Meet the Branch
The SBA’s Finance Branch is responsible for overseeing all of the SBA’s financial affairs. Specifically, Finance processes all student organizations’ and the SBA’s financial requests including reimbursement requests, deposit requests, p-card requests, contracts, and PayPal requests. Finance also maintains regular records of finances including maintenance of student organization and SBA accounts. In order to facilitate its duties and keep the SBA apprised of all financial matters, the Finance branch sets finance guidelines and procedures and makes regular reports of finances to the Executive and Legislative branches.
The Vice President of Finance (VPF) is responsible for overseeing all Finance Branch activities described above. In addition to this, the VPF serves as a liaison between student organizations and the University Finance Department for all financial matters. Throughout the year, the VPF also trains student organization leadership to properly implement the finance guidelines and procedures. Contact the VPF here.
Vice President of Finance (2018-19) – John B. Wood III
John B. Wood III is the SBA Vice President of Finance for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
John is a 3L from Columbia, MD and is a member of the Cardozo Inn. During his 2L year, He served as the Deputy Vice President of Finance. After graduation, he intends to practice in the field of Health Care Fraud and Abuse. Prior to coming to George Washington, John attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Outside of law school, John is an avid supporter of the Maryland basketball and Real Madrid F.C. He also enjoys playing countless hours of the video game FIFA.
Deputy Vice Presidents of Finance (“DVPF”)
2018-19 Deputy Vice Presidents of Finance: Vivian Anyagaligbo, Samantha Jeffers, & Sirwan Zamani
The DVPFs will act as point persons for all student organizations. In this capacity, DVPFs will assist their designated student organizations with their financial needs, including reimbursement requests, p-card requests, contracts, and PayPal requests. DVPFs will ensure that their designated student organizations utilize proper finance procedures when making their financial requests. DVPFs also assist the VPF in training student organization leadership to properly implement the finance guidelines and procedures. Find your org’s finance branch point of contact here.
2018-19 Finance Comptrollers: OPEN
This position is responsible for all bookkeeping for assigned student organizations, including any requests by student organizations to seek funding from the university student government. The Comptroller will assist the VPF in his/her duties in processing disbursements to student organizations.