants, and Tactix Advisory Services.

    Peggy McGee-Pasceri continues to lead the financial planning for the Campus Services unit. She has primary responsibility for overseeing the finances for Housing and Conference Services, Dining, Campus Card Services, the Bookstore, the Faculty Club, the two hotels, and the retail within Perelman Quad. In addition, she handles the capital budgets for the Housing and Dining Renewal project and Sansom Common. Ms. McGee-Pasceri is also a graduate of the Wharton School and has held various positions within the University with extensive experience in financial and strategic planning, human resources, and facilities. Ms. McGee-Pasceri had been working on a consulting basis for Business Services prior to her appointment.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 18, January 25, 2000