Madeline Apollo is the Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, who works to preserve the history of chemistry and technology, by studying the past in order to understand the present and inform the future. In her position, Madeline guides the operation by leading the finance, information technology, human resources, and facilities functions as they operate the Museum, Library, Research Institute and Conference Center.
Prior to her time at CHF, Madeline served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Pennsylvania Ballet for five years. Madeline joined this prestigious arts organization at a time when it was struggling to survive. Under her leadership, the Ballet experienced record ticket sales and a secure financial position. In her nineteen years with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Madeline held a number of key leadership roles culminating in Chief Financial Officer. She was responsible for the management of the original $500 million construction project through its evolution into a premier meeting facility and, later its $800 million expansion. Both projects were completed on time and on budget. A native New Yorker, Madeline began her career at major corporations including CBS Records, Chiquita Brands International, and Revlon Inc.
A longtime champion of the arts, Madeline has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Avenue of the Arts, Inc., Reading Terminal Market Corporation and the Mendelssohn Club.
Madeline holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Madeline enjoys spending time with her daughters who both reside in Manhattan. Madeline and her husband split their time between residences in South Jersey and Philadelphia.