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Software Engineering Institute Announces New CFO

Software Engineering Institute Announces New CFO
Press Release

September 11, 2018—The Software Engineering Institute today announced the hiring of a new chief financial officer.

Heidi S. Magnelia is responsible for financial, business, facilities, and central administrative services. She has more than 30 years of experience as a financial professional, with previous experience in government-funded research, consulting, and commercial organizations.

“We’re glad to welcome Heidi to the SEI,” said Paul Nielsen, SEI director and CEO. “Her experience as a financial manager at government-funded research organizations means she has a deep understanding of our mission to provide technology solutions to support national defense.”

Magnelia replaces Peter Menniti, who retired in January.

Prior to joining the SEI, she served in a number of fiscal roles at MITRE Corp. in McLean, Va., including Intel finance business partner, audit and compliance manager, and corporate accounting manager. Magnelia also served as a senior financial manager with Booz Allen Hamilton and group controller with SAIC. She has additional prior experience in Department of Defense-sponsored FFRDCs as controller, assistant treasurer, and director of business services at the Center for Naval Analyses in Arlington, Va.

“As a Pittsburgh native, I’m glad to be able to return home and to make my contribution to both Carnegie Mellon University, a global leader in technology research and education, and the Software Engineering Institute, which makes critical contributions to national security through its research in software engineering and cybersecurity,” said Magnelia.

Magnelia is a certified public accountant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.