With nominations received from throughout the South Sound, a panel of judges is considering financial executives at small companies, medium- to large-employers, government units and non-profit organizations to select four 2017 Financial Executives of the Year. 

Private sector Finalists are:

  • Gareth Floyd, Director of Finance, PCS Structural Solutions, Tacoma
  • David Gleason, Controller at PM Testing Laboratory, Fife
  • Rand Hill, CFO, Dillano’s Coffee Roasters, Sumner
  • Elizabeth Marker, Director of Financial Services, Evergreen Eye, Federal Way
  • AJ Gordon, CFO, SiteCrafting, Tacoma
  • Shantel Jones, CFO, Tacoma Propeller, Tacoma

Non-profit organizational finance leaders who are Finalists include:

  • Richele Center, Finance Director, United Way Thurston County
  • Pete Grignon, CFO/CPA, United Way Pierce County
  • Sue Horgen, CFO, The Rescue Mission, Tacoma
  • Greg Welch, Dir. of Finance/Ops/HR, Assn. of Washington Business, Olympia

Three different government offices or agencies have Finalists in this category:

  • Mary Schmidtke, Fiscal Services Manager, Pierce Co. Auditor’s Office, Tacoma
  • Holly Woodmansee, Business Manager, Bates Technical College, Tacoma
  • Lisa Woods, Business & Finance Manager, City of Tacoma Events & Venues dept.

Over the coming weeks, each of these Finalists will be spotlighted in a profile on Daily Biz Briefs. 

The selections of honorees in each category will be announced at a recognition luncheon for all Finalists on Wednesday, April 26, sponsored by Kitsap Bank. Tickets and other details are coming soon.