Sami Novaster

Senior Director, Financial, Planning & Analysis
Sami Novaster does finance and analytics work for Chicago Public Media, along with helping manage the Traffic and Ad Operations team.

Sami has helped implement several software solutions, including a new accounting system (Intacct), an expense reimbursement system (Expensify), and reporting, forecasting, and budget system (Limelight). They love making reports more efficient for people.

Sami previously worked as a public accountant at Chicago CPAs doing both small business accounting and business and personal taxes. They received a B.A. in Business Administration and Managerial Accounting from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is a registered CPA.

In their spare time, Sami enjoys many different hobbies, including rock climbing, historical martial arts, art, and more. They would also love to hear about your cats.