More than 200,000 Penn State alumni and friends each year support the University with their philanthropy, and planning is now underway for the institution’s next major fundraising campaign.

Andy Sieg, a 1989 graduate of the Smeal College of Business and head of wealth at Citigroup Inc., has been announced as the volunteer chair for the effort. In this role, Sieg will eventually lead more than 500 volunteers, representing colleges, campuses, and other units across the University, as they work to inspire giving from the Penn State community.

Sieg earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State, where he participated in the University Scholars honors program, and he went on to complete a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His career has included time in the White House as an aide to the assistant to the president for economic and domestic policy. In 1992, he joined financial industry leader Merrill Lynch, where he advanced through senior strategy, and field leadership roles. From 2005 to 2009, he worked as a senior wealth management executive at Citi before returning to Merrill Lynch. He served that company as president of wealth management before assuming his current role at Citi.

— Andy Elder