2018 CFO of the Year: Barbara A. Lawrence

For Lawrence, being CFO of a sheriff’s department means managing the books and finding innovative financial solutions to meet the needs not just of 860 employees but also of 2,500 inmates and 1,600 registered sex offenders.

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2018 CFO of the Year: Fady Qaddoura

For three consecutive years, Qaddoura managed balanced city budgets after a decade of deficits averaging $55 million per year, helping the city maintain its AAA credit rating.

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2018 CFO of the Year: Craig Baird

Aspire Indiana deals not only with primary health care and behavioral health, but also the determinants of health issues, including housing and employment. In financial leadership at Aspire for 37 years, Craig Baird has not only guided the not-for-profit (and its legacy organization, BehaviorCorp) through six moves but he’s also overseen its growth to more […]

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2018 CFO of the Year: Joseph Slater

Under Slater's financial leadership, the food bank has established a $9.5 million endowment while cutting operating expenses by more than $1 million a year.

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2017 CFO of the Year: Cheryl Harmon

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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2017 CFO of the Year: Jason C. Fenwick

In less than two years, Fenwick has balanced two budgets, grown parks-and-recreation investment, helped expand coverage at a school health clinic, and created an employee handbook.

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