Staff Updates from the Controller’s Office

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kathleen (Kate) McGroarty as the new Payroll Coordinator in the Payroll Services Department. Kate comes to Loyola from ScienceFIST Foundation where she was a Program Manager dedicated to providing high quality after school innovation and science programming to low income Chicago students. Kate has a degree in Communications form Northwestern University. Kate started on Monday, May 13th and is located in the Payroll Services Department in suite 603 of Lewis Tower and can be reached at extension 58741 or e-mail at Welcome to Loyola, Kate!

Joanna Nabozna-Wasilewska has accepted a position as the Director of Business Operations for the Stritch School of Medicine at the Health Science Division and will report to Lauren Hagan. Joanna has been with Loyola for 10 years in various roles in Sponsored Program Accounting and General Accounting. Most recently, Joanna has served as the Director of General Accounting, playing a key role in the year-end audit, monthly close process, and ensuring the accuracy of our financial statements. Many thanks to Joanna for all her hard work and dedication over the past several years. Best wishes in your new position, Joanna!

This has created an excellent promotion opportunity for a key staff member in General Accounting, Ben Smigielski. Ben will be promoted to Director of General Accounting effective June 3rd, 2013. Ben started in the General Accounting department as in intern while studying accounting here at Loyola. He was hired as a full-time staff member over 5 years ago and is very familiar with all the key functions of the General Accounting Department. While working at Loyola, Ben also obtained his MBA from Loyola and became a licensed CPA. Most recently, Ben has served as a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst. In this role Ben has been instrumental in the production of our year-end financial statements and footnotes, has prepared the monthly variance reporting package, and is our key resource to research GAAP/FASB. Ben has also served as a great mentor for various staff accountants, new senior accountants, and our interns. Congratulations on your new role, Ben!

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