Amye Kim, former director of capital budget and debt at Princeton University, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for finance and treasurer at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Amy B. Kweskin, executive vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer.
Kim, who joined the university Jan. 17, succeeds Mark Amiri, who is retiring at the end of the month after five years as Washington University’s treasurer and a more than 35-year career in various finance roles across the country.
“I want to thank Mark for his leadership and support. Over the last five years, Mark has been a strategic partner supporting the university’s financing needs for various projects, including the east end project on the Danforth Campus and the neuroscience research building at the Medical Campus,” Kweskin said. “He has worked to ensure the university efficiently used its liquidity resources, especially during the pandemic. We will miss Mark and wish him the best in this next phase.
“In Amye Kim, we were able to recruit a talented and dedicated treasury leader to the university,” Kweskin said. “Amye’s prior experiences in higher education and investment banking will serve us well as we move forward with the university’s strategic plan and build upon our strong financial position.”
Kim will be responsible for the strategic oversight of the university’s treasury management activities, which entail safeguarding and effectively stewarding the university’s financial resources. She will direct the offices of Treasury Management, Insurance and Risk Management, and Student and Parent Loan programs.
In her Princeton position, Kim was responsible for leading the capital planning and financing team and managing the financial aspects of the university’s long-range capital plans and programs, long-term debt portfolio, short-term borrowing program, and parent and unique loan programs.
Prior to Princeton, Kim worked in investment banking where she structured and executed financings for institutions across a variety of specialty areas. She earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Brandeis University and a graduate degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Amiri joined Washington University as associate vice chancellor for finance and treasurer in 2016 after serving as vice president for finance and chief investment officer at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, the largest nonprofit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States.
He previously served as vice president and treasurer at Baylor Health Care System, also in Dallas, and prior to that worked for St. Louis-based Ascension Health for nearly 30 years.