Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s (GSACPC) Carol Ackerson has been selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Outstanding CFOs” for 2014. This honor identifies the best CFOs in the Valley, those who have compiled a track record of financial success in their organizations. They are based on accomplishments, business ethics, leadership, education, community involvement, entrepreneurial spirit and other positive traits.
With nearly 40 years of nonprofit management under her belt, Ackerson has served GSACPC as Chief Financial and Operational Officer – or, C-FOO as she dubs it – for nearly ten years. She works in close partnership with GSACPC CEO, Tamara Woodbury, to lead the entire organization toward goals to ultimately “serve more girls, and serve girls more.” Since joining GSACPC, she has led the council to a 52 percent growth in total operating budget while supporting the launch of the Campaign for Girls, a capital campaign with the goal of raising $15 million in philanthropic support.
From a number of qualified nominations Ackerson is one of ten people being honored by PBJ’s advisory board of judges. She will be recognized at the Outstanding CFO luncheon on Oct. 23 and in a special print supplement in the Business Journal on Oct. 24. Be sure to pick it up and spread the Girl Scout news!
About Outstanding CFOs Awards
Chief Financial Officers have always been critical to the success of a business. These unsung heroes play a vital role in the success of their companies so the Phoenix Business Journal decided to recognize financial stewards for their contributions through these annual awards.
This honor identifies the best CFOs in the Valley, those who have compiled a track record of financial success in their organizations. They are based on accomplishments, business ethics, leadership, education, community involvement, entrepreneurial spirit and other positive traits. PBJ enlists an advisory board of judges to evaluate and vet nominations and determine honorees.
Carol Ackerson, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Tom Duensing, City of Glendale
Larry Eisel, Total Transit Inc.
Kathy Gerhart, State Bar of Arizona
Aaron Harris, ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
Kathleen Harris, Gallagher & Kennedy
Craig McKnight, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Tanya Muniz, Valley of the Sun United Way
Richard Skufza, LaneTerralever
Patricia Tate, Casino Arizona