NYSCI, New York’s interactive center for science, has appointed Shih-Chang Lu as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective April 3.
Lu has more than 20 years of finance and business experience. Prior to joining NYSCI, Lu was director of finance at the Population Council, an international nonprofit organization that conducts research to address health and development issues. During his time at the Population Council, Lu helped to manage the finances of the $100 million organization and directed the launch of their global interim and annual budgeting process.
Prior to his role at the Population Council, Lu was director of financial analysis and budget at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His career also includes positions at Sirius Satellite Radio, Readers Digest, Book-of-the-Month Club and MetLife.
A resident of Flushing, Queens, Lu has a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
“Shih-Chang’s financial experience and nonprofit background make him particularly adept at leading the financial administration of an organization like NYSCI,” said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. “He has directed the financial departments of two large nonprofit organizations and I am confident that he will prove to be a valuable addition to the NYSCI community.”
The CFO is an important part of NYSCI’s executive team. The CFO oversees a department with 10 employees and is responsible for setting the organization’s annual budget.