WHOI Waypoints: Carolyn Bunker Appointed Chief Financial Officer


Following a national search that ended in April 2002, WHOI named Carolyn Bunker as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone here with Carolyn’s breadth and depth of skills,” said WHOI President and Director Robert Gagosian.

Bunker came to the Institution in August 2000 as Executive Assistant to then-Associate Director for Finance and Administration, Paul Clemente. She served for six months as Acting Associate Director following Clemente’s departure in November 2001. Bunker brought extensive financial experience to WHOI, including successive positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Associate Bursar, Bursar, and Director of Student Financial Services. Prior to her service at MIT, she was Manager of General Accounting and then Assistant Comptroller at Boston University. Her experience also includes several positions with accounting firms in the Boston area.

Bunker did her undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in history and sociology, and she pursued graduate studies in art history and education. She later attended Bentley College, where she earned a Certificate of Accountancy with highest honors. She is a Certified Public Accountant.