By Autumn Mott
For Andrew Morgan ’13, learning to effectively manage finances and people began when he first became a student government officer as a sophomore at Union College. He built those skills into a career that in just three years has led him to the role of assistant vice president of finance at Florida Hospital Tampa.
Morgan started his career as a finance resident for the West Florida Division. It was a new market that Adventist Health System had acquired, consisting of nine hospitals. “It was a huge educational experience,” he said. “I had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time in each of the departments that would ultimately report to the CFO of the hospital.” He was a finance resident for a year and a half.
From there, Morgan was promoted to a finance manager position at Florida Hospital Tampa, which is the largest facility in the West Florida Division with 529 beds. “That role was primarily focused on working with leaders to help manage their expenses,” said Morgan. “I also led the overall annual budget process.”
In summer 2016, Morgan became financial director, and then in March 2017 he was promoted to assistant vice president of finance at Florida Hospital Tampa.
When asked why he pursued a degree in finance, his reply was simple, “I have always been good at math, so I figured finance was a good emphasis with a business degree.” During his time at Union, Morgan worked as financial vice president for Associated Student Body (ASB), Union’s student government, and as treasurer for his class.
Morgan appreciates the involvement that Union encouraged. “At Union I had the opportunity to be involved in quite a few things within the Division of Business and Computer Science, as well as in ASB and clubs,” he said. “I believe the biggest benefit of my time on ASB was learning how to effectively work in a cross-functional team environment. One of the great things about ASB is that it brings together folks from a variety of different majors and backgrounds to collaborate on a specific goal of carrying out an awesome event or producing an insightful Clocktower issue. Those teamwork elements were highly transferable into my current role as I work with team members from many different disciplines (clinical, operational, development, etc.) to create solutions and better meet the needs of our patients.”