As executive vice president, Daniel Ennis oversees Duke's administrative and financial affairs. Ennis joined Duke's leadership team in December, 2020 and has responsibility for finance and treasury, human resources, information technology, facilities, operations, Sustainable Duke, Duke Forest, Duke Campus Farm, and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Prior to this appointment, Ennis served as senior vice president for finance and administration at Johns Hopkins where he led a number of innovative initiatives to strengthen the finances of the university which resulted in significant growth in its cash and net assets. He also helped enhance the university's benefit programs through meaningful investments in child care facilities and vouchers and established birth recovery and parental leave policies.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Ennis was executive dean for administration at Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Harvard University's associate vice president for finance and financial planning, interim director of treasury management and director of budgets, financial planning and institutional research.
Ennis began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. and worked at McKinsey and Co. as a consultant, where he led a strategic review of Harvard's central administration that resulted in a number of significant organizational changes.
Ennis is a 1992 graduate of Boston College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. In 1998, he earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.