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Steering Committee

Oversight of the Penn Marketplace Enhancements Project is provided by a Steering Committee comprised of School and Center representation from across campus.  There are three Executive Sponsors of the initiative who are also members of the Steering Committee:

  • John Horn; Comptroller,
  • Tom Murphy; VP of IT & University CIO, and
  • Marie Witt; Vice President, Division of Business Services.

The responsibilities of the Executive Sponsors are as follows:

  • Validate and align the project vision with its objectives.
  • Guide and approve the Steering Committee’s approach to ensure effectiveness and timeliness.
  • Ultimately approve and changes in the project scope should they influence budgetary items.

The responsibilities of the Steering Committee as a whole include:

  • Approve high-level process changes and scope.
  • Approve the project charter.
  • Validate a high-level program plan inclusive of the key milestones and activities.
  • Ensure that School and Center process owners are actively participating in process design sessions and working groups.
  • Obtain program commitment from School and Center leaders by cascading Penn Marketing Enhancements information and setting expectations for their respective organizations.
  • Counsel team as to how to resolve issues or resistance within Schools and Centers.
  • Evaluate and resolve issues escalated by the Program Management Office.

The following individuals are members of the Steering Committee:

  • Amy Collins; Senior Director of Finance and Administration, Provost Administrative Affairs
  • Dallas Grundy; CFO and Associate Dean, School of Law
  • Dave Ishmael; Executive Director of Financial Systems and Training, Division of Finance (Team Leader)
  • Matt Lane; Vice Dean for Administration and Finance, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Tracey Longs; Executive Director, Departmental Strategy and Operations, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Jackie Lowry; Vice Dean for Administration and Finance, School of Nursing
  • Maureen McGinness; Controller, Wharton School
  • Mark Mills; Executive Director, Procurement Services (Team Leader)
  • Julie Shuttleworth; Director, Functional Team Lead, HCM Program
  • Tom Slavinski; Associate Comptroller, Division of Finance (Team Leader)


All Penn Marketplace Enhancement Project-related inquiries can be directed to the team via