Virginia Business announces 2023 Va. CFO Awards winners
Winners, finalists honored at June 8 banquet in Richmond
Virginia Business presented its 2023 Virginia CFO Awards Thursday during the magazine’s annual awards banquet honoring chief financial officers from nonprofits and businesses from across the commonwealth.
This year’s Virginia CFO Awards banquet — the largest annual gathering of CFOs in Virginia — was held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.
“Being nominated for these awards is no small achievement,” Virginia Business President and Publisher Bernie Niemeier said during the awards ceremony. “All nominees are winners in their own right, helping to lead their companies to excellence around the commonwealth and in some cases the nation and globally.”
Thirty-four CFOs from around the commonwealth were nominated in four award categories, representing a variety of nonprofits, government agencies and for-profit businesses, both public and private. Organizations represented ranged from state universities to arts organizations, construction firms, health care providers, banks and more.
Winners and finalists for the magazine’s 18th annual Virginia CFO Awards were:
- 2023 SMALL NONPROFIT/GOVERNMENT VIRGINIA CFO OF THE YEAR: Winner: Clyde Cornett, Virginia Community Capital Inc.; Finalists: Bill Davis, Virginia War Memorial Foundation Inc.; Lisa Olverson, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
- 2023 LARGE NONPROFIT/GOVERNMENT VIRGINIA CFO OF THE YEAR: Winner: Jim Barker, Delta Dental of Virginia; Finalists: Karol Gray, Virginia Commonwealth University; Don Halliwill, Carilion Clinic; Rodger Jacobson, Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America); Lisa Lambrecht, HopeTree Family Services; Jarred Roenker, Norfolk Airport Authority; John Zabrowski III, VHC Health
- 2023 SMALL COMPANY VIRGINIA CFO OF THE YEAR: Winner: Jason Chesky, Logenix International LLC; Finalists: Anna Amirsoltani, Cassaday & Company Inc.;Joel Flax, Cohen Investment Management
- 2023 LARGE COMPANY VIRGINIA CFO OF THE YEAR: Winner: Cindy Yao, Markel Food Group; Finalists: Ali Azima, Thompson Hospitality Corp.; Robert Gorman, Atlantic Union Bank; Pete Graham, PRA Group Inc.; Bill Littreal, TowneBank; Bob Wills, The Branch Group Inc.
The four winners will be profiled in the August issue of Virginia Business.