October 3, 2011
Pharmaceutical industry executive Lori O. Carlson has been named chief financial officer for Rotary International.
Carlson will oversee all financial operations of Rotary International and its charitable arm, The Rotary Foundation, which have combined revenue exceeding $400 million and almost $1 billion in assets. Areas of responsibility include financial management, financial planning and analysis, treasury and investment, corporate reporting, accounting services, insurance, risk management and procurement.
Carlson comes to Rotary International World Headquarters with nearly 30 years of experience in treasury, financial planning and financial reporting and control, most of it with the pharmaceutical companies Hospira Inc., where she was corporate vice president and treasurer, and Abbott Laboratories, where she held several positions, including assistant treasurer and treasurer for international operations.
She replaces Peter J. DeBerge, recently promoted to deputy general secretary at Rotary.