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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

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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 plan.”

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 Institute of America. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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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, 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 Singapore.

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