Katie Cornell

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Katie Cornell is Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor’s Lead Financial Analyst – Accountant, partnering closely with the Controller to conduct financial analysis for the organization and external stakeholders, manage and execute finance and accounting special projects, oversee all general ledger activity and transactions for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and its clients, and ensure that all accounting and finance functions remain in compliance with applicable laws and standards, internal policies and procedures, and donor/sponsor policies and procedures.

Katie brings 10 years of finance and accounting experience to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. At the start of her career, Katie spent over 3 years in investment banking, first as an analyst at Moelis & Company, then as an associate and senior associate at Deloitte Corporate Finance. Katie was then driven to bring her skills to the not-for-profit sector and spent nearly 6 years in various finance and accounting roles within Marymount Manhattan College’s Business Office. Katie is excited to continue to serve in the not-for-profit sector for an organization with a wider philanthropic lens encompassing an array of global issues.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from the University of Georgia. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington and continues to occasionally provide services to individuals that have sustained an acquired brain injury or have been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. When Katie isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, learning, and spending time outdoors with her family. In a past life, Katie also practiced aerial dance, sang in early music ensembles, and recorded a metal album.

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