December 16, 2017
    Congratulations to the 2017 honorees of the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards

    Annual luncheon gala will be Oct. 24 in Washington


    Congratulations to the 2017 honorees of the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards!

    The CFO of the Year is Guy Sheetz, SVP and chief financial and administrative officer of the Futures Industry Association.

    Honorees in new categories that premiere this year include Association CFO of the Year Allison Ingram, Director of Finance, Administration & Operations of the Society of American Military Engineers; and Philanthropy CFO of the Year Jim Thomasell, CFO of the National PTA.

    The Rising Star is Mark Hornby, Director of Operations at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

    The Transformational Leader honor was sunsetted this year.

    For the past five years, Sheetz has worked with FIA CEO Walt Lukken and the FIA board to transition FIA from a U.S.-focused trade association, to building FIA into the recognized global leader in the cleared derivatives industry. In 2016 FIA completed a merger of three futures associations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, creating one global market voice in the industry. In addition to traditional FP&A, Sheetz focuses on developing new FIA products to drive revenue, as well as FIA Technology Services, a for-profit subsidiary, which has saved the industry an estimated $200 million over the past seven years. 

    Sheetz joined FIA in May 2010 after a 21-year career with the Airlines Reporting Corp., where he served as Director of Financial Operations. 


    In her role at SAME, Ingram leads the 29,000-member organization’s financial direction, working closely with the executive eirector, a former U.S. Army general, and a national board. She is also in charge of day-to-day internal functions of the 25-person staff, and oversees the financial and legal stewardship of the SAME Foundation, which she helped to establish in 2016. Ingram joined SAME in 2015 from the National Society of Accountants, where she served as Vice President of Finance & Administration. 


    Thomasell has helped a wide array of organizations achieve their goals. He is a skilled financial executive and an energetic team builder, and has an exceptional record streamlining internal controls, managing IT and HR functions, and implementing complex enterprise technology solutions to develop new revenue streams that improve organizational profitability and achieve operational excellence. Before National PTA, Thomasell was executive director at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. 


    Hornby joined the FCCLA national staff as Director of Finance in 2014, but his title was changed to Director of Operations in 2016 to better reflect the role he plays in overseeing the finance, IT, HR and building aspects of the organization. During the past three years, he helped FCCLA increase their net assets from $836,000 to $3.5 million, increase their operating reserves from $432,000 to $3.3 million and reduce its debt from $778,000 to none. Previously he was senior accounting manager at the Associated Builders and Contractors. 


    The 2017 honorees will be feted at the annual luncheon program on Oct. 24 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Event hosts include founding sponsors Tate & Tryon, and West, Lane & Schlager; media partner Association TRENDS; and event sponsor the Nonprofit Finance Center. For details and to register for the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards luncheon, go to

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