SAN FRANCISCO, October 27, 2014—San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Liz Pesch chief financial officer. Pesch brings over 25 years of financial leadership experience and has served as a volunteer board member of Bay Area nonprofit organizations for over six years.
“Liz is a highly-skilled leader with a distinguished career managing financial reporting, budgeting, and corporate governance, and providing strategic partnership to finance executives,” said Neil Giuliano, San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO. “We have no doubt that Liz’s expertise and approach will serve the foundation, our clients, volunteers, donors, and the community extraordinarily well as we enter the next phase of the fight to end HIV transmission in San Francisco.”
Most recently, Pesch served as senior vice president of Union Bank’s Financial Management Group where she oversaw budget impacting over $100 million in resources and served as the secretary for the audit & finance committee of the board of directors. She also led strategic management initiatives to develop and monitor performance measures, and to establish the finance division’s first mission, vision, and values statements. Prior to that, Pesch managed the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and regulatory reporting departments and served on the disclosure committee at Union Bank as the senior vice president of financial reporting.
Pesch has held senior positions at Charles Schwab and various financial roles at Brush Wellman, Inc., ICX Corporation, and Deloitte and Touche, LLP.
During her career she has also served on the board of directors for nonprofit organizations including the Live Oak School, and most recently, Frameline, where she is currently chairperson of the audit committee and co-chairperson of the development committee.
As CFO, Pesch is responsible for the financial management of the foundation, overseeing accounting and budgeting, and providing strategic direction for new initiatives.
Pesch earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and maintains active status as a Certified Public Accountant. She joined the foundation on October 13 and lives in San Francisco with her partner Wendy Nemeroff and their two children.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. More information is available at sfaf.org.