Vice President for Finance and Business Operations, Retired
Appointed 2006 and until her retirement in 2015, Ms. King initiated the transformation of business operations, information technology, finance and research administration while developing a culture of high performance across these areas. The goal of these efforts was to strengthen Yale’s strategic and analytical approach to financial management and to continuously improve operations in finance, procurement and research administration while delivering enhanced service to the Yale community. As a member of the Labor-Management Policy Board, Ms. King also had integral role in moving forward a positive and productive partnership with Yale’s unions. Before joining Yale, Ms. King spent the majority of her career at PepsiCo, where she worked in various capacities in several different operating divisions. Her last position was President of PepsiCo Shared Services, Global Chief Information Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer. Her efforts were instrumental in initiating a transformation of PepsiCo from a highly decentralized company into one that shares business processes and IT systems across its divisions.
Before joining PepsiCo in 1982, she was a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse. From 1994 to 1998, she was president of a consulting firm in Texas, providing management and operations advice to several major companies. She returned to PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division in 1998, first as Vice President of Field Finance and later as Vice President and General Manager of the Club Channel, before joining PepsiCo corporate.
Ms. King has significant Board experience both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She was a director on the boards of ElkCorp (Dallas, TX) and Ignite Restaurant Group (Houston, TX) prior to the sale of those companies. She was on several Yale affiliated boards during her tenure at the University including, the Yale Investment Committee, The Yale Press and the British Art Museum.
In the Dallas community she has served on the boards of Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano and the University of Dallas. She is currently a director at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX , Catholic Charities of Dallas and as a trustee at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Ms. King earned a B.S. in psychology from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. in accounting and finance from Cornell University.