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Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.
We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader. Speakers share their stories in a way that can be applied across industries, and talks are followed by time for Q&A.
June features a young professional taking C-suite leadership of Tucson’s largest employer! After years of service to the University of Arizona as Assistant Dean for finance and administration for the colleges of Engineering and Education, and as Vice President of Financial Services, Lisa Rulney was just selected in April 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the University of Arizona. In her role, Rulney will oversee key business and finance elements of the University, including Arizona Student Union, Facilities, Financial Services, Human Resources, Parking and Transportation, Procurement, Planning, Design and Construction, and more! Learn more about Lisa with us on June 4.
Ticket includes event entry and appetizers.
- Always free for TYP Members – NEW: Enter your email address as the promo code to reveal your free ticket.
- $15 for community members
Tickets available online until 4pm the day of the event.
- 5:30-6:00pm Networking and Appetizers
- 6:00-6:30pm CEO Roundtable
- 6:30-6:45pm Q&A and Closing
What is TYP?
Tucson Young Professionals is a group of young business and community leaders focused on the attraction, retention, and promotion of young professionals in Tucson. Together we create a voice to help impact the development and growth of Tucson. Welcoming ages 21-45.
More About Lisa:
Lisa Rulney was appointed Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer in April 2019. In this position, Lisa serves as the UA’s senior business and financial officer with responsibilities including financial services, human resources, procurement, contracting, auditing, facilities management, parking, transportation, planning, design and construction of facilities, real estate management, Arizona Public Media, risk management, systems control, Arizona Student Union, UA BookStores, and the university police.
As a member of the President’s senior leadership team, Lisa provides strategic leadership to, and direction of, the university finance and administration functions. Lisa will play a key role in the implementation of UA’s Strategic Plan with particular emphasis on Pillar 5. By design, Pillar 5 deliverables fall to a number of units within Business Affairs. With oversight over these units, Lisa will work to ensure that she and her team push forward innovative and effective business processes that advance the university and its mission.
Prior to her appointment, Lisa was vice president of financial services, and led the 2018 bond initiative, which resulted in a projected savings of more than $5 million and leveraged more than $123 million in bonds dedicated to academic, administrative, dining and student recreation facilities at the Honors Village, five intercollegiate athletics capital projects, and major building system replacements in the Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences building. As vice president, Rulney was responsible for accounts payable, capital finance, compliance, financial management, payroll, tax services, the bursar’s office, investments, procurement and contracting, and records and archives management.
Lisa also has served as assistant dean for finance and administration for the colleges of Engineering and Education. As assistant director of finance and administration for Arizona Research Laboratories, she implemented a web-based financial reporting platform, which was implemented in units across campus. A member of National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) since 2001, Lisa has served on regional and national levels and was a NCURA Traveling Faculty member. She is a 2004 graduate of the NCURA Leadership Development Institute.
Lisa earned a Master of Business Administration from the UA Eller College of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication science and disorders, magna cum laude, from James Madison University.