Hiram College’s national search for its chief financial officer and vice president for business and finance has confirmed that a candidate close to home is best suited for the job. President Lori Varlotta and the Board of Trustees have named Nancy Rubin, the incumbent who holds the interim post, to the permanent position. In this role, Rubin will manage the College’s business operations and oversee a number of departments, including finance, human resources, information technology and the physical plant.
Rubin came to Hiram from N.G. Rubin & Associates, LLC and has served as interim chief financial officer since July 2. She has more than 30 years of experience in various financial roles, most recently as contract CFO for several organizations in the life sciences, manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, distribution, healthcare, non-profit and professional services sectors.
Prior to N.G. Rubin & Associates, she was senior vice president and chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary at Bestquote Agency, Inc.; vice president and chief financial officer/assistant treasurer at CBG, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ICG Telecom Group, Inc.
Ms. Rubin has a track record of administrative success in both the public and private sectors. Throughout her career she has managed large portfolios of fiscal services geared toward improving profitability and asset management through cost control, process improvement, and effective planning. She has developed a particular expertise in designing and implementing financial systems and operational assessments framed by strategic planning, performance maximization, and process improvement.
Rubin earned her BBA in Marketing from Kent State University (Summa Cum Laude) and a MBA in Finance from Cleveland State University. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Board of Geauga Humane Society, Board of Rescue Village Foundation, Board of Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the Fuchs Mizrachi School Finance Committee, President of the RV Foundation, and Treasurer of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
“The campus joins me in welcoming Nancy as a full-time colleague,” said Dr. Lori Varlotta, president. “Her mix of corporate and non-profit financial management gives her the breadth and depth of thinking we need during this exciting period of change. Nancy is prudent and creative at the same time, so as we position ourselves as The New Liberal Arts, I will be counting on her to help us operationalize our ambitions and innovative plan.”