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Shedd VP of Finances, Jay Schommer, stands before the historic bronze doors of Shedd.

Jay Schommer

Vice President of Finances and Controller

Jay Schommer is responsible for financial reporting, budget and forecast, audit and tax, cash management and bank compliance.


B.B.A., accounting; B.B.A., management information systems, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

““I love the opportunity to bring financial acumen and principled business practices to a historic and respected Chicago institution.””

Jay Schommer focuses on providing support to Shedd departments that are tasked with caring for the animals and providing an amazing experience for our guests. He assisted with implementing a new data structure for tracking and reporting revenue as well as completed solicitation registration compliance in all 50 states.

Before coming to Shedd, Schommer was the CFO at Chicago Children’s Museum. He started his career as an auditor at Deloitte and spent time at Accenture and SmithBucklin Corporation. He’s a certified public accountant and a member of the CFO Roundtable.