October 8, 2010
Elisha Finney (BBA ’83) was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer of Varian Medical Systems in 1999. Today, she is responsible for directing corporate accounting, corporate communications and investor relations, internal audit, regulatory affairs, risk management, tax and treasury, business development, and corporate information systems. Varian Medical, of Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer with radiation. The company’s 2009 revenues totaled $2.2 billion. Finney was named Terry’s Risk Management and Insurance Alumna of the Year in 2005 and was named to the Terry Dean’s Advisory Council this past year. She has served on the board of Thoratec since 2007. She is a volunteer co-chair for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and serves on the Community Advisory Board of El Camino Women’s Hospital.