Charles O'Mara is the senior vice president of finance
and administration at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Mr.
O'Mara is responsible for all of the college's financial affairs,
including the annual operating budget; payroll; student accounts;
management information systems; campus facilities and maintenance;
purchasing and inventory; legal affairs and insurance; and the five
public restaurants on campus.
Prior to joining the CIA administration as controller in
1982, Mr. O'Mara was Assistant University Budget Director at Fairleigh
Dickenson University in Rutherford, NJ.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mr. O'Mara is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the
New Jersey State Society of CPAs, and the National Association of
College and University Business Officers. In addition, he serves as
Chairman of the Eastern Association of College and University Business
Officers (EACUBO) New York Metropolitan Area Programming Committee.
Mr. O'Mara earned his Master of Business Administration
(MBA) in accounting and taxation from Fairleigh Dickenson University in
1980 and his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from
St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania in 1977.