Current Subcommitees and Work Group Members

FinMAC engages in different subject areas in different ways. Many issues are addressed by the full committee. FinMAC has created standing subcommittees and work groups to provide ongoing, deep engagement in certain areas (EFS and FSUN governance), and FinMAC appoints representatives to other standing University committees (reporting). In addition, FinMAC periodically creates temporary subcommittees and work groups to focus on specific topics. Further details regarding FinMAC's subcommittee and work group structure are below.

Standing Subcommittees

EFS Subcommittee

FinMAC will participate on four standing work groups that align with the structure of the Controller's Module Support Team. One FinMAC member will be the lead user representative on each group, and there will be five additional members of each work group from the user community. The FinMAC lead and all five user representatives will be selected by FinMAC -- typically the lead and one of the five additional members will be from FinMAC, while the other four user representatives typically will come from outside of FinMAC. In addition to the representatives from FinMAC and the broader user community, the relevant BPOs, Module Support leads, and central subject matter experts will participate on the work groups.

The four FinMAC leads will constitute FinMAC's EFS subcommittee. They will coordinate with each other, raise issues to the full committee when necessary, and jointly propose to the full committee user representatives to fill the work groups and replacement users when vacancies occur. The full committee will discuss and approve the user representatives proposed for the work groups. In consultation with central representatives, the FinMAC EFS subcommittee is empowered to make other decisions about the operation of the work groups and will use their judgment regarding issue escalation to the full committee. The FinMAC subcommittee periodically will report on its work to the full committee.

  • Gail Renteria, College of Education and Human Development
  • Andrea Backes, College of Biological Sciences
  • Sue Bosell, UMD Finance and Operations
  • Michelle Wills, Carlson School of Management

EFS Work Groups

Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Expense, PCard
  • Juli Pelletier, College of Biological Sciences
  • Denise Allen, College of Education and Human Development
  • Dave Jacobi,┬áCollege of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Erin Flathmann, College of Liberal Arts
  • Wade Schaap, Medical School
  • Jay Delaney, College of Science and Engineering
  • Mary Haverkost, College of Science and Engineering
  • Sue Bosell, UMD Finance and Operations
  • Michelle Prytz, University Services
General Ledger, Asset Management (capital assets), Budgeting, Treasury, Endowments
  • Jill Merriam, Academic Affairs/Provost
  • Andrea Backes, College of Biological Sciences
  • Robin Dittmann, Law School
  • Craig Muntifering, College of Pharmacy
  • Tamara Hink, School of Public Health
  • Cathy Burke, College of Science and Engineering
  • Ryan Trullinger, University Services
Grants, Projects, Contracts, Accounts Receivable, Billing
  • Gail Renteria, College of Education and Human Development
  • Pete Ralston, College of Education and Human Development
  • Jackie Lee, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Kristy Frost-Griep, Academic Health Center
  • Ann Cary, School of Public Health
  • Rachel Veenstra, College of Science and Engineering
  • Denise Endicott, NRRI Duluth
Payroll Accounting, HCM Integration
  • Michelle Wills, Carlson School of Management
  • Jenny Olson, College of Education and Human Development
  • Patrick Russel, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kris Meyer, Medical School
  • Beth Kluge, College of Science and Engineering
  • Patricia Samberg, Human Resources Duluth
  • Sandy Meints, SCSE Administration Duluth
  • Todd Smith, University Services
  • Sheree Meier, Office of Human Resources

FSUN Subcommittee

The subcommittee can be reached via fsun@umn.edu. FSUN events and activities information is posted on this web page.

  • Anh Pham, Academic Affairs/Provost (chair)
  • Bobbie Lundberg, Dentistry
  • Kate Klosterman, College of Liberal Arts
  • Anita Thielman, Medical School
  • Julie Parker, Office of the Vice President for Research (vice chair)
  • Melissa Juliette-Bernard, College of Education and Human Development
  • Phillip Croteau, College of Science and Engineering
  • Cheryl Oulicky, College of Liberal Arts
  • Suzanne McColley, College of Science and Engineering

Temporary Subcommittees and Representation Elsewhere

Reporting Subcommittee (temporary)

Charge: Provide a prioritized list of collegiate managerial report needs to FinMAC. These reports will be aimed at improving the management of University resources through the measurement of a variety of cross-functional data points.

  • Andrea Backes, College of Biological Sciences (chair)
  • Karen Dewanz, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Michelle Wills, Carlson School of Management
  • Ryan Warren, College of Education and Human Development
  • Brent Gustafson, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dave Pappone, College of Science and Engineering
  • Tammy Price, Medical School

Training Subcommittee (temporary)

  • Karen Dewanz, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (chair)
  • Michelle Wills, Carlson School of Management
  • Sharon Zeise, University Services
  • Sue Bosell, UMD Finance and Operations
  • Lori Smith, Student Unions and Activities
  • Denise Allen, College of Education and Human Development

Financial Reporting Groups

There are two financial reporting groups that FinMAC has representation on or for which they recommend members. These groups are led by the business process owners (Budget Office and Controller's Organization) and provide input and prioritization as part of the finance pillar that feeds into the Enterprise Data Management and Reporting (EDMR) Steering Committee. The two groups are:

Finance Strategic Reporting Committee (FSRC)

The role of the FSRC is to provide overall direction and strategic guidance related the finance reporting roadmap and initiatives to the finance pillar. The current charge of the FSRC is to improve the financial data and reporting environment at the University. To accomplish this major task the committee will establish a roadmap that includes a series of long, medium and short term recommendations. The roadmap includes a variety of tasks ranging from infrastructure and data standards to creating reports, dashboards, queries, and a data dictionary, and implementing new tools as appropriate. Prioritizing infrastructure initiatives, requirements and requests is a key responsibility of this committee.

FinMAC appointees to Reporting Strategy Committee
  • Karen Dewanz, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Sue Bosell, UMD Finance and Operations
  • Michelle Wills, Carlson School of Management
  • Kristy Frost-Griep, Academic Health Center
  • Mark Erickson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Finance Report Design Team (FRDT)

This team represents the primary finance report and data consumer group that assists with the implementation of the overall direction, priorities and work scope for the finance pillar. Specifically assists with detail report design specifics and testing of developed financial content. Group represents financial content users and have knowledge with current uses of reports/data and gaps.

FinMAC appointees to Report Design Committee
  • Nathan Kopka, College of Education and Human Development
  • Christopher Andrews, Carlson School of Management