Ellen Taus is the chief financial officer and treasurer for The Rockefeller Foundation. She oversees the foundation’s audit, tax, budgeting, insurance and cash management functions.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Taus was the chief financial officer of Oxford University Press USA, where she oversaw the organization’s business operations in the United States. From 1999 to 2003, Taus served as the chief financial officer for the Electronic Publishing Division of The New York Times Company after having been the company’s vice president and treasurer for three years. Earlier in her career, she worked in corporate finance for R.H. Macy & Company, and was the chief financial officer for the American Museum of the Moving Image.
A graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Taus holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia University. She currently serves on the stewardship committee of the Audubon Society of New York and is treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Comprehensive Development Inc., a New York City education organization.