About

Team

Learn about the Team at UCONN 2000 Bond Investors, including our Interim Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Interim Associate Vice President of Financial Operations and Controller, and Director, Financial Operations.

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Lloyd A. Blanchard, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(860) 486-3455
lloyd.blanchard@uconn.edu

Lloyd Blanchard currently serves as UConn’s Interim Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He is a seasoned public administrator with wide-ranging government and academic leadership experience. He has been a senior White House budget official, chief operating officer of two public organizations, deputy chief financial officer at NASA, and an academic executive at Louisiana State University and the Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York. He has also served on the public administration faculty at the University of Washington and Syracuse University, and directed a consulting practice in performance management for a risk management consulting firm. Dr. Blanchard’s research and published work has centered on social capital, education policy and finance, racial and ethnic disparities in education, and disparities in small business lending.

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Margaret “Peggy” McCarthy

Interim Associate Vice President of Financial Operations and Controller
(860) 486-1675
margaret.mcCarthy@uconn.edu

Peggy McCarthy currently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Financial Operations & Controller where she oversees Accounting, Tax and Compliance, Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Treasury Services and Bursar Operations. She has an extensive background in finance and has a Master’s in Business Administration. She has worked at the University of Connecticut for 14 years most recently as the Director of Cash Operations and University Bursar responsible for leading the department and ensuring financial transactions complied with institutional, state and federal requirements and standard accounting procedures. In addition to her work at UConn, she previously held finance positions at Duracell International, UBS Global Asset Management and Bank of America where her portfolio included risk management, corporate treasury operations, and implementation of treasury and credit strategies for public sector banking clients.

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Chris Cipriani

Director, Financial Operations
(860) 486-4653
christopher.cipriani@uconn.edu

Chris currently serves as the Director, Financial Operations, where he oversees the University’s UConn 2000 treasury operations, as well as the University’s tax and financial compliance programs.  He is a seasoned finance professional with fourteen years of experience, including a decade of service with the accounting firm EY.  He is an attorney, licensed in the State of Connecticut, and an alum of the University of Connecticut School of Law.

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Danielle Sullivan, CPA

Financial Analyst
(860) 486-2456
danielle.l.sullivan@uconn.edu

Danielle joined the Office of Treasury Services (OTS) as a Financial Analyst in 2022, bringing nearly a decade of experience within the Office of the AVP of Financial Operations and Controller at the University. Prior to joining OTS, Danielle worked for six years as a Project Accountant in support of the UConn 2000 program. Her experience also includes public accounting at PwC with a primary focus on two publicly traded companies as well as several privately held entities and a benefit plan. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant.