Appeared in Business First June 25, 2013
By Judith Berzof
Business First recognized 18 Louisville-area financial executives during the 5th annual CFO of the Year Awards luncheon held Tuesday at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
More than 400 people attended the event, where finalists and winners from companies and nonprofit organizations were recognized in seven categories.
Those considered for the awards represented Papa John’s International Inc., Humana Inc., Actors Theatre of Louisville, Appriss Inc., The Learning House Inc., Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Inc. and others.
Sponsors include Crowe Horwath LLP, Financial Executives International, 5th 3rd Bank, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, University of Louisville College of Business and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Kendrick Riggs, vice chair of the board of directors of Stoll Keenon Ogden, introduced the finalists in the public company category. After listening to information about previous finalists and acceptance speeches from the winners, Riggs said he wanted to share some of his impressions about the CFO of the Year participants.
He noted that they were gracious, humble and displayed servant leadership qualities. Also, he said, they emphasized teamwork and exhibited a constant sense of a greater mission through dedication to their families and the community.
Click here to see photos from the event.
A CFO of the Year special publication featuring stories about winners and finalists will be included in Friday’s print edition of Business First.