Staff Listing

Accounts Payable and Travel

Tracy Wood

Tracy Wood

  • Sr. Administrative Aide
  • Accounts Payable

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Purchase Order Invoices
  • Reallocation of Expenditures
  • Budget Transfers
Lori Suino

Lori Suino

  • Administrative Aide
  • Accounts Payable

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Receives Documents Faxed to 487-2119
  • Distributes Accounts Payable Checks
Samantha Aten

Samantha Aten

  • Senior Office Assistant
  • Accounts Payable

Specialties/ Areas of Responsibility

  • Concur
  • Travel Expense Reports
  • Business Meal Expense Reports
Michelle Stromer

Michelle Stromer

  • Senior Office Assistant
  • Accounts Payable

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Blanet Order Invoices
  • Check Requests

Accounts Receivable

Jennifer Laitala

Jennifer Laitala

  • Director of Accounts Receivable

Areas of Responsibility

  • Overseeing and directing student accounts
  • Managing the cashier's office
  • Assessing tuition/fees
  • Generating student billings
  • Communicating with students/parents regarding student bills
Beth Taylor

Beth Taylor

  • Asst Dir Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Receivable

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Collections
  • Perkins and Tech Aid Loans
  • Payment Plans
Amy Olson

Amy Olson

  • Sr. Administrative Aide
  • Accounts Receivable

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Perkins and Tech Aid Loans
  • Graduate Student Support

Administration

  • Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Treasurer, Michigan Tech Fund

Specialties

  • Bond issuance and compliance
  • Treasury Management
  • Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A) and Fringe Benefit rate proposal submissions and negotiations
  • Utilizes LEAN/continuous improvement principles and tools for process improvement initiatives

About Julie

  • For the first 20 plus years of Julie’s career at Michigan Tech was in research administration, where she was provided the opportunity to participate in providing administrative and compliance guidance to the dedicated faculty and staff regarding post award and pre-award activities. During her time in research administration Julie has participated in: a 4-year national pilot program to implement a new certification of payroll expenses, which resulted in revisions to federal grant and contract regulations to allow universities across the nation to implement project payroll certifications to document time charged federal grants and contract; the Lean Facilitator training program and was an early adopter of the Lean principles and methods; the finance software conversion; the development of Universities first Disclosure Statement, a federal requirement to document the accounting system for direct and indirect costs on externally funded research. Seppala is a native of the Copper Country and when not working, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and friends.
Kim Codere

Kim Codere

  • Executive Assistant

Budget and Planning Office

  • Director of Budget and Financial Planning
Damon Huotari

Damon Huotari

  • Manager of Budget & Planning - IT
Katie Lucca

Katie Lucca

  • Manager of Budget & Planning - Auxiliary Services

Controller's Office

Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin

  • Executive Director of Financial Services & Operations and Controller
  • Controller's Office
Christopher Stancher

Christopher Stancher

  • Associate Controller
  • Controller's Office

Financial Information Systems

Joan Hoffman

Joan Hoffman

  • Manager of Financial Information Systems
  • Financial Information Systems

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Banner Finance and Reporting
  • Perceptive Content (ImageNow) Finance Documents
Anna Keranen

Anna Keranen

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Financial Information Systems

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • Access to Finance information
  • FSO website maintenance

General and Auxiliary Accounting

Susan Laajala

Susan Laajala

  • Director of General and Auxiliary Accounting
  • General and Auxiliary Accounting

Specialties/Areas of Responsibility

  • General and Designated Funds
  • Use Fees

Michigan Tech Fund

Suzanne Morin

Suzanne Morin

  • Executive Director of Financial Services & Operations and Controller
  • Controller's Office
Gisele Colarossi

Gisele Colarossi

  • Director, Michigan Tech Fund Accounting
Laurie Buschell

Laurie Buschell

  • Sr. Administrative Aide

Property, Plant Fund and Tax Accounting

Traci Bishop

Traci Bishop

  • Manager of Property, Plant, & Tax Accounting
  • Property, Plant Fund and Tax Accounting

Specialties/ Areas of Responsibility

  • Tax Forms 990, 990-T, 1099, 1042-S, W-8, W-9, 8233, Canadian Tax Certificates
  • Income Tax Treaties
  • Taxable International Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Plant Fund
  • Management of Bond Debt Services
Matthew Vertin

Matthew Vertin

  • Senior Accountant
  • Property, Plant Fund and Tax Accounting

Specialties/ Areas of Responsibility

  • Equipment Coordinator Training
  • Annual Equipment Inventory
  • Fabrication Accounting
  • Surplus Property Sales and Donations
  • Government and Sponsored Equipment Compliance
  • Plant Fund Assistance
Molly Wilks

Molly Wilks

  • Senior Office Assistant
  • Property, Plant Fund and Tax Accounting

Specialties/ Areas of Responsibility

  • Fixed asset database
  • Capital equipment tagging process
  • Equipment transfers

Purchasing/Risk Management and Compliance

Danielle Cyrus

Danielle Cyrus

  • Director of Purchasing & Insurance Programs
  • Purchasing
Drew Randell

Drew Randell

  • Senior Buyer
  • Purchasing
Amber Tuttle

Amber Tuttle

  • Administrative Aide
  • Purchasing

Student Billing/Cashiers

Jennifer Laitala

Jennifer Laitala

  • Director of Accounts Receivable

Areas of Responsibility

  • Overseeing and directing student accounts
  • Managing the cashier's office
  • Assessing tuition/fees
  • Generating student billings
  • Communicating with students/parents regarding student bills
Heidi Schaaf

Heidi Schaaf

  • Sr. Administrative Aide
  • Provide administrative and customer service support for the Student Financial Services Center
  • Receive and process student tuition, rent, health insurance, and scholarship payments
  • Process Enrollment Deposits for prospective students
  • Process MTU Department Deposits, Accounts Receivable, and Sponsored Project Payments
  • Payment Plan enrollment and processing
Aren Hoover

Aren Hoover

  • Senior Office Assistant
  • Provide administrative and customer service support for the Student Financial Services Center
  • Receive and process student tuition, rent, health insurance, and scholarship payments
  • Process Enrollment Deposits for prospective students
  • Process MTU Department Deposits, Accounts Receivable, and Sponsored Project Payments
  • Payment Plan enrollment and processing
Samantha Hoover

Samantha Hoover

  • Senior Office Assistant
  • Provide administrative and customer service support for the Student Financial Services Center
  • Receive and process student tuition, rent, health insurance, and scholarship payments
  • Process Enrollment Deposits for prospective students
  • Process MTU Department Deposits, Accounts Receivable, and Sponsored Project Payments
  • Payment Plan enrollment and processing