Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter Announces Recipients of 8th Annual Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards

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Five Financial Executives selected as 2018 CFO of the Year Award® recipients from a field of 24 finalists

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“FEI’s Chicago Chapter congratulates the 2018 award recipients and finalists for outstanding performance in their roles as senior financial executives,” said Maggie Martensen, President of FEI Chicago.

On November 13, 2018, the Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) announced the recipients of its 8th Annual CFO of the Year® Awards at a networking and awards gala held at the Chicago Marriott. The event drew over 800 guests from the Chicago business, academic and non-profit communities.

FEI Chicago presents its CFO of the Year Awards® to senior financial leaders who have excelled in a business or non-profit in the 7-county Chicagoland region through excellent corporate stewardship. A team of independent judges who represent top leadership in Chicago business and academia select the winners for each award. This committee chose five Financial Executives as 2018 CFO of the Year Award® recipients from a field of 24 finalists.

The award recipients were:

  • Mid-Size Private Company – Mark Janek, CFO, Energy Distribution Partners
  • Large Private Company – Jim Japczyk, CFO, D&W Fine Pack, LLC
  • Not-For-Profit Mid-Size Organization – Karen Kane, CFO, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
  • Not-For-Profit Large Organization – Jeffrey J. Bethke, CFO, DePaul University
  • Public Company – Robert (Bob) F. Probst, CFO, Ventas, Inc.

“FEI’s Chicago Chapter congratulates the 2018 award recipients and finalists for outstanding performance in their roles as senior financial executives,” said Maggie Martensen, President of FEI Chicago. "It is an honor to recognize these extraordinary professionals who represent the finest of the financial profession with exceptional talent and leadership. This event is essential because it highlights and recognizes the superior financial talent in the Chicagoland region.”

FEI Chicago would also like to thank the official sponsors for this event: Aon, Associated Bank, KPMG, Sage Intaact and Tatum.

About FEI Chicago
FEI's Chicago Chapter is the preeminent association for CFOs and other senior financial executives in the Chicagoland region. In addition to their annual CFO of the Year® Awards, the Chapter hosts monthly programs with innovative programming and holds an educational forum at the Kellogg School of Management each May. If you are interested in learning more about FEI or in joining FEI Chicago, please visit us at http://www.financialexecutives.org.

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