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Thanks again to the Kara Elmore for the fun stickers :)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
2011 CFO of the Year Honorees Recognized
by Candace Little
07 July 2011—
Utah Business magazine honored its CFOs of the Year at a luncheon held Wednesday, June 29. It’s been said that a leader is only as good as the people they surround themselves with, and having a good CFO in this economic and increased regulatory environment is truly priceless for any company.
The individuals recognized do more for their companies than balance accounting spreadsheets. They are humble, delegate, and are active partners with the top-level management, helping make key decisions and bringing company goals closer in sight.
These honorees are usually not the ones in the spotlight—as Larry Worrell, CFO of Big-D Construction said upon accepting his award, “As a bean counter, accountant, CPA and CFO I’m a back-office, stay-out-of-the-limelight kind of guy.” He said when he first heard the message saying he’d won an award, his first thought was to call the “known practical jokers” in his company to get the story. Many CFOs accepted the award not for themselves, but on behalf of their team. Gordon Holladay, CFO of SME Steel said, “Having a good team is critical to our success at SME.”
Being able to delegate is key to any leadership position, and that’s no exception with the various hats a CFO wears for their organization. Mitch Tibbitts, CFO of MountainStar Healthcare said he even tried to delegate his speaking responsibilities when he found out he would be saying a few words at the event. “In true CFO fashion, I’ve been trying to figure out how to delegate this,” he said. As did many CFO’s of the year, he thanked his wife and family for supporting him. “I’ve got my CEO at home taking care of business,” he said.
A complete 2011 CEO of the Year list is below. For more detail on each of these recipients, see our June 2011 issue.
David A. Kwant, Mountain America Credit Union
Scott E. Westra, Workers Compensation Fund
Brian Hall, Kilgore Companies, LLC
Gordon Holladay, SME Steel
Kent B. Forsgren, Spring Retail Group
Jim Madsen, Deer Valley Resort
Wolfgang T. N. Muelleck, People’s Utah Bancorp
Mark Eugene Whiting, Lifetime Products
Larry Worrell, Big-D Construction
Patrick Keenan, Kennecott Utah Copper
Brandon T. O’Brien, ZAGG, Inc.
Mitch Tibbitts, MountainStar Healthcare
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Casey and Alisa (Cadens brother and wife) had their baby on June 23rd. Her name is Ruby and she is adorable! We went to visit and meet Ruby on Monday. Hadlee looked so big next to her ... it was SOO crazy to see how much Hadlee has grown. She was even smaller than Ruby when she was born. Casey had been taking cute pictures of the girls and of course while we werent paying any attention the girls grabbed onto each others hands!! I looked down and noticed what was going on so Casey quickly snapped a shot. It was SO precious and so cute! I am sure it was a coincidence but it was so cute to see those sweet little spirits holding hands. I am sure it wasnt long ago that they were friends in heaven and anticipating their arrivals here on Earth. What a blessing these beautiful baby girls are. Ruby is darling and I am so glad they are only a few months apart so that they can always be close cousins and friends! Thanks again Casey for having your camera :).