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CFO of the Year 2017

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IBJ honors top financial execs

IBJ launched its CFO of the Year recognition program a decade ago to spotlight the crucial role that top financial executives play in helping Indiana companies, government agencies and not-for-profits develop strategy and prosper. This year's class is a diverse group that includes CFOs of an HR firm, a retailer, a hotel developer and a hospital system.

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Not-For-Profit / Government Companies (Revenue $100 Million or Less)

Michael Eline

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Michael Eline

Second Helpings

At Second Helpings, Eline has had to carefully weigh every expenditure against the mission of the not-for-profit, which puts out a million meals a year and trains adults for kitchen work.

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Not-For-Profit / Government Companies (Revenue Over $100 Million)

Cheryl Harmon

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Cheryl Harmon

St. Vincent

Unlike others entering the C-suite (who traditionally come from accounting or finance), Harmon arrived with a background in health information management and data analysis.

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Private Companies (Revenue $100 Million or Less)

Dave Ritzler

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Dave Ritzler

OurHealth

Ritzler was employee number five at OurHealth, which has grown to 275 employees and annual revenue of more than $35 million since its 2009 founding.

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Private Companies (Revenue Over $100 Million)

Chad Jensen

TOP HONOREE

Chad Jensen

Round Room/The Cellular Connection/Redux

Jensen has overseen multiple acquisitions for The Cellular Connection, the country’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, with more than 1,200 locations.

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Public Companies

Michelle Schroeder

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Michelle Schroeder

Kimball International Inc.

Schroeder worked for Kimball before college then jumped in full time after she got her degree. She rose steadily through the company before landing her current post in 2014.

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