Virginia Szymanowski

Chief of Staff, FIRST

As Chief of Staff, Ginny Szymanowski provides managerial support to all members of Senior Management, as well as having responsibility for business planning and policy development. Prior to serving in this role, Szymanowski was a member of the FIRST Finance Department for four years specializing in Financial Planning and Compliance.

Szymanowski has worked in financial management and planning in the not-for-profit sector for 20 years, including work for a state-wide historical society, a Federal Health Center, a fine art museum, and a social services agency. Like FIRST, these organizations strive for the betterment of children, which has become Szymanowski ’s life work. Prior to entering the not-for-profit world, Szymanowski worked in finance for a multi-national manufacturer of optical devices, and as an auditor for a major accounting firm.

Szymanowski holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, an MBA from Babson College, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College.