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The Division of Finance and Business Services Organizational Structure

Leading the Division of Finance and Business Services is John W. Crawford ’93, CPA, vice president for finance and business services and Chief Financial Officer.

Jeff Burton, serves as deputy CFO. In this role, he is the connection to the academic and research functions of the university. He oversees: 

  • Annette Shenkir – associate vice president for Academic and Research Business Services oversees Academic Accounting and Business Services (AABS) (previously known as Academic Affairs Business Services), Research Enterprise Business Services (REBS) and the financial functions of the Libraries.
  • Mary Kalafatis  - assistant vice president for Gift Oversight, oversees a centralized system for shared oversight of endowment-funded expenditures and stewardship-related activities across the university.

He works closely with the assistant deans for Finance from the schools and colleges:

  • Barbara A. Bayer with the Mays Business School
  • Kristine J. Brisco with the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Viviene Crooks with the School of Law
  • Joe Dillard with the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Jill M. Hobbs '06 with the School of Education and Human Development
  • Sarah McLaughlin with the School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts
  • Flor Montelongo with the School of Engineering Medicine
  • Rosalie Nickles with Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Chris Novosad with the School of Architecture
  • Yolanda D. Veals with the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Additionally he works with the members of the Academic Business Officers Council (ABOC) from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering and Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

Shane Hinckley, vice president for Brand and Business Development, oversees all licensing and brand development and manages campus-wide partnerships. He maintains relationships with Marketing and Communications and Athletics to continue the management and generation of new resources within the scope of his unit. His team provides services related to the use of Texas A&M’s intellectual property across multiple units, divisions, and our affiliate partners.

Dean Endler, assistant vice president for Purchasing, Contracts, and Logistics and university contracts officer oversees Contract Administration, Logistics Services, Procurement Services and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program.

John McCall, associate vice president for Accounting and Financial Services and Controller oversees Financial Management Operations, Student Business Services and University Accounting Services.

Deborah Wright, associate vice president for Budget and Planning oversees the coordination of the annual operating budget; the biennial preparation of the Legislative Appropriation Request; the submission of mandated federal, state and university system reports; and the development and oversight of the capital plan.

Cari Tawney, assistant vice president for Student Affairs Finance oversees the financial and business services supporting the Division of Student Affairs. In addition to the administrative, auxiliary and student service departments within Student Affairs, her team manages the Box Office and the Student Organization Finance Center.

Jessica Kilby, assistant vice president for Operations Finance. She oversees the financial and business services for Emergency Management; Transportation Services; Facilities and Energy Services; Human Resources and Organizational Development; ; Risk, Ethics, and Compliance; Environmental Health and Safety; Technology Services; and the University Police Department.

Through a unique partnership between Texas A&M University and the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, Andrew Card, interim chief executive officer of the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, reports through the Division of Finance and Business Services. The Bush Foundation aims to preserve the historic legacies of President and Mrs. Bush primarily by supporting and promoting education and service-oriented programs at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Sarah Curylo serves as the executive assistant to the CFO.