May 12, 2021 5:00 PM

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Author: Ashlee Harrison

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Kevin Cheney, MBA, CPA

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) has named Kevin Cheney, MBA, CPA, as its executive director of finance and administration.

In this role, Cheney will serve as an executive leader with responsibility for HCI’s research finances and administrative units. He will work closely with HCI leaders across the cancer center’s research, clinical care, and education missions to evaluate the financial feasibility, vitality, and sustainability of ongoing operations and proposed new initiatives. Cheney will also continue to oversee budgets and financial analysis for HCI’s cancer hospital and clinical programs.

Cheney has served at HCI for 21 years in roles with progressive responsibility for financial leadership, budgeting, internal controls, purchasing, payroll, and other areas.

“I have had the privilege of working closely with Kevin on a variety of projects across the Huntsman Cancer Institute research and clinical missions for many years, and he is a wealth of knowledge in addition to being an extraordinary financial leader and person of complete integrity,” said Mary Beckerle, PhD, HCI CEO.

Cheney received his bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in finance from Westminster College and earned a master of business administration from the University of Utah, where he was named outstanding scholar of his program. The HCI executive director of finance and administration position was previously held by Scott Lloyd, MBA, CPA, as a dual role alongside an appointment as chief transformation officer. Lloyd will remain at HCI and will now focus his full efforts on the cancer center’s transformation portfolio.

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. Huntsman Cancer Institute provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. It is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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