Shomaker elected to serve on Treasury Institute’s board of directors

Published: January 19, 2023

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Kelli Shomaker, Auburn’s vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer, was elected to serve on the Treasury Institute’s board of directors. The organization promotes excellence in treasury and financial management at institutions of higher education through developing educational programs and the sharing of best practices at large.

Shomaker sits on the six-person board with colleagues in similar positions who represent Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, the University of Washington and Texas State University. Board members serve terms of three years, which can be renewed.

Arriving on the Plains in 2016, Shomaker also sits on the board of the Retirement System of Alabama, the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan, Women in Public Finance Alabama Chapter and the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Alabama. She has more than 25 years of higher education senior administration experience, including serving as CFO and senior vice president for finance and administration at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, and associate vice president for operations at Texas A&M University.

Prior to higher education, Shomaker was the vice president, treasurer and controller for a publicly traded investment company and worked as an auditor for the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M and is a certified public accountant.

Shomaker has served as V-P for Business and Finance/CFO for six years at Auburn.

Shomaker serves on the Board of Control for the Retirement System of Alabama and the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. She also is a Board member of Treasury Institute for Higher Education, Women in Public Finance Alabama Chapter and the Lee County Boys and Girls Clubs.

In her spare time, she can be found playing golf or travelling. She is the mother of two grown children.

Kelli Shomaker