We are pleased to announce that Sharon Taylor has been appointed as the finance director of Duke Anesthesiology’s business office. This position was previously held by Dan Marcantonio who retired from the department earlier this month. In her new role, Taylor will oversee the finance unit which is comprised of accounting and finance staff and is responsible for the financial management of departmental revenue and expenses.
Taylor came to Duke 24 years ago from the banking industry and began her career on the university side in Duke Financial Services working for corporate payroll. She worked her way to accounting supervisor for the general ledger team where she was responsible for the monthly and fiscal year-end close for the institution. She then moved to the SAP implementation team, now known as Administrative Systems Management, where she developed key finance tools that are still being used today.
After spending a few years as assistant finance manager in the Department of Medicine, Taylor helped develop a Research Costing and Compliance program, known today as the Research Administration Academy certificate program. In 2009, Taylor joined Duke Anesthesiology where she has been responsible for managing the finance team in its day-to-day operations, leading the Research Administrators Leadership Team, and assisting the grants team with operational and financial oversight.
Taylor has two sons, Jarrett and Eric. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandson and baking. Please join us in congratulating Taylor on her new role in the department.