Award Management Team FAQ
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Award Management Team (AMT) Directory
Role Name/Profile Phone Number Assistant Director Nicholas Petersen 480-727-9458 Leopoldo Soril 480-965-1413 Laura Roberts 480-727-4627 Team 1 Team Lead Pamela Chapman 480-727-8399 Service Liaison - Biodesign Travis Laux 480-965-8677 Service Liaison Nnedi (Gifty) Ulinwa 480-727-7552 Award Setup* & Award Change Andrew Touvannas 480-727-7462 Award Change * Jeremy Stewart 480-965-6237 Award Change Sarah Nystrom Fiscal Reporting * Travis Laux 480-965-8677 Fiscal Reporting Vibhore Kumar Fiscal Reporting Mikayla Gerdes 480-965-7340 Team 2 Team Lead Tara Jenkins 480-727-5477 Service Liaison Mirna Mun 480-727-7342 Subaward Invoicing - All Teams Jennifer Honey 480-965-5699 Award Set Up* Corey Canto 480-965-4316 Award Change* Lisa Wirth 480-965-3560 Award Setup & Award Change Shana Tobkin Award Setup & Award Change Taryn Landis Fiscal Reporting* Tina DiGregorio 480-727-3969 Fiscal Reporting Ryan Wadding Fiscal Reporting Michael Satre 480-965-1413 Team 3 Team Lead Neils Dutken 480-727-1159 Service Liaison Deborah Taylor 480-727-5684 Award Setup Martin Herrera 480-965-7202 Award Monitoring - All Teams* Lynn (Joanna) Golden 480-965-9875 Award Change* Kaye Leith Award Change Tamara Wells 480-965-6496 Fiscal Reporting* Drew Davis 480-965-0636 Fiscal Reporting Tina LeFlore 480-965-4738
AMT is your partner in financial management of external funding for university research and sponsored activities. Together, with the units, we manage approximately 3700 accounts and 2400 awards which exceed $1.62B.
Our Customer Service Liaisons are the focal point for customer problems, questions or concerns. They take the lead on an item to resolution and/or coordinate with the appropriate team member to provide timely and accurate answers for customers while other members of our team provide support to post-award RA staff and Business Operations Managers by filling the following roles
Award Set Up
Verify award documents and establish accounts for all awards
Review/obtain ASU internal approvals (i.e. PI approvals) and sponsor approvals for award modifications
Review/approve Workday tasks ensuring transactions are being treated consistently and in line with ASU/sponsor requirements
Complete all sponsor requires invoices and financial reports
HOW DO WE DO IT?
There are 30 employees plus 8 students who work together in AMT. The AMT team is comprised of a lead, a customer service liaison, and up to 6 additional team members each with specific roles which they specialize in.
HOW DO I CONTACT MY CUSTOMER SERVICE LIAISON?
Begin by looking up your unit in Who Can Help me? You will see noted an AMT customer service liaison - click on their hyperlinked name to send them an email.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HEAR FROM A CUSTOMER SERVICE LIAISON?
WHAT IF I CAN'T WAIT 48 HOURS?
HOW DO I DETERMINE THE TEAM LEAD?
WHAT IF I NEED TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN A ROLE OTHER THAN THE CUSTOMER SERVICE LIAISON OR TEAM LEAD?
Use the directory at the top of this page to locate the individual responsible for the action you are currently taking - whether for a new award that needs to be established, a change that needs to be made, for account monitoring, or fiscal reporting.
THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PERSON LISTED FOR THE SAME ROLE ON MY ASSIGNED TEAM. SHOULD I CONTACT BOTH?
No. You should contact the person for that role listed with an *. Contacting more than one individual with the same role may lead to confusion and/or duplication of work.
I NEED SOMETHING SIGNED TODAY AND MY LIAISON AND TEAM LEAD ARE NOT AVAILABLE, NOW WHAT?
Contact the AMT Assistant Director. His contact information is in the directory located at the top of this page.
THERE WAS AN ERROR MADE BY AMT, WHO CAN I CONTACT TO HAVE IT FIXED?
Please contact the team lead.
BEST PRACTICES WHEN WORKING WITH AMT:
Setup regular check-ins with your Service Liaison to review rush requests and address general questions.
Track the status of Award Change Requests and Award Modifications using your 'My Inbox' Dashboard in ERA.
Include the ERA AWD number in email communication sent to AMT.
Complete final expenses reconciliations within 60 days of the award end date to allow time for AMT to submit the final invoice or financial report.
We cannot invoice or report on expenses that have not posted to the grant yet.