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Financial Executive of the Year Awards

May 21, 2015
Hyatt Regency Rochester
VIP Reception 11:15 a.m. to noon
Awards Luncheon Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Reserve your seat or table today!
$60 per person; $600 per table of 10; $90 VIP Reception and Luncheon

The Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal will present the eighth annual Financial Executive of the Year awards. These awards recognize financial executives who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and to the Greater Rochester community during the past year.

Congratulations to our finalists!
Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on May 21.

Small organizations

Clay Carpenter, CFO and partner, Nichols Construction Team
Mike Guche, CFO, Canfield & Tack Inc.
Scott Strong, finance and treasury manager, MWI Inc.

Large organizations

Monica Savino, CFO, the Bonadio Group
Sean Socha, CFO, Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc.
Mark Williams, vice president of finance, Decarolis Truck Rental Inc.

Small non-profits

Thomas Combs, vice president of operations and finance, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Hannelore Stevens, CFO, Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region
Diane Syta, CFO, Rochester School of the Holy Childhood

Large non-profits

Tom Ammer, vice president of finance and administration, Villa of Hope
Patricia Cunningham, CFO, CP Rochester & Happiness House
Amy Vars, vice president of finance and administration, Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rising star

Keri Curtis, senior vice president and chief accounting officer, New Media Investment Group Inc.
Martijn Van Manen, director of finance, EG Industries
Tammy Stefani, director of accounting services, Rochester Business Alliance

Keynote Speaker:
Mark Davitt
President, ConServe
Mark has been involved in the collection industry since 1979, working on both the creditor side in higher education and the servicer side for defaulted loan and accounts receivable.  Before founding ConServe, his work experience included assignments in North Carolina, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and South Carolina.
Mark has presented to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the New York State Assembly, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and has appeared on CNBC on various aspects of the Debt Collection industry.

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Underwriting sponsors:

Robert Half

Software Solutions Group Inc.

Toshiba Business Solutions

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