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Congratulations, 2017 CFO Honorees!

Congratulations, 2017 CFO Honorees!Congratulations to the 2017 honorees of the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards! Another superb class of finance professionals in the nonprofit and association community.

The Nonprofit CFO of the Year is Guy Sheetz, SVP and chief financial and administrative officer of the Futures Industry Association.

Honorees in new categories that premiere this year include Association CFO of the Year Allison Ingram, Director of Finance, Administration & Operations of the Society of American Military Engineers; and Philanthropy CFO of the Year Jim Thomasell, CFO of the National PTA.

The Rising Star is Mark Hornby, Director of Operations at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

The Transformational Leader honor was sunsetted this year.

For the past five years, Sheetz has worked with FIA CEO Walt Lukken and the FIA board to transition FIA from a U.S.-focused trade association, to building FIA into the recognized global leader in the cleared derivatives industry.

In her role at SAME, Ingram leads the 29,000-member organization’s financial direction, and oversees the financial and legal stewardship of the SAME Foundation, which she helped to establish in 2016.

Thomasell has helped a wide array of organizations achieve their goals. He is a skilled financial executive and an energetic team builder, and has an exceptional record streamlining internal controls.

During the past three years, Hornby helped FCCLA increase their net assets from $836,000 to $3.5 million, increase their operating reserves from $432,000 to $3.3 million and reduce its debt from $778,000 to none.

The 2017 honorees will be feted at the annual luncheon program on Oct. 24 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Event hosts include founding sponsors Tate & Tryon, and West, Lane & Schlager; media partner Association TRENDS; and event sponsor the Nonprofit Finance Center.

The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Rob Scheer, founder of Comfort Cases, an all-volunteer charity that provides overnight bags, pajamas, hygiene items, activities, and comfort items to children and teens transitioning into foster care. An adoptive father of four children from foster care and a former foster teen himself, Scheer started Comfort Cases to improve the lives of foster children throughout the DC metropolitan region.

For details and to register for the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards luncheon, go to

Sponsorships for the luncheon also are available. Contact Sharon Pare at or 240-235-0272.

Co-founded in 2006 by Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager, the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards recognize and honor the contributions of nonprofit financial executives who demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability. 

Topics: Nonprofit Leadership and Practice Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards