Herman Gray, M.D., president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, has announced the appointment of Gloria Larkins to the position of chief financial officer. Larkins will provide financial leadership and direction for the organization’s general accounting, budget, financial analysis and financial reporting functions to support the its overall operational and budgetary decision making. In addition, Larkins will be responsible for oversight of United Way’s information technology and facilities teams to enhance overall customer service and functionality to internal and external customers.
Larkins brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, having served in several financial leadership roles including CFO, Detroit Medical Center; vice president of finance, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital and Karmanos Cancer Institute; COO OmniCare Health Plan; and CFO, Children’s Center of Wayne County. At United Way, Larkins fills the role previously held by Bridgett Feagin.
In making the announcement, Gray said, “The stewarding of individual and corporate donor dollars is and always will remain a priority for this organization as it is paramount to our ability to make a lasting impact throughout Southeast Michigan. We are thrilled that Gloria has joined the organization to lead this critical function of our work.”
Larkins received her MBA, CPA and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Detroit. She also acquired executive education by successfully completing the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Larkins’ professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. She also gives her time serving on boards where she lends her talent as treasurer for Michigan Peer Review Organization and Black Family Development Inc.
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About United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan mobilizes the caring power of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout the region. The organization is led by a diverse group of volunteers from business, labor, government, human services, education and the community. United Way provides opportunities to invest in the metropolitan Detroit community through volunteerism, advocacy and its annual campaign. United Way is a leader in convening partners to achieve positive outcomes around education, economic prosperity and health. For more information visit www.LiveUnitedSEM.org