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2017 CFO of the Year winners

Anthony DiGirolamo President, AQualityCFO LLC, Sinking Spring ‘I try to make things clear via financial analysis to support decisions and scorekeeping.’
Anthony DiGirolamo President, AQualityCFO LLC, Sinking Spring ‘I try to make things clear via financial analysis to support decisions and scorekeeping.’ Joe Savage Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Victaulic, Forks Township ‘Charitable causes with a broad impact are most satisfying to me as they drive change in the way we educate on what good, reflective leadership is all about.’ Amy Malseed Accounting Manager, Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, Bethlehem ‘I have learned by taking ownership of certain tasks, it is a great help to my supervisors and relieves some of the pressure on their shoulders.’ Robert Peterson Chief Financial Officer, Dream Live Prosper Family of Companies, Bethlehem ‘Bob Peterson exemplifies everything a growing company and an aggressive CEO could ever ask for in a CFO.’ – Don Wenner, CEO of Dream Live Prosper. Stacy Williams Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FirstSource Solutions, Chalfont ‘I consider my dedicated commitment to the financial well-being of FirstSource Solutions as my greatest contribution.’ Kenneth R. Vance Controller, Allentown Economic Development Corp., Allentown ‘It is essential that operations are aware of their cost footprint.’ John Miller Chief Financial Officer, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Bethlehem ‘We live in a time when required job skills change every few years, and we have to embrace that and grow with our roles.’ Gilbert Lee Chief Financial Officer, Fuling Global Inc., Upper Macungie Township ‘Always look beyond the numbers and understand the real story behind them.’ Brian Carr President and Chief Operating Officer Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Bethlehem ‘It can never be just about the numbers. I think about this every time I walk the casino floor. It helps me remember to keep our customers’ enjoyment in my mind.’ Gary Conner Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Reading Health System, West Reading ‘I truly believe for every health care system to be successful, they must have three key health care strategies: disciplined growth, improved quality and patient experience, and delivery of the most cost-effective care.’ Jeremy Melber Director of Business Services, Southern Lehigh School District, Center Valley ‘[The CFO] will continue to evolve into a position that touches all levels of the organization and play a pivotal role in achieving an organization’s strategic vision and mission.’ Mark Reed Vice President of Finance and Administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem ‘Always be honest. ... As long as you are honest, things will always work themselves out.’ Tracie Springer Executive Director and Founder, Dress for Success Allentown, Allentown ‘It is my passion and desire to help empower women by helping them understand the importance of presenting yourself with that ‘first impression.’ Daniel G. Smith Chief Financial Officer, American Millwork & Cabinetry Inc., Emmaus ‘I have never shied away from a challenge and I have usually sought them out, with my innate love of intellectual challenges.’ Michael Fischer President and CEO, Client 1st Financial, Fogelsville We have been able to give to over 25 different charities and organizations in the areas of health, education, the arts and environment. Chris Pektor Chief Financial Officer, Ashley Development Corp., Bethlehem. Learn as much as you can, do the best you can and never let anything get you down. Richard Hooper Chief Financial Officer, Follett LLC, Forks Township Focus on the positives and outcomes that you want. Problems are just another set of items that need to be resolved. George Chadwick Chief Financial Officer, Lighthouse Network LLC, Allentown As I've learned over the years, we are all responsible for our own results.


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