As Oregon State's Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller, Heidi Sann provides leadership and oversight for the finance and administrative units of Business Affairs, Financial Accounting and Analysis, Procurement, Contracts & Materials Management, Treasury and the Business Centers.
Heidi has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting roles, including over 15 years of leadership experience in the private and public sector. In both the private and public sector, she developed and managed multi-million dollar budgets, projected and managed cash flow, worked to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and functioning, and worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to manage organizational risk.
Heidi's public sector experience comes from serving in the Business Affairs Office at the University of Oregon where she built relationships with individuals inside the business office and with key stakeholders across the campus community on fiscal matters.
In the private sector, Heidi served as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for manufacturing companies with national and international presence. In these roles, Heidi worked to effectively re-align duties, re-engineer processes to increase efficiencies, and leverage technology to ensure future organizational growth while meeting current fiduciary responsibilities.
Heidi has devoted many rewarding hours serving on the Board of Directors for Greenhill Humane Society and Rose Children's Theatre. Heidi enjoys playing a critical role in strategic planning, listening and understanding as many perspectives as possible and leading teams and individuals to champion for changes that move an organization towards excellence. Heidi holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).