Associate Director, Finance, Crystal Smith Named APPA Treasurer

Associate Director, Finance, Crystal Smith was elected treasurer to the APPA Executive Committee. In 2021, University of Chicago, Facilities Services (FS) earned the APPA Award for Excellence in facilities management, APPA’s highest institutional honor. Since then, FS has continued on the journey that led to becoming a national leader in higher education facilities management.

Smith submitted a written proposal that landed her an interview with the Board of Directors, who went on and selected her to the inaugural position of treasurer. In this role, Smith will assist the institution with strategic initiatives and make recommendations based on her financial expertise. With a new trail to blaze, and bi-monthly meetings to contribute to, Smith will continue to be supported by her FS colleagues.

This past autumn, Smith along with teammates, Robert Knox, senior financial analyst, Konstantinos Vastakis, senior financial analyst and Mairéad McGillian, junior analyst, broke down how to “Effectively Communicate Monthly Budget to Actual Financial Results for Impact,” at the Central Region APPA annual conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska.

To learn more about Smith’s appointment, visit APPA’s website.

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