The National Football League announced today that Barbara A. Kaczynski has been named Chief Financial Officer.
Kaczynski, a 20-year veteran of corporate finance in publishing, advertising and new media, will oversee league-wide financial matters and report to NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. She takes over the position previously held by Tom Spock, who is now Executive Vice President of New Media and Enterprises.
Kaczynski most recently was CFO at Austin, Texas-based Netpliance, where she played a lead role in the company’s March 2000 Initial Public Offering. In 1999, she was Chief Operating Officer and CFO at Adsmart Corporation, a CMGI Internet advertising company, in Andover, Massachusetts.
Kaczynski’s previous experience included 10 years at Time Inc., the $5 billion publishing and entertainment subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. After joining Time Inc. in 1987 as Business Manager in the Consumer Marketing Division, Kaczynski rose through the ranks, last serving as Time Inc.’s Vice President, Finance and Controller, for her final three years with the publishing enterprise. The scope of her responsibilities included worldwide budgeting, strategic planning and financial reporting, cash management activities, risk and opportunity assessments, merger and acquisition evaluations, and executive-level financial presentations and communications.
The daughter of a former New York City Police Department detective and a native of New York City, Kaczynski obtained a full academic scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in three years from Manhattan College in 1980.
Kaczynski began her career at Price Waterhouse in New York, earned her CPA and was later recruited away by a former client, Consolidated Edison of New York. While at Con Edison, she functioned in various finance and accounting management capacities and earned an MBA at night at New York University
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