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Gayatri Saxena

Director of Finance

Gayatri Saxena joined Dumbarton Oaks as Director of Finance in 2014. In this role, she advises on strategic policy, manages cash flows, strategizes long-term sustainability of the endowment in relation to the mission of Dumbarton Oaks, and maintains responsibility for the preparation and management of budget and forecast. She works to ensure that accounting principles are followed and that the organization acts in accordance with financial best practices. The Finance Department, which she oversees, handles day-to-day transactional accounting for the organization. During her tenure at Dumbarton Oaks, Saxena has led improvement initiatives, increasing the efficiency of processes within the department.

Prior to her arrival at Dumbarton Oaks, Saxena worked as controller for the NBC Sports Network. She has a background in the humanities, sciences, and finance, having received her BA in English literature from the University of Delhi, an MS in communication research from the University of the Philippines, and an MS in international relations from Rutgers University. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and completed the necessary coursework for this certification at Columbus State Community College.