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Joel Pogodzinski, Bus Ad ’94, serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for the following areas: finance, endowment, planning and facilities management, human resources, information technology, marketing and communication, Marquette University Police Department, environmental health and safety, internal audit, risk management, and business management and analysis. Advancement operations has a dual reporting relationship to Pogodzinski and President Lovell.
Pogodzinski joined Marquette University in September 2017 as chief financial officer. Prior to that, he was CFO and vice president of finance for Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford, Wisconsin. There, he was the key leader in developing and implementing the global residential ventilation products manufacturer’s five-year strategic plan. Prior to that, he worked for Milwaukee-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., where he began his career in 1994 when it was then Bucyrus. He served in a variety of leadership roles including controller, controller — surface mining product group, and director of accounting.
A certified public accountant, Pogodzinski graduated from the College of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He serves on the President’s Advisory Team and the Beyond Boundaries Steering Committee.
Pogodzinski was a member of the 1993–1994 Marquette men’s basketball team, which reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.