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James Grate
Position: Associate Athletics Director

James Grate joined Columbia's athletics program in May 2011 as an Associate Athletics Director for Budget and Planning/Chief Financial Officer. 

Grate, who has worked for Columbia in various financial reporting roles since 2003, joined the athletics program after three-and-a-half years as a senior financial analyst at Columbia University Medical Center, in the office of the Dean of The College of Physicians and Surgeons.
 
A professional with years of progressively comprehensive financial responsibilities, Grate has also worked in the Columbia University Office of Management and Budget, the financial firm Dreyfus and the accounting consultancy Geller & Company.
 
A true Columbian, Grate earned his B.A. from Columbia College in Economics in 1996.