Tagged: arkansas business cfo of the year

WINNER: Mel Sansom, Harding University (Education CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:02 am

Mel Sansom has decreased debt at Harding University by approximately $20 million over the last four years.

WINNER: Reathel Privett, Union Bank & Trust (Bank CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:02 am

Reathel Privett started work at Union Bank & Trust in Monticello as a 17-year-old teller back in May 1980. The part-time job marked the beginning of a career and the establishment of a vocational home.

WINNER: Debbie Henry, Baxter Regional Health System (Nonprofit CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:02 am

Debbie Henry’s introduction to the financial side of the health care industry came more than three decades ago.

WINNER: Seth Jensen, Slim Chickens (Small/Medium Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:02 am

Seth Jensen didn’t join the Slim Chickens restaurant team on the ground floor, but he wouldn’t have to take too many stairs to reach his office.

WINNER: Andrew Landrum, ABC Financial Services (Large Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:02 am

Two years ago, Andrew Landrum moved to ABC Financial Services of Sherwood for many of the same reasons he had been part of the Acxiom team.

Don Swanson, Pulaski Academy (Finalist: Education CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Don Swanson called being involved in doubling the size of Pulaski Academy’s campus “almost overnight” his greatest accomplishment.

Paul Cherry, Central Baptist College (Finalist: Education CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Paul Cherry is having the time of his life at Central Baptist College in Conway.

Chris Wewers, Southern Bancorp (Finalist: Bank CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Chris Wewers started on a banking career as a part-timer while in college back in 1991. His passion for the lending business hasn’t waned during those 27 years.

Eric Mangham, Arkansas Federal Credit Union (Finalist: Bank CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Credit unions brought Eric Mangham to Arkansas early in his career, and his plan is to stay right where he is.

Christine Murphy, Recovery Centers of Arkansas (Finalist: Nonprofit CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Christine Murphy wanted to be a scientist, but she soon discovered she had chemistry with numbers.

Corey Moline, Arkansas Community Foundation (Finalist: Nonprofit CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

A two-year mission trip to southern Argentina during his college years resulted in an “epiphany” for Corey Moline: Engineering wasn’t the field he needed to pursue.

Jon Dor, Museum of Discovery (Finalist: Nonprofit CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

What Jon Dor enjoys about his current job is that he gets to do what he loves for an organization that’s making an impact.

Jenny Griffin, Advanced Cabling Systems (Finalist: Small/Medium Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Advanced Cabling has been a perfect fit because, as the company’s first CFO, Jenny Griffin has built the financial infrastructure her own way with a staff of four.

Jim Acuff, Wilson & Associates (Finalist: Small/Medium Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Jim Acuff's goals for Wilson & Associates include expanding, attracting the best people and having the best technology to support the firm.

Mark Todd, Rock Dental Brands (Finalist: Large Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Since Todd arrived the number of dental clinics under management has grown from 27 to 74 practices in Arkansas and Missouri. Rock Dental has about 500 employees.

Susie Koehn, BSR (Finalist: Large Private Company CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Susie Koehn is still abuzz from the mountaintop experience of helping make the initial public offering happen in May for Little Rock’s BSR.

Jim H. Fink, Little Rock Christian Academy (CFO Lifetime Achievement Award)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Jim Fink has had an enviable and diverse accounting career, having worked at one of the Big Four accounting firms, at two Arkansas frozen treat companies and now at a private Christian school.

Joe Woosley, Jordan Woosley Crone & Keaton (Lifetime Achievement Award in Accounting)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Over 53 years as a principal at Jordan Woosley, Joe Woosley has taken pride in the firm’s growth and the chance it gave him to look out for clients like surviving spouses at risk of falling prey to fraudsters.

CFO of the Year: Introduction from Publisher Mitch Bettis

by Mitch Bettis 10/29/2018 12:00 am

As global and regional economic issues continue to evolve, Arkansas Business shines the spotlight on chief financial officers.

Karen Watkins of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (Finalist: Public Sector CFO)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

“Dark ages” accounting was only one of the problems Karen Watkins had to confront after joining the state Department of Veterans Affairs.