COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Lauren Hagan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She begins her role at CML on Wednesday, Jan 3.
As CFO, Hagan will report to the library’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and be responsible for providing visionary leadership to the library’s Finance, Property Management and 2020 Vision Plan teams and serve on CML’s Executive Leadership Team.
“Lauren’s experience is far-reaching, as is her passion for serving her community,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “We know she will bring this breadth of expertise to her role at CML and we look forward to the further success she’ll bring to our financial management.”
Hagan, a certified public account licensed and registered in Illinois, received her Master of Science in Accountancy from Loyola University Chicago, which is where she currently serves as Senior Associate Vice President and Controller. She is a Hilliard native.
CML’s previous CFO, Paula Miller, retires later this month.
Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.
CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.