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Indiana State University Foundation names Colleen O'Brien as CFO

September 30, 2013

Colleen O'Brien has been named director of finance and chief financial officer of the Indiana State University Foundation.

O'Brien brings a wealth of accounting and finance experience to the organization with more than 12 years of non-profit financial and accounting leadership, foundation President Ron Carpenter said.

"I am excited, honored and humbled to be part of one of the top-ranked universities not only in the state of Indiana, but in the Midwest," said O'Brien. "As a member of the ISU Foundation leadership team, I will endeavor to help fortify the Foundation's assets in support of the University."

In her new role with the foundation, O'Brien will oversee the finance operations of the organization as well as work with the investment, audit and finance committees of the foundation board of directors.

"Colleen's accounting background and skill sets were ideal for what we were looking for with this position," Carpenter said. "She is a seasoned professional in her field, and I am confident that she is a great fit for our organization."

Previously, O'Brien served as a senior accountant and consultant for Financial Technologies and Management, an Indianapolis-based accounting and consulting firm. She has also served as chief financial officer for the Children's Bureau of Indianapolis..

"I believe that not only professional and educational experiences help prepare you for opportunities like this, but that life experiences play a big role as well. Be it parenting, coaching, volunteering, or service to others; all these experiences have prepared me for this exciting new challenge," said O'Brien.


Media contact: Kim Bloch Kunz, director of communications, Indiana State University Foundation,, 812-514-8486