Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter Announces 2019 Chicago CFO of the Year® Award Recipients

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Four Industry Leaders are Recognized as Mayor Lori Lightfoot Declares November 21 Chicago’s CFO of the Year Day

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“We join Mayor Lightfoot in proclaiming November 21 as CFO of the Year day in Chicago as we acknowledge and celebrate our business leaders and their organizations and share in this special night by delivering recognition so richly deserved,” said Maggie Martensen, President of FEI Chicago.

The Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) today announced the recipients of its 9th Annual CFO of the Year® Awards. The honorees were selected by a team of independent judges who reviewed twenty finalists across four categories. The awards were presented as more than 800 guests gathered to celebrate some of the highest caliber finance leaders in the Chicagoland area.

2019 Recipients
The following award winners have excelled within their organizations, demonstrating superior financial management and stewardship.

Mid-Size Private Company Category
D. Skip Behm
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
AArete, LLC

Large-Size Private Company Category
Christine Laurens
Chief Financial Officer
A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Public Company Category
Carl Lukach
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Univar Solutions

Non-Profit Entity Category
Ron Blaustein
Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

“We join Mayor Lightfoot in proclaiming November 21 as CFO of the Year day in Chicago as we acknowledge and celebrate our business leaders and their organizations,” said Maggie Martensen, President of FEI Chicago. “We are honored to share their special night by delivering recognition so richly deserved.”

FEI Chicago recognizes and thanks the official event sponsors whose support makes this endeavor possible: Aon, Associated Bank, KPMG, Sage Intacct, and Tatum. Additional information about the CFO of the Year Awards recipients can be found here: https://www.chicagocfo.org/finalists-recipients.

About FEI Chicago
FEI's Chicago Chapter is the preeminent association for CFOs and other senior-level financial executives in the Chicagoland region, and part of an organization with nearly 10,000 members nationwide. In addition to the annual CFO of the Year® Awards, the Chicago Chapter hosts monthly programs with innovative programming and holds an annual educational forum at the Kellogg School of Management. To learn more about Financial Executives International or to join the Chicago Chapter, please visit http://www.financialexecutives.org.

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