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Nomination and Selection Process

A pro-bono Nominating Committee and an independent Selection Panel, coordinated by the event committee, manages the nomination and selection process.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Bay Area CFO of the Year Event.

The Nominating Committee, comprised of business executives and research analysts, screens nominations and provides information to the independent Selection Panel, which makes the final decision on finalists and winners.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Mike Jenkins, Committee Co-Chair, VP/Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
John Viola, Committee Co-Chair, SVP, Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking and Larkin Street Board Member
Rafal Balwat, Associate Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP Bill Burke, VP Relationship Management, Comerica Bank
Mitch Buyson, Associate Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Marilyn Campbell, Larkin Street Community Volunteer
Donna Davidson, Principal, Davidson Associates
Tim de Kay, Partner, West Region Emerging Growth and Internet Media Industry Leader, Deloitte
Scott Finegold, President, Finegold Commercial Real Estate
Jackie Grandy, Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Bill Losch, Former CFO, Okata (retired)
Bill McColl, Chief of Staff, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Laura Reale, Managing Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Michael P. Sullivan, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Researcher intern: Sarah MBA Candidates, University of San Francisco


The Selection Panel, comprised of business and academic leaders, selects the finalists and the winners in each category.

SELECTION PANEL:
Alison Davis, Managing Partner, Fifth Era,
Board Member: Royal Bank of Scotland, Diamond Foods, Fiserv, Unisys, and Ooma

Art Fatum, Retired Chief Financial Officer, MidPen Housing Corporation and former Chair Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards
Mary Huss, Bay Area President and Publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times
Sharon McCollam, Winner, 2012 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Best Buy
Robin L. Washington, Winner, 2017 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Submitting Nominations: Nominations may be submitted any time, but any nominations received after midnight February 1 will be considered for the following year. The nominator is kept confidential in all cases.

Who May Submit a Nomination: Anyone may submit a nomination in any category. Employees, bankers, attorneys, public relations managers are excellent sources for nominations. Self-nominations are also permitted.

Eligibility: Company must be headquartered in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, or Solano counties.

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CFO of the Year