The Culinary Institute of America Appoints VP of Strategy
Rose S. Wang Joins
CIA with More Than 20 Years of Experience in Finance and Strategy
Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America has appointed Rose S. Wang as the college’s vice president of strategy. Ms.
Wang joined the world’s premier
culinary college on February 3 after serving as the chief financial officer
of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center to Advance Palliative Care in
New York City since 2013.
Before taking her position at Mount Sinai, she was managing
director of Carat Companies, a Princeton, NJ-based consulting firm to
non-profit organizations, and division CFO of beverages for the Campbell Soup
Company in Camden, NJ. Prior to that she held several financial and strategic
planning positions with Avon Products, Inc. and Citibank N.A., including
executive director of business planning, director of international finance and
operations, and director of finance and corporate development.
As vice president of strategy at the CIA, Ms. Wang is
responsible for coordinating and implementing visionary and leadership
strategies pertaining to marketing and economic development of the not-for-profit college and its brand. She
will work closely with the rest of the CIA’s leadership to develop and
implement programs to help the CIA achieve its goals and mission.
“It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Rose Wang
to my cabinet as vice president of strategy,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “Rose brings
a wealth of experience in business planning, operational strategy, and
financial management in leading not-for-profit, higher education, and corporate
environments. In this position, she will use her impressive background and
expertise to effectively lead the development of the college’s next strategic
Rose Wang holds a Master of Business Administration in
finance from the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
in Philadelphia, where she was the winner of the AT&T Investment Challenge.
Ms. Wang earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics and computer science,
graduating cum laude from Smith
College in Northampton, MA. She has won awards for excellence at both
Campbell’s and Avon.
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Rose Wang, vice president of strategy at The Culinary
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent,
not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in
culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary science, and applied food
studies, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage
studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought
leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world
cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network
of 47,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy
Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also
offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting
services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry.
The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and
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