A.J. Gordon, CFO of Tacoma website design and development firm, SiteCrafting, is described in his nomination for 2017 South Sound Financial Executive of the Year as “a natural problem solver, who can always find a ‘win-win’ situation.”

Over the seven years in this leadership role with a growing firm, he has worked toward success for both his employer and its client. Gordon is also extraordinarily busy within his community, most recently being tapped as Treasurer for the board of directors at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

In 2013, he was charter president for a new Rotary Club in the South Sound and continues as a board member. American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter gained from his service in successive roles for Finance, Fund Development and Chair of the Board. AJ was a founding board member for Young Professionals Network, later serving as Chair and leader of important committees. For the past three years, he’s been an assistant coach with a junior football program that keeps his three and many other children active.

Such a busy schedule for this youngish member of Tacoma’s technology sector, yet AJ still finds time to enjoy “time off” decked out in full leathers riding around the region on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

“I’ve learned that what mattered most was my performance at the end of the day,” Gordon says. He also loves to see those around him prosper – “it brings me great joy and satisfaction.”

You can meet A.J. Gordon and the other 13 finalists for South Sound Financial Executives of the Year on Wednesday, April 26, for a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. Tickets are available here.