Claire joined UVM as University Controller in May 2009. She serves as the Chief Accounting Officer for the University and oversees its day-to-day financial management and accounting functions. Prior to assuming this position, she served as Dean of Administration at State University of New York (SUNY) Ulster County campus. Claire began her career in the SUNY system 30 years ago as Director of Accounting and worked her way up through the ranks, serving as Associate Dean of Administration at SUNY Duchess and Controller and Dean of Administration at SUNY Ulster. Prior to entering the field of academia Claire spent seven years as a senior staff accountant in the public accounting field. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Siena College and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in financial management from Marist College. In addition to her work as a professional in the financial management field, Claire has also served as an adjunct professor at SUNY Ulster, SUNY Duchess, and Marist College, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, tax, auditing, and financial management.