Ryan O'Dowd


Photo Recap: CFO Outlook Panel 2020

The event featured top financial execs from American Airlines, Vari (formerly VARIDESK), Earthbound Trading Co., and Square 1 Restaurants.

It was a full house at Communities Foundation of Texas Feb. 11, as D CEO talked with leading chief financial officers to get their insights on challenges and opportunities facing their industries and North Texas in 2020. The panelists were Sam Cheng of Earthbound Trading Co., Derek Kerr of American Airlines, Craig Storey of Vari (formerly VARIDESK), and Debra Wood of Square 1 Restaurants LLC.

D CEO Editor Christine Perez asked the panelists about how they rate Dallas-Fort Worth as a business environment, how the CFO role has evolved in recent years, and where they see our regional economy in the next year. Here’s what they had to say. The panelists also openly discussed potential business impacts of the 2020 election.

A big thanks to our Title Sponsor, IBERIABANK, and our Signature Sponsor, PwC. Thanks also to our host, Communities Foundation of Texas, and our event partners, Texas Catering and Top Tier. Photography by: Ryan O’Dowd.


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