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The Financial Executives International (FEI) Chicago Chapter is accepting nominations through May 24, 2013 for its annual Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards. The ceremony, which is open to the public, is set for Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
To qualify for the award, candidates must be Chief Financial Officers or the equivalent in their organization and have served in their current role for two years, as of March 14, 2013. The candidate and his/her organization must be based in the Chicago area (counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and all nominations must be validated and endorsed by the nominee and the nominee's Chief Executive Officer. For a complete list of guidelines and to access a nomination form, please visit www.ChicagoCFO.org. Winners are selected by a committee of independent judges who represent top leadership in Chicago business. This year’s esteemed Judging Panel includes: Cheryl A. Francis (non-voting Chairperson), Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Corporate Leadership Center; William J. Cernugel, Retired CFO, Alberto Culver; John A. Edwardson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CDW; and Abbie J. Smith, the Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
This is the FEI Chicago Chapter’s third annual awards program. Last year’s event drew more than 900 attendees. Five CFOs in five categories were selected as 2012 Chicago CFO of the Year® award recipients and in 2011 four CFOs in four categories were selected.
Winners of the 2012 Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards were:
Large Public Companies – Cheryl K. Beebe, Ingredion Incorporated
Mid-Size Public Companies – Andrea Tarbox, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp
Large Private Companies – Kristie Paskvan, Mesirow Financial
Mid-Size Private Companies – David Barnes, Plymouth Tube Company
Not – For – Profit Companies – Peter J. McCanna, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Winners of the 2011 Chicago CFO of the Year® Award were:
Large Public Companies – Peter Bensen, McDonald's Corporation
Mid Size Public Companies – William Davis, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Private Companies – Patrick Chambliss, Packaging Dynamics Corporation
Not–For–Profit Entities – Dominic Nakis, Advocate Healthcare
FEI Chicago Chapter’s Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards honor senior financial leaders who have made contributions to a business or non-profit in Chicago with quality, insight and direction. Visit www.ChicagoCFO.org for details.
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For more information visit www.chicagocfo.org.