Dear LMU Community:
With enthusiasm, I announce that Aimee Uen [pronounced: win] will be our next senior vice president and chief financial officer. I am confident SVP Uen’s cumulative experience, including her track record of success at LMU, will support and strengthen further the Finance Division to assure that our Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount mission thrives with creativity and global impact. She will succeed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Fleming on June 1, 2021.
SVP Uen brings with her nearly 20 years of experience, including 10 years of dedicated service in the Finance Division at LMU; since 2016 she has served as vice president for finance/controller. In this role SVP Uen led and partnered on transformational projects including implementing various finance systems; providing forecast and accurate analysis of financial data to support decision making for front-line leaders and senior executives; and developing strategies to enhance operational efficiencies, business processes, and compliance. The strategies, processes, structures, and technologies that SVP Uen implemented during her vice president tenure contributed to LMU’s strong financial position throughout the pandemic. From Student Financial Services addressing student and parent concerns, Accounts Payable ensuring payments to our suppliers, and Accounting for the accurate recording of financial information, SVP Uen’s leadership and technical savvy and business acumen provided LMU and the Finance Division the ability to adjust quickly to the new dynamics of our virtual and remote educational environment.
Most recently, SVP Uen has sponsored and is co-leading a multi-year transformational project through the implementation of Workday Finance and HCM ERP software. This project reimagines business processes and service delivery models to support the bold initiatives that are pivotal to the university’s strategic plan and vision.
Prior to LMU, SVP Uen was an assurance manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Los Angeles. She was responsible for managing teams of highly skilled professionals performing financial and compliance audits, agreed-upon procedures, and other audit and tax services for industries including higher education, manufacturing, and utilities. SVP Uen collaborated with all levels of client management, preparing reports to audit committees and advising clients on application of accounting guidance.
SVP Uen earned her B.A. in business economics with emphasis in accounting and a minor in Asian American Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Her personal interests include traveling and exploring new places to broaden her knowledge in different cultures, foods and perspectives. She looks forward to being able to travel and dine out again.
I thank the colleagues who participated and advised in the search process. Their professionalism and engagement provided me with valuable insights during my decision process. I am especially grateful to SVP Fleming for postponing his retirement during this particularly challenging time. We will celebrate Tom’s many accomplishments and lasting impact on LMU as soon as it is safe to do so.
SVP Uen is a versatile finance leader whose penchant for instilling a culture of integrity and improvement within diverse multi-functional teams and inspiring units to embrace change will advance LMU’s ambitious goals and enable us to pursue our bright vision for the future.
Please join me in congratulating Aimee on her new position.
With sincere appreciation and thanks,
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer