Job Title: CFO

Organization: Greater Houston Community Foundation

Degree(s): Bachelor of science in chemical engineering and economics and Ph.D. in chemical engineering

Certifications: CMA

Michael Pawson, Ph.D., is CFO at Greater Houston Community Foundation. He previously served as CFO at Genesys Works, Interim CFO at TUTS, CFO at the Houston Symphony, and as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company (and maintains an ongoing relationship with McKinsey). He has earned the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) designations. He has been awarded the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Leadership award and is a former board member of the Education Foundation of Harris County. Dr. Pawson holds a BS in chemical engineering and economics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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