As Vice President for Finance, Rachel Satterfield oversees an array of financial and operational functions, including the accounting, reporting, procurement, real estate, administrative systems, research costing and compliance, and controller's functions. She also serves as an administrative liaison to the Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees. She assumed this role in October 2020.
Satterfield has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance within higher education. Prior to joining Duke in May 2001, she was an audit manager at KPMG LLP, responsible for auditing a number of private higher education institutions including Duke, Wake Forest and Davidson College, among others. Satterfield earned her bachelor's of business administration and master's of accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.