Announcement: New Leadership GCA/Research Support & Analysis

New Associate Director, Research Support & Analysis: Rob Allen

Financial & Business Services is pleased to announce that Robert Allen is our new Associate Director, Research Support & Analysis. Rob reports directly to Ken Erickson, Director of Research Management & Compliance.

Rob joined the Research Management & Compliance department on April 1, 2016 as the Manager of Cost Accounting & Analysis. Rob has recently been the Interim Manager of Grants and Contracts Accounting and the Manager of Property Accounting. Rob is a licensed CPA and has extensive professional experience in government regulations, compliance, reporting, financial management, budgeting, cost accounting and auditing.

Rob is familiar with our research portfolio, costs and rates at the University of Utah (he manages the data preparation, review and submissions in our F & A Rate Proposals).

Rob is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and he holds an MBA degree as a graduate of Utah State University. Rob’s employers (prior to the University of Utah) included the Defense Contract Audit Agency, Hercules Incorporated, Dyno Nobel and TATC.

Please join Financial & Business Services in congratulating Rob as he integrates his experiences into the research mission of the University of Utah.


New Manager of Grants & Contracts Accounting: Sally Petersen

Financial & Business Services is pleased to announce that Sally Petersen is our new Manager of Grants and Contracts Accounting. Sally will report directly to Ken Erickson, Director of Research Management & Compliance.

Sally joined the Research Management & Compliance department in 1994 as an Associate Accountant. Prior to that role, Sally was in the university’s Accounts Payable department for six years. Sally also worked as an Accountant and, most recently, as the Assistant Manager of the Grants & Contracts Accounting department. Sally has extensive professional experience in federal grants and contracts, in our financial systems, in government regulations, in compliance and in reporting obligations. Sally is familiar with our research portfolio.

Sally is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude).

Please join Financial & Business Services in welcoming Sally as she integrates her experiences into her work and the research mission of the University of Utah.

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