Peoples named Fermilab chief financial officer

Vanessa Peoples

Fermilab’s next chief financial officer (CFO) will be Vanessa Peoples. Vanessa is currently Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Business Officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Vanessa will bring a deep level of knowledge of financial and administrative experience to the lab, including superb strategic planning, management and budgeting skills. She has extensive process and systems experience in large, complex organizations, and will quickly have a positive impact on Fermilab.

Prior to joining UIC, she held financial leadership positions at Mayo Clinic, G.D. Searle Pharmaceutical Company, University of Chicago Hospitals and Quaker Oats. Vanessa earned a B.S. in accounting from Howard University, an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a certified public accountant in the state of Illinois.

Vanessa arrives on Feb. 6, 2017 and will assume the role of CFO, overseeing the lab’s financial, procurement and travel departments.