Governance and Management Team

A formal program structure helps ensure collaboration for optimal operations.

  • Executive Sponsors. The members of the sponsor group are accountable for the success of the human capital management program and are its chief champions. 
  • Steering Committee. Members provide the expertise in Penn’s schools and centers and help to engage all of the University’s diverse organizations. 
  • Workday Advisory Board (pdf) PennKey required. This group, which includes members from the Operations team as well as representatives from schools and centers, helps to coordinate daily Workday@Penn activities.
  • Workday@Penn OperationsPennKey required. The team is comprised of key roles that support Workday@Penn operations, including configuration, security, reporting, and change management.

Additional teams and work groups form as the needs of Workday@Penn and the related processes require.

Executive Sponsors

Mark Dingfield
Dr. Mark Dingfield, Associate Provost, Finance and Planning, Office of the Provost, joined Penn in September 2017. Previously, he served as executive director for planning, analysis, and technology at Princeton University. Before Princeton, he worked for six years in Europe and the Seattle areas as a senior product manager at Microsoft and a director at Think Act.
Jack Heuer
Dr. Jack Heuer, Vice President, Human Resources, has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in all facets of human resource strategic planning and administration. Under his leadership, the Division of Human Resources has implemented a number of initiatives to enhance the Penn experience for faculty and staff.
Lewis Trevor
Trevor Lewis, Vice President, Budget and Management Analysis, began his career with Penn as an assistant wrestling coach in 1995 and later joined the Wharton School. Prior to his current role for the University, he held the position of chief of academic finance and planning for the Office of the Provost.
Chris Masotti, Vice Dean, Finance and Operations, Perelman School of Medicine, has oversight of budget and financial operations, human resources, research administration, facilities management, and safety. Prior to joining Penn in March 2016, Chris held leadership roles at Case Western Reserve University. He joined the executive sponsors on September 19, 2018.
MaryFrances McCourt
MaryFrances McCourt, Vice President, Division of Finance, and Treasurer, leads Penn’s cash and short-term investment and capital financing strategies as well as oversees Penn’s financial functions. Responsible for multi-year financial planning, she collaborates closely with Penn Medicine leadership. Previously, she was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Indiana University.
Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy, Vice President, Information Systems and Computing, and Chief Information Officer, joined Penn in this role in 2013. Prior to that, he served as chief information officer of DaVita HealthCare Partners, where he was responsible for all information technology supporting the company's business and clinical operations.

Steering Committee

Marianne AchenbachMarianne Achenbach, Executive Director, Office of Research Support Services & Entity Privacy Officer, Perelman School of Medicine
Anita AllenAnita LaFrance Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Penn Law School
Jeanne CurtisJeanne Curtis, Executive Director, Application & Information Services, Information Systems & Computing

Scott DouglassScott Douglass, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration, The Wharton School
Elizabeth HansenElizabeth Hansen, Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Facilities & Real Estate Services
Matt LaneMatthew Lane, Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, School of Arts & Sciences

Jackie LowryJacqueline Lowry Golding, Vice Dean of Administration and Finance, School of Nursing
David NerenbergDavid Nerenberg, Senior Director of Financial and Administrative Services, Penn Libraries

Jason PresleyJason Presley, Chief Financial Officer, Graduate School of Education


Marie WittMarie Witt, Vice President, Business Services