Position: Senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, Georgetown University.

Career highlights: Chief financial officer, Cable & Wireless, Global; vice president, chief financial officer, AT&T, international division; vice president, chief financial officer, chief information officer, AT&T Solutions; senior vice president, chief financial officer, AT&T Universal Card; vice president, chief financial officer, AT&T, American Transtech; executive director, chief financial officer, AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Age: 54

Education: BS, economics, Hofstra University; MBA, Cornell University.

Personal: Lives in Alexandria with wife, Lorie and children, Adam, 17 and Ruth, 8.

What experience will you draw upon from your time with AT&T? To this role with Georgetown, it being a premiere player in higher education, I bring a few things. One is the importance of brand and brand equity and making sure the finances of Georgetown enhance that brand equity. In a very competitive industry like higher education the challenge is to make sure we're bringing in the best students, the best faculty, and the best research projects. So the financial challenge is to make sure the university has the capital to compete against other very well-financed institutions.

How can you help Georgetown achieve its goals for the coming years? I think I can help the university in various ways. One is identifying new revenue sources that will help the university stay competitive, the second is managing the finances of the university that protect that premiere brand equity.

What attracted you to Georgetown? It's a premiere institution in a very competitive industry and that attracted me because it's an industry that I wanted to experience and learn more about and contribute to its competitiveness.

-- Andrea Caumont