Usha Chaudhary

Board Member

Education

MBA, George Washington University
B.A., St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

Usha Chaudhary, who joined Nathan’s board in 2014, has extensive senior executive experience with for-profit (public and private) and nonprofit organizations. She possesses expertise in several disciplines, including finance, strategy, operations, and risk management in the financial services, news media, and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Chaudhary is chief financial officer and treasurer of The Pew Charitable Trusts. She oversees the nonprofit’s investment portfolio and supervises expenditures.

In her prior role as chief financial officer of The Washington Post, she oversaw accounting and finance functions as well as real estate administration and security. She led the execution of the company’s sale to Jeff Bezos; the development and execution of a business strategy to achieve long-term profitability; the headquarters sale and relocation; and cost reductions of more than $200 million since she joined the company in late 2008. She managed more than 175 employees and a $30 million budget.

Ms. Chaudhary was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer of the United Way of America. , where she reengineered the company’s financial management framework and led financial and operational planning for United Way Worldwide, a strategic initiative for expanding across the globe.

Before joining the United Way of America, she spent nearly 20 years at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), holding progressively more responsible positions that culminated in her role as vice president of operations and treasury in the Capital Markets Division. There she oversaw middle- and back-office functions for Freddie Mac’s $700 billion investment portfolio, including treasury, operations, risk management, internal controls and compliance, pricing, and product development.

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