Elissa joined the Middlebury College Budget Office in August 2013. As the Director of Budget and Financial Planning, Elissa serves as chief budget officer of Middlebury College, including the undergraduate college, graduate programs, and language programs. Elissa works in coordination with other administrative offices to develop budgetary processes and procedures for the allocation of resources to meet strategic planning goals (both short-term and long-term). Elissa and her team develop the guidelines, parameters, and procedures for budget preparation.
Prior to joining the Middlebury team, Elissa was the Executive Director of Financial Strategy for the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at Penn for almost 11 years. Elissa has also worked for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and for Boston University. Elissa has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Elissa and her two children are happy to call Middlebury home.