Learn about the Team at University of Connecticut, including our Executive Vice President for Finance and the Chief Financial Officer, Associate Vice President of Financial Operations and Controller, and Director, Debt Management.
Jeffrey P Geoghegan, CPA is the Executive Vice President for Finance and the Chief Financial Officer for UConn and UConn Health which includes the Storrs campus, the regional campuses and the Academic Medical Center in Farmington including John Dempsey Hospital and the University physician practice. He has close to three decades of leadership and not for profit education and healthcare experience. As CFO he has responsibility for all of UConn’s financial operations including a $3.3 billion operating budget, financial planning and reporting and all clinical revenue cycle operations. He has been with UConn for over 20 years with progressive managerial advancement.
Before joining UConn Health Jeffrey worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Hartford where he earned his Certified Public Accountant license. During this time he specialized in not for profit advisory services including multiple Colleges, Universities, Hospital systems and community foundations. Jeffrey has also been a speaker at many financial conferences including the national Optum Healthcare Forum and the New England Region Healthcare Financial Management Association annual conference. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. Born and raised in Connecticut Jeff is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and lives in Cheshire with his family.
Peggy McCarthy currently serves as the 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.
Chris currently serves as the Director, Debt Management, 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.
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.