Joel Pogodzinski, Bus Ad ’94, serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Leading the operational and financial strategy for the university, he is responsible for the following areas: finance, internal audit and risk management; endowment and treasury; human resources; information technology; marketing and communication; planning and facilities management; environmental health and safety; and the Marquette University Police Department. Advancement operations has a dual reporting relationship to Pogodzinski and President Lovell.
Pogodzinski was elected corporate treasurer by the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2018.
Pogodzinski joined Marquette University as chief financial officer in September 2017. Prior to that, he was CFO and vice president of finance for Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford, Wisconsin.
Pogodzinski joined Broan-NuTone as its CFO in 2014. 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.
Pogodzinski was a member of the 1993–1994 Marquette men’s basketball team, which reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.