Patrick Fitzgerald, former assistant controller for cost analysis at Cornell University, has joined MIT as director of cost analysis. Thomas E. Mullen has also been promoted from assistant comptroller for cost development to director of federal cost studies in the Office of Cost Analysis. The announcements were made by Glenn Strehle, vice president for finance and treasurer.
Mr. Fitzgerald succeeds the retired John O'Sullivan, who handled most of the Institute's indirect-cost negotiation activities for many years. Mr. Fitz-gerald supported the indirect-cost activities at Cornell for nine years after a 12-year career in industry.
He holds the BBA in business management from St. John Fisher College and the MBA in general management from Syracuse. Mr. Fitzgerald will direct the Office of Cost Analysis, which now reports to the director of sponsored programs.
Mr. Mullen will have primary responsibility for the construction of the indirect-cost proposal, the employee benefit proposal and related pension issues, and he will act as liaison with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Office of Naval Research.
"With the addition of Mr. Fitzgerald and the promotion of Mr. Mullen, MIT has established a cost analysis unit with outstanding knowledge and experience," said Julie Norris, director of sponsored programs. "We look forward to their interaction with the MIT community."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 9, 1997.