Director of Operations
BioGail Kovach joined the staff of the Council’s finance office in 1986 as assistant to the controller and later served as assistant to the chief financial officer. In 1996 she was appointed fellowship accountant, responsible for the payment, maintenance, and taxability of all the Council’s fellowship awards while handling various other financial and administrative tasks. In July of 2000 Ms. Kovach was promoted to director of administrative services, a position that included management of the Council’s facilities, supervision of the travel office, as well as acting as staff liaison to the Council’s Executive and Investment Committees and plan administrator/fiduciary for the Council’s 403(b) retirement plans. She was promoted to director of operations in July 2010, adding supervision of the IT department to her existing responsibilities.