Marks promoted to senior executive VP and chief operating officer

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Andrea M. Marks, MBA, CPA, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Andrea M. Marks, M.B.A., CPA, has been promoted to senior executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO) of UT Health San Antonio.  Marks currently serves as vice president and chief financial officer and will assume the role of senior EVP and COO on Oct. 1 of this year upon the retirement of Michael Black, who currently holds this position.

Marks has worked at UT Health San Antonio in increasingly responsible roles since January 2000. After working at UT Austin for seven years, she began at UT Health as director of internal audit and, four years later, was promoted to assistant vice president for business affairs. In November 2010, after a national search, she was selected to serve as vice president and chief financial officer.

“Andrea’s appointment as EVP and COO is the culmination of a highly successful career marked by multiple administrative achievements in combination with a nuanced understanding of the missions of the institution,” said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio.

Marks is a San Antonio native who received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Business Administration–Healthcare degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She is a licensed certified public accountant.

The senior executive vice president and chief operating officer role is a key position within UT Health San Antonio and is vital to supporting the university’s rapidly expanding missions, Dr. Henrich said.

In her tenure as chief financial officer, Andrea has stewarded the institution through prodigious financial growth. She has been instrumental in enhancing the institutional culture of financial discipline, transparency and accountability and has capably navigated reductions in state and federal funding to preserve and improve UT Health San Antonio’s overall financial position. She has supported the institution’s critical investments in its missions of education, research and patient care, enabling the solid financial health the institution enjoys today.

Dr. Henrich extended sincere thanks to Mike Black who, in 2007, became the first person to serve in the position of EVP and COO.

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