Nominations for 2017 are now closed.
Finalists will be honored at a recognition luncheon on April 26. Tickets on sale at this link.
2017 Private Sector Finalists
Gareth Floyd, Dir. of Finance, PCS Structural Solutions, Tacoma
David Gleason, Controller, PM Testing Laboratory, Fife
Rand Hill, CFO, Dillano's Coffee Roasters, Sumner
Elizabeth Marker, Dir. of Financial Svcs., Evergreen Eye, Federal Way
AJ Gordon, CFO, SiteCrafting, Tacoma
Shantel Jones, CFO, Tacoma Propeller, Tacoma
2017 Non-Profit Finalists
Richele Center, Finance Director, United Way-Thurston County
Pete Grignon, CFO, United Way-Pierce County
Sue Horgen, CFO, The Rescue Mission, Tacoma
Anne Porter, VP/CFO, YMCA Pierce & Kitsap Counties
Greg WWelch, Dir. of Finance/Operations/HR, Association of Washington Business, Olympia
2017 Government Finalists
Mary Schmidtke, Fiscal Services Manager, Pierce County Auditor Office, Tacoma
Holly Woodmansee, Business Manager, Bates Technical College
Lisa Woods, Business & Finance Manager, City of Tacoma Venues & Events
Financial Executives of the Year is an annual program to honor the South Sound’s best senior-level financial officers for outstanding fiscal leadership and asset management. In today’s transforming economy, recommendations from chief financial executives are critical to business strategy, growth and success of any organization. Honorees are chosen through an independent judging process and not by quantity of nominations received. Honorees are profiled in a Special Business Examiner Media publication and recognized at an Awards Luncheon/Reception.
Honorees are the top financial executive of their company or divisional office (i.e., Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller/Controller, V.P. Finance, Treasurer, etc.) All employers must be located within South Sound (South King County/Kent through Pierce, Thurston and Mason counties.
▪ Private Companies
⁃ Small (under $5 million annual revenue)
⁃ Mid-Size & Large ($5 million and more annual revenue)
▪ Not-for-Profit Organization
▪ Government & Quasi-Government Organization
Behind the scenes of every successful business or other organization is a financial executive who helped the company get there. While these key persons rarely get the proper recognition they deserve, our Financial Executives of the Year program does just that. From small nonprofit groups to large private companies throughout the South Sound, this event is the opportunity to truly salute the significant ways that key financial executives help to bring success to their organizations and to our communities as a whole.
Tickets for recognition luncheon are available. Click here