NEWS Eric Anyah hired as new CFO at MFAH

Eric O. Anyah has been named the new chief finanacial officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Anyah comes to the museum from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was most recently executive vice president and CFO. Anyah directed the strategic financial planning for the Art Institute’s museum and school, including oversight of $900 million in endowment and pension funds. He also oversaw the financial management of the Art Institute’s recent, more than $400 million, capital campaign.

Anyah, 45, was born in Nigeria. He came to the United States to study at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a bachelor of arts degree in art history and architecture, and a master of science degree in accounting. Anyah joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 as vice president of Budget, Financial and Strategic Planning, following positions in finance and budget with, among other organizations, the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, the University of Chicago and the U.S. offices of software-solutions company Pindar Systems. While at the Art Institute, Anyah led the development of institute-wide capital and operating budgets, as well as accounting and control systems, treasury functions, risk management and compliance and strategic sourcing.

Anyah begins his new role in October 2013. He succeeds Gwendolyn H. Goffe, who retired in June after 25 years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

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