Rosalind P. Danner, CPA
EPMO, Vice President-Finance and Business Management
McGraw Hill Financial, New York, N.Y.
Rosalind P. Danner has always been adept at numbers, and so it is no surprise that she has had a successful career in finance, spanning nearly 30 years, at RJR Nabisco Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank, American Hoechst, Arthur Andersen & Co. and other prominent companies. She now serves as vice president, finance and business management and corporate information management, at McGraw Hill Financial, responsible for technology portfolio, investment and business management, and technology governance and internal controls. “I have the opportunity to see the big picture, meaning that I get to see how the company sets its strategies and then progresses to achieve their goals,” Danner says.
One of the biggest challenges she continues to face, however, is effectively providing opportunities for as many diverse candidates as possible. She hopes to leverage her tenure as the current president of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA) to expand those opportunities.
A certified public accountant in the state of New Jersey, Danner holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Upsala College and an executive master’s in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award recipient, was named NABA-NY’s Professional Member of the Year, and in 2013 garnered McGraw Hill’s Donald Rubin Award for outstanding commitment accomplishment and leadership.
As an alternative career she would choose cooking. “I love to cook. Cooking helps me reduce stress and be creative,” she says. And, if she could advise her 21-year-old self, she would emphasize “balance.”
“Women generally take on significant roles at home. And many times work twice as hard to prove their worth within an organization and forget about themselves,” she would say. “Be sure to have hobbies and interests. Try to enjoy life and appreciate the gifts of friends and family!”