The CFO of the Year Awards recognize outstanding finance professionals from commercial and nonprofit companies in and around Central Ohio. Jim made the cut based on a number of criteria, including his fiscal management, strategic thinking, contributions to the company’s reputation, relationships with management and staff, and transparency in sharing financial information with the entire company at EWI‘s monthly Associates’ meetings.
Mark Matson, EWI’s VP of Human Resources, who nominated Jim for the award, said, “Jim is rigorous in his financial management; resolute, but open minded. He is trusted by everyone, including our Board of Directors. He pushes the company to achieve more, but also clearly loves the company. He certainly is one of the best CFO’s I have ever worked with.”
Those of us who know Jim agree. He’s not your average bean counter. Jim’s passion and energy for EWI is apparent. He uses his dry sense of humor and self-effacing nature to keep the rest of us from taking ourselves too seriously. He is a social media buff who blogs regularly for the company, and has even developed a following. And he regularly takes on extracurricular activities that help make EWI an “Ohio Best Employer.”
Columbus Business First will announce 2012 CFO of the Year winners at a ceremony on September 11, 2012 in Columbus. We’re rooting for you, Jim!
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