Erin M. O'Leary is the CFO/COO at the EERC, where she has responsibility for the leadership and management of the EERC's financial and facility operations, which include the areas of financial services, contracts, fund management, programming, facilities management and safety, computer systems, and quality assurance. She conducts short- and long-range financial forecasting, evaluates and monitors business metrics, develops the annual budget and leads the budget process, implements effective internal control procedures, and effectively communicates financial information to various stakeholders. She also leads collaborative efforts to ensure that the EERC business and facility units are responsive to EERC objectives. Ms. O'Leary has held a variety of positions at the EERC over the past 25 years, which have provided her with a depth of experience in both the research and administrative sectors. She also serves on a number of policy committees at UND.
Ms. O'Leary received Master's of Business Administration and Master's of Management degrees from the University of Mary and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from UND. Prior to her current position, Ms. O'Leary served as the Interim Associate Director for Business and Operations. She also served as Deputy Associate Director for Business, Senior Research Manager, and Manager of the Research Information Systems group. Ms. O'Leary has experience managing research projects with multidisciplinary technical staff, developing proposals, and securing clients. She has authored or coauthored numerous publications and presentations.