Catherine “Gigi” Swartz is Interim Co-CEO, as of May 22, 2017. She was elected Chief Financial Officer for AIP in June 2013. She joined AIP as the Assistant Treasurer in 1998 and was promoted to Controller and Assistant Treasurer in 2000. She is responsible for all facets of finance and accounting for AIP and serves as the Treasurer for the American Center for Physics. She was responsible for and oversaw many AIP goal driven projects over the years including upgrades to the financial accounting system, increased internal controls and efficient policies and procedures.
Prior to joining AIP, Gigi worked for other not for profit organizations in different industries. She was Director of Finance and Administration at BPIA (Business Products Industry Association) where she was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology and Building Management. Prior to BPIA she was one of the first Mangers hired to start up a new organization, the National Dairy and Promotion Research Board.
Gigi earned her MBA in finance from The George Washington University. She graduated from the School of Management from George Mason University where she earned her B.S. in accountancy. She is a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s) and the VSCPA’s (Virginia Society of CPA’s). She also served as President for the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants and volunteers for other not for profit organizations.