February 13, 2009

John F. Sideras Named Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer


President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has named John F. Sideras Case Western Reserve University's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sideras had served in the role on an interim basis since last May, and emerged as the top choice after a six-month search that yielded impressive candidates from across the country.

"Over the past several months John has demonstrated the experience and knowledge necessary to lead Case Western Reserve University's fiscal operations," President Snyder said. "I am pleased that he has agreed to join our team on a permanent basis."

In 2008 the university announced that it had erased a nearly $20 million deficit three years ahead of schedule. It also saw Standard & Poor's improve the university's bond outlook from negative to stable. President Snyder noted that the entire campus contributed to these achievements, but complimented Sideras for his significant efforts in both areas. In addition, Sideras is working to strengthen financial management and accountability across the university.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to be part of an institution that is so critical to this region's future," Sideras said. "We have made substantial progress together, and I look forward to even greater collective accomplishment in the future."

Prior to coming to Case Western Reserve, Sideras spent the last decade at The MetroHealth System, eventually becoming its president and chief executive officer in 2004. He previously worked as a finance executive for both University Hospitals Health System and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Sideras earned his bachelor's degree from John Carroll University, his master's in business administration from the University of Colorado, and is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 13, 2009 12:55 PM | News Topics: news

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