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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Financial Executives Awards 2021

The program honors outstanding CFOs and other finance executives at public companies, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and public-sector entities.
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D CEO is pleased to announce the finalists for its 2021 Financial Executives Awards program, presented in partnership with the Dallas CPA Society, Financial Executives International, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

All finalists will be recognized in the May issue of D CEO and at an exclusive awards event, where winners will be revealed.

Categories in the program include chief financial officer (public and private companies and nonprofit organizations),  most innovative finance team, public sector, community service, internal auditor, and outstanding CAO, controller, or treasurer.

This year, D CEO and our panel of judges decided to rename its Excellence in Corporate Governance Award to bear the name of Constantine “Connie” Konstans. The late professor of accounting and information management at The University of Texas at Dallas was the award’s first recipient and a true pioneer. He realized the importance of governance well before others and founded and for years served as director of UTD’s Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. This year, the award is being presented to Mary Jane Broussard, general counsel, chief administrative officer, and corporate secretary of At Home Group.

2021 Financial Executive Awards Finalists

Craig Bjerke, Methodist Health System

Rick Bollar, Financial Executives International

Weslie Brittin, Ability Connection

David Brown, Authentix

Christy Canales, Sally Beauty

Tracey Doi, Toyota Motor North America

Michael Edge, HilltopSecurities

Kellie Fischer, Texas Rangers

Allan Frank, HomePro Operating

Lisa Gildon, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Fred Grote, Mercy Ships

Karra Guess, esrp

Darin Harper, Main Event Entertainment

Preeth Hedge, Collaborative Imaging

Dan Hollenbach, BGSF

Drew Keith, Texas Security Bank

Deanne Kindred, Baylor, Scott & White

Jeff Knudson, At Home Group

Sheri Kowalski, City of Dallas

Jim Landen, Security National Bank of Texas

Emily Liu, CONTI

Rick McWhorter, Texas Health Resources

Shelly Miland, Texas Health Resources Fort Worth

Dawn Miller, North Texas Commission

Jennifer Miller, McKesson

Miguel Molina, Avocados From Mexico

Matt Murrah, Dallas Baptist University

James Paulus, Daseke

Jim Penn, Whitley Penn

Scott Ramsey, Tenet Healthcare

Christine Regis, Southern Methodist University

Laura Santillan, Alliance Data

Stephen Schilsky, Hyphen Solutions

Philip Schlom, AZZ

Dan Tenney, University of North Texas System

Robert Watling, University of Dallas

Lei Zhao, Amynta

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