Ari Kaufman is the Assistant Director of Project and Compliance Management in the Office of the Registrar at Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory at Berklee. With over 20 years of experience in the Office of the Registrar, Ari has a strong customer service focus while providing expertise in the areas of compliance, querying, reporting, registration, systems troubleshooting, curriculum management, and degree audit. Ari is a Past President and former Treasurer and Archivist/Parliamentarian of NEACRAO. He is the incoming Vice President for Finance for AACRAO and has served AACRAO in various capacities including Member-at-Large for the AACRAO Board’s Audit, Investment and Finance Committee, Chair of the AACRAO Staff and Professional Development Committee, Chair of the State and Regional Relations Committee, and Group VII coordinator for the Annual Meeting Program Committee. He has written for AACRAO’s College and University (C&U) quarterly journal on the topic of student data security. Prior to his career in higher education administration, he worked as a CPA in the audit function at Ernst & Young and also taught financial accounting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. An undergraduate music major, he enjoys playing the piano as well as taking the occasional course at Berklee.