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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Financial Executive Awards 2023

Among the 40 honorees is longtime industry advocate Larry King, winner of this year's Constantine “Connie” Konstans Excellence in Corporate Governance Award.

D CEO is proud to announce the finalists for its 2023 Financial Executive Awards. Presented in partnership with Financial Executives International, Association for Corporate Growth, and TXPCA-Dallas, the program honors top corporate financial executives in Dallas-Fort Worth.

All 40 honorees will be recognized in the May issue of D CEO magazine and online; winners in various categories will be revealed at an exclusive awards event this spring.

As part of the program, Larry King, Wham Tech’s CFO and COO, will be honored with the Constantine “Connie” Konstans Excellence in Corporate Governance Award. It’s named for the late professor of accounting and information management at The University of Texas at Dallas who was D CEO’s first recipient of the honor and a corporate governance pioneer.

A longtime industry advocate and volunteer, King also is the co-founder of the Private Directors Association Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter and serves as the national program committee chair for the Private Directors Association. A FEI member since 2015, he has served on the external relations committee, the technology special interest group committee, and in various other roles.

Here’s the full list of all honorees.

2023 Financial Executive Awards Finalists

Joshua Audi, Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Marsha Beasley, Parkland Foundation

Caleb Brian, True North Advisors

Karyn Brown, Austin Industries

Donna Burgess, AECOM

Katy Casso, Ansira Partners

Michael Castaldo, Texas Security Bank

Chetana Chaphekar, DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas

Don Clevenger , Oncor

Scott Cooke, Toyota Motor Credit Corp.

Joseph DeWoody, Valor

Ken Dodgen, Primoris Services Corp.

LaToya Duncan, EnLink Midstream

Ray Estep, Transmira

Whitney Franklin, JPS Health Network

Robert Fries, Children’s Health

Kristin Frost, Worlds

Barbara Georgakis, Westmount Realty Capital

Scott Gressett, Oceans Healthcare

Jessica Grigsby, JPS Health Network

Moe Haidar, Dialexa, an IBM Company

Sohail Hamirani, Mohr Partners

Ruth Ann Janson, The Dove Agency

Greg Jaynes, LMC Landscape Partners

Misty Kawecki, DZS

Erik Laney, Santander Consumer USA

Joe Loner, Priority Power

Jennifer Mitzner, Baylor Scott & White Health

Jeff Peterson, Lightbeam Health Solutions

Adam Powell, Valor

David Price, University of Texas-Arlington

Michel “Mitch” Provosty, RREAF Holdings

Scott Richardson, Celanese Corp.

Manmeet Soni, Reata Pharmaceuticals

John Stone, Jackson-Shaw

Dan Winston, Boeing Global Services

Matias Zatonyl, CBRE

Tom Zelewski, Freedom Powersports


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