Leading Finance Executive joins National 4‑H Council as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Industry veteran recognized for strategic vision and effective financial and risk management
Chevy Chase, MD (July 2, 2020) – National 4 H Council is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Gary Tang, CFA.
As a senior member of Council’s Executive Team, Tang will be responsible for the development and implementation of financial and operational plans to support National 4‑H Council. In doing so, he will partner with the CEO and senior management to provide financial leadership and support strategic decision making. Tang will also work with the CEO and Board to oversee all financial matters, and will lead the development of policies, guidelines and procedures for effective financial and risk management.
Prior to joining Council, Tang served as Chief Financial and Risk Officer with The American College of Financial Services. His portfolio of experience also includes senior finance positions as an entrepreneur at an EV manufacturer and investment role at Fannie Mae.
“Gary is an experienced executive with a collaborative leadership style and a proven track record of strategic vision, a forward-thinking approach, focused execution and effective management of multi-disciplinary teams,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4 H Council. “We believe that his impressive reputation for achieving results makes him the ideal person to contribute to our ongoing success as the national non-profit partner to Cooperative Extension’s 4‑H program.”
“4‑H is focused on closing the opportunity gap for all young people through positive youth development,” said Tang. “It’s an honor for me to support this important work and the mission of National 4‑H Council and Cooperative Extension’s 4‑H program. I am excited to be a part of a great team contributing to 4‑H’s mission and growth.”
Gary Tang, CFA
Tang has over 20 years of broad leadership experience in capital markets, investment management, business operations, risk management and international business. Before joining 4‑H, Gary was the Chief Financial and Risk Officer at The American College of Financial Services, where he partnered with the CEO and executive team to provide financial leadership and implement transformational strategies. Previously Gary worked at Fannie Mae, Ocwen Financial Corp and an electric vehicle manufacturer start-up.
Gary received his MBA in Finance with honors from the University of Miami, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Gary is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.
4 H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4 H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4 H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3,000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4 H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4 H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.