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Finance and Investment Committee

Committee Members




David Shaw Mississippi State University  Chair
Susan Lozier  Georgia Institute of Technology Member; AGU President 

Robin Bell

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

Member; AGU Past President

Hank Jackson    Member  
Jim Hurrell Colorado State University Fort Collins
Melanie Harrison Okoro NOAA Camp Springs

Randy Fiser


Member; Executive Director/CEO

Mary Mohney 


Staff Partner; Finance Director

Committee initiatives and charge

The Finance and Investment Committee monitors and evaluates AGU’s operational performance to budget and investment performance to policy and plan. The committee is mindful of the financial uncertainties facing the AGU currently and in the future and carefully evaluates all the systems underlying the management of AGU’s financial resources. The committee reports to the AGU Board.

Committee members are charged with the following initiatives, to:

  • Maintain a continuing review of AGU’s financial operations and investment performance.

  • Provide direction and oversight for AGU’s long- and short-term investment strategies.

  • Recommend changes in policies and/or management, as needed, to ensure that financial resources are sufficient to allow AGU to achieve its strategic goals.

  • Per AGU policy, every three to five years initiate and conduct selection processes for the investment manager, with recommendations to the Board.

AGU Investment Policypdf icon, adopted by the AGU Board of Directors, November 2021

Finance Committee