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Meet Our Team

Office of Finance and Business

Russell Grunebach
Associate Vice President for Finance and Business

412.396.6592
grunebachr@duq.edu

Russ Grunebach, Associate Vice President for Finance and Business, is responsible for management and strategic planning of auxiliary services, controller's office, internal audit, and purchasing departments. Russ supports the Benefits, Bond Compliance, Budget, Enterprise Computing, and Retirement Committees, as well as the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors.

Ann Kearney
Finance Communication Specialist

412.396.6592
kearney3@duq.edu           

Annie Kearney, Finance Communication Specialist, provides support to the offices of auxiliary services, controller, finance and business, and treasurer in administrative matters as well as internal and website communications. She also serves as budget manager for the controller's office. Annie supports the Bond Compliance and Budget Committees.

Auxiliary Services

Scott Richards
Executive Director of Auxiliary Services

412.396.5140
richards@duq.edu            

Scott Richards, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, is responsible for managing contracted and in-house services including the A.J. Palumbo Center, bookstore operations, campus dining, leasing, parking and DU card services, university banking and vending operations. Scott supports the Bond Compliance and Wellness Committees.  

Deanna Calderaro
Associate Director of Auxiliary Services

412.396.4386
calderarod@duq.edu

Deanna Calderaro, Associate Director of Auxiliary Services, is responsible for assisting in compliance assurance, financial and non-financial management of the various departments within Auxiliary Services including: bookstore, dining, leasing, parking and du card services, university banking and vending services.

Controller's Office

James Tortella
Controller

412.396.6592
tortella@duq.edu                       

Jim Tortella, University Controller, is responsible for the management of accounts payable, cashiering, financial and tax reporting, general, research, and property accounting, payroll, student accounts and treasury management. Jim supports the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors.

Stephanie Cameron
Manager of Payroll

412.396.5575
baloh@duq.edu

Stephanie Cameron, Manager of Payroll, is responsible for overseeing all payroll matters including graduate tuition taxation, implementation of new projects, and upgrades to the payroll system.

Nancy Mignanelli
Assistant Controller

412.396.1010
dippoldn@duq.edu

Nancy Mignanelli, Assistant Controller, is responsible for the overall management of general accounting and post award services including monitoring the general ledger, reviewing journal entries and overseeing the post-award grant functions.

Alex Orosz
Manager of Procurement
and Payment Services

412.396.6359
orosza@duq.edu

Alex Orosz, Manager of Procurement and Payment Services, is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning of purchasing processes including e-Procurement, procurement card program, supplier relations, and vehicle, inventory, science, and fixed asset purchases. In addition to assisting with the daily and weekly accounts payable process, he also helps University departments and vendors to resolve various problems and discrepancies.

Roberta Penz
Manager of Student Accounts

412.396.5561
penzr@duq.edu

Bobbi Penz, Manager of Student Accounts, is responsible for overseeing book vouchers, collection, payment plans, refunds, and tuition. Bobbi is a member of the Retention Committee and works closely to help students overcome financial barriers to registration.

Samantha Prasky
Assistant Controller

412.396.5613
dietrichs@duq.edu

Samantha Prasky, Assistant Controller, oversees services inluding: financial information systems, student accounts, payroll and financial and tax reporting.

Internal Audit 

James Yard
Schneider Downs
Shareholder, Internal Audit
and Risk Advisory Group            

jyard@schneiderdowns.com       

Jim Yard, practice leader for Schneider Downs' Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services Department, is responsible for managing the Duquesne internal audit team and specializes in providing risk management, internal audit and internal control consulting services.