Daniel Ennis

Executive Vice President at Duke University

Daniel G. Ennis is executive vice president effective December 1, 2020. Since 2010, Mr. Ennis served as senior vice president for finance and administration at The Johns Hopkins University. In this role, Mr. Ennis served as the university’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As chief financial officer, he oversaw the offices of the controller; internal audits; investment management; planning and budget; and treasury. As chief operating officer, he was responsible for the functions related to corporate security, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, purchasing and risk management. As senior vice president for finance and administration at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Ennis was accountable to the university’s Board of Trustees to ensure the overall fiscal and administrative health of the institution and was responsible for the work of five board committees: Audit, Compliance and Insurance; Compensation; Finance (and its Capital Subcommittee and Debt Subcommittee); Intermediate Sanctions; and Investments. Mr. Ennis and his leadership team were committed to helping academic leadership fulfill John Hopkins President Ron Daniels’ vision for the university. Working with the provost, Mr. Ennis led a number of initiatives across the institution including the completion of a comprehensive financial risk/liquidity assessment, the creation of an institutional risk management program, the completion of a comprehensive review of benefits, the launch of a university wide administrative excellence initiative and a significant expansion of the university’s economic inclusion program. Before arriving at Johns Hopkins University, he had served since 2007 as Harvard Medical School’s Executive Dean for Administration. Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, he had been Harvard University’s associate vice president for finance and financial planning, interim director of treasury management and director of budgets, financial planning and institutional research. Before joining Harvard’s leadership team, as a consultant with McKinsey and Co., Mr. Ennis led a strategic review of Harvard’s central administration that led to a number of significant organizational changes. He worked for McKinsey and Co. for four years after graduate school. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. for three years.
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