Ellen Beatty

Ellen Beatty is the chief financial officer and executive vice president leading the finance and administration department for NORC at the University of Chicago.

Beatty oversees NORC’s Finance, Accounting, Contracts & Grants, Human Resources, Facilities Management, and Procurement departments. She serves on NORC’s executive council, acting as a liaison between project teams and the Board of Trustees to oversee alignment between the company’s mission, vision, and strategy.

Beatty joined NORC from The Aerospace Corporation, a $1 billion nonprofit that operates a federally funded research and development center, where she served as vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer. Prior to joining Aerospace in 2008, Beatty led financial planning and capital investment processes at TXU Energy.

Beatty is a CPA with an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and is currently the Booth school’s advisory board co-chair. She has been a member of Financial Executives International for more than 20 years, and was chosen as the 2001 American Marshall Memorial Fellow for her professional accomplishments and leadership.