Tate & Tryon is very pleased to congratulate the 2017 Nonprofit CFO of the Year honorees who were formally recognized at the annual Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon on October 24th.

Founded in 2006 and presented annually by Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager, the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards luncheon honors the contributions of nonprofit financial executives who demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, and exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability and financial reporting.

The event took place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC and featured keynote speaker, Rob Scheer who shared his story of how he founded Comfort Cases, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of foster-care children in the Washington DC area – an issue Mr. Scheer feels personally connected to as a former foster teen himself.

As a co-founder and host of this annual event, Tate & Tryon is proud to play an active role in helping to honor and celebrate the invaluable role that nonprofit CFOs play in the overall success of their organization.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Honorees:

2017 CFO of the Year:

Guy Sheetz, SVP, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Futures Industry Association

2017 Association CFO of the Year:

James Thomasell, Chief Financial Officer
National Parent Teacher Association

2017 Philanthropic Organization CFO of the Year:

Allison Ingram, Director of Operations, Finance and Administration
Society of American Military Engineers

2017 Rising Star:

Mark Hornby, Director of Operations
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

To learn more about this year’s honorees, please visit www.nonprofitCFOaward.com.

About the Event:

The nonprofit CFO role has evolved from simply a number cruncher to a big-picture thinker involved in nearly every facet of the organization including governance, performance, and strategic growth. Today, CFOs are increasingly involved in setting operational strategy and serving as a strategic leader and advisor to the CEO and board. But despite this expanding role, the contributions of the CFO are often overlooked and rarely recognized. For this reason, Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager co-founded the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon in an effort to:

  • Highlight the critical role that CFOs play in ensuring good governance, disclosure and transparency, and a well-managed organization.
  • Showcase those CFOs whose practices serve as an example of a high-quality finance function that adds value to the overall management of the organization
  • Create a community that allows CFOs to learn from one another and facilitate the sharing of best practices

Since its inception, this award program has honored the achievements of more than 30 chief financial officers of leading nonprofit organizations around the country. For additional information about this awards program and previous honorees, visit www.nonprofitCFOaward.com.

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