Kathy Bosak to Join the Optical Society as Chief Financial Officer


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Kathy Bosak to Join the Optical Society as Chief Financial Officer

WASHINGTON, April 21—The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Kathy Bosak will join the staff as chief financial officer (CFO) this month.  As CFO, Bosak will oversee OSA's financial operations.

Kathy BosakSpecifically, Bosak will be responsible for financial planning and analysis, internal controls and financial policies, budgeting, and forecasting for OSA and the OSA Foundation. In collaboration with the deputy executive director and chief operating officer (COO), Bosak will develop budgets and long-term financial plans in support of the strategic goals and vision of the OSA Board of Directors and CEO.

"With Kathy's past experience in the global financial sector, she is poised to provide fresh strategic insights to OSA as we grow our programs and initiatives on a worldwide scale," said Gerard Zack, OSA deputy executive director and COO. "Considering this experience, as well as her professional skill set, I am confident Kathy will provide OSA with strong financial leadership and play a critical role in the continued success of the society."

Bosak's career spans more than 25 years in financial services. Most recently, she was with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) serving as controller for Baghdad and Kabul satellite operations and working on finance policies and procedures for USIP. Prior to that position, Bosak served as controller for the Brookings Institution, where she worked on bond compliance, reporting, and internal controls. From 1992-2007, Bosak was CFO at the National Association of Counties (NACo), where she directed finance, administration and personnel for NACo, its charitable research foundation, two for-profit subsidiaries and a joint venture partnership. Prior to that, Bosak was director of finance and administration at the North American Telecommunication Association, and served in the United States Air Force. Bosak is a CPA and received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of Maryland, University College.

About OSA
Uniting more than 106,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.