GW SMHS Welcomes Lance B. Kaplan, M.B.A., as Associate Dean of Finance, Administration, and Operations
WASHINGTON (April 22, 2013) — The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Lance B. Kaplan, M.B.A., will join the administration as the associate dean of finance, administration, and operations. Among his responsibilities, Kaplan will manage the school’s budget, oversee day to day financial and operational activities, and implement programs that will ensure a strong financial future for the school.
Kaplan comes to GW from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he held several roles, including Budget Director, Controller, and most recently CFO. His responsibilities included oversight of general accounting, financial reporting, budget, and business intelligence functions. At the University of Miami, Kaplan led numerous collaborative efforts to integrate financial operations across the School of Medicine, the physician practice plan, and three hospitals with a consolidated annual operating budget of approximately $1.8 billion. These activities include leadership roles in project management, budget development, strategic and financial planning, and cost control.
“Lance will be a great addition to the SMHS leadership team,” said Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D., Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of GW SMHS. He comes to SMHS with 20 years of accounting and financial management experience in both private industry and in academic medicine. “His experience in leading financial reporting, budget, and long term strategic financial planning at an academic medical center made him the ideal candidate for this job.”
In addition to his finance and management experience in academic medicine, he also brings many years of experience in the private sector. Kaplan served as manager of finance at Delta Air Lines where he helped implement significant productivity improvement initiatives and at the Walt Disney Company where he served as a lead project financial analyst on “E-ticket” attractions.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tampa.
Kaplan’s first day at GW SMHS is April 29, 2013.
About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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