Marquette University has named Joel Pogodzinski as its new chief financial officer, Executive Vice President for Operations Dave Lawlor announced today. Pogodzinski, who most recently served as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford, Wisconsin, will begin in his role on Sept. 18, 2017.
A 1994 graduate of the Marquette College of Business Administration, Pogodzinski succeeds Chuck Lamb, who retired at the end of the 2016–17 academic year. He will report directly to Lawlor.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Joel join the Marquette community as our new chief financial officer,” Lawlor said. “To have someone at this pivotal moment in Marquette’s history who has such keen financial acumen and leadership skills, as well as experience in partnering with leadership teams on strategic planning, is a significant step forward for the university.”
“I’m thrilled to return to Marquette University and to support our mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service,” Pogodzinski said. “This is a special opportunity to work with all of Marquette’s stakeholders to contribute to the success of the strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. I’m excited and eager to ensure that Marquette continues to provide a world-class Jesuit education to our students for years to come.”
Pogodzinski joined Broan-NuTone as its CFO in 2014. There, he was the key leader in developing and implementing the global residential ventilation products manufacturer’s five-year strategic plan. Prior to that, he worked for Milwaukee-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., where he began his career in 1994 when it was then Bucyrus. He served in a variety of leadership roles including controller – business resources, controller – surface mining product group, and director of accounting.
“The search committee was so fortunate to meet with a talented slate of candidates, but ultimately Joel stood out as the right fit for Marquette at the right time,” said Dr. Doug Woods, vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School, who chaired the committee. “I wish to thank Dave Lawlor for his leadership in working with us to find the perfect candidate, and I would like to applaud the entire search committee for its thoughtful and diligent approach to the process.”