On October 23rd, the fifth annual CFO of the Year Awards were held at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. The CFO of the Year Awards recognize outstanding financial professionals in Memphis and the Mid-South for exceptional performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.
The event kicked off with a packed breakfast to honor all the finalists for the various awards. All those nominated for these awards must be in the position of Chief Financial Officer or the equivalent to this position within their companies or organizations. Winners in each category were chosen from an independent panel of judges: Kevin Campbell, partner with B2B CFO; Milton Lovell, CFO of nexAir LLC; and Dan Wortham, retired CFO of Christian Brothers University. The winners in their respective categories are as follows:
- Private Company Less than $100 Million Annual Revenue: Gery M. Carlson, CFO of Regency Homebuilders LLC
- Private Company More than $100 Million Annual Revenue: Brian Robinson, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of Crye-Leike Cos. and President of Crye-Leike Insurance Agency
- Nonprofit Company Less than $8 Million Annual Revenue: Jason Lee, Executive Vice President and CFO, Orion Federal Credit Union
- Nonprofit Company More than $8 Million Annual Revenue: Linda Sawyer, Vice President, Administration, and CFO, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
David Zettergren, CFO, University of Memphis, was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service within the financial sector.
CBIZ is proud to sponsor an event that honors such influential leaders in their various financial fields and wishes to extend a warm congratuations to all finalist and winners of 2014 CFO of the Year Awards.
To see a full list of the 2014 CFO of the Year finalists, click here.