40 Under 40

As CFMA celebrates 40 years, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the best and the brightest from the next generation of construction financial management leaders.

In February 2021, we asked members to submit nominations for amazing people under the age of 40 who are rising stars, positively impacting the construction industry and their companies. We received more than 115 submissions, which demonstrates the abundance of young talent within CFMA, below are this year’s class of 40 Under 40 honorees:

Yvette N. Aubin
CPA, CMA, CGMA, CCIFP
CFO, Ebsary Foundation Company
Kristin Bailey
CPA, CCIFP, CCA
Principal, KatzAbosch
Mark P. Barnett Jr.
CPA, CVA, CGMA, CCIFP
MBA Partner and Construction Industry Team Leader, AdamsBrown, LLC
Lindsey Benson
CPA, CCIFP
Audit Senior Manager, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Adam Carper
CPA
CFO, DCI Group, Inc.
Matt Cash
CPA, CCIFP
Director, BKD CPAs & Advisors
Elizabeth P. Cervini
Director of Surety Operations, Rosenberg & Parker
Chris Chumbley
Controller, Hahn Ready Mix Co.
Kevin Clary
CFO, Hyder Construction Inc.
Brad Collins
CCIFP
Division Controller, Barett Industries
Kyle K. Cook
CPA, CCIFP, CIT
Partner, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP
Amanda Corona
CPA, CCIFP
Partner, Bonadio & Co., LLP

Christopher Cowan
CPA, CCIFP
Senior Manager, Cohn Reznick LLP
Paul Crandall
CFO, Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Adam Dimmick
Audit Partner and Department Chair, Briggs & Veselka, Co.
Chris Galbraith
CFO, North Branch Construction
Christian Geismann
CPA
CFO, Schuchart
Arin Gonseth
CPA, CCIFP
CFO, Journey Group Companies
CJ Harney
CMA
Equipment Finance Leader, Cianbro Corporation
Kevin Jacobs
CPA
Partner, Moss Adams
Dan Kraft
CPA, CCIFP
Shareholder, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm
Rebekah B. Kuller
CPA, CCIFP
Senior Vice President - Finance, Nielsen Builders, Inc.
Daniel Kurek
CCIFP
Acting CFO, Chaney Enterprises LP
Zach Lang
CPA
Controller, McCownGordon Construction
T. Gaines Moorer
Vice President, Lakeview Risk Partners, LLC
Brittany Owen
CPA
Principal, Elliot Davis

Ben Pechan
CPA, CCIFP
CFO, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Billy Robinson
CPA, CCIFP
Partner and Firm Coordinator of Construction Services, Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP
Brandon Spears
CPA, CCIFP
CFO, Wayne Brothers Companies
Steven K. Spradin
CCIFP
Internal Audit Manager, Austin Industries
Daniel Stanhope
Partner, AAFCPAs, Inc.
Marshall Stein
CPA
Shareholder & Construction Group Leader, Elliott Davis
Victor Sturgis
CPA, CCIFP
Tax Senior Manager/Racial Equity Fellow, Crowe LLP
Victoria Terrell
Treasurer, Design Electric Inc.

Adam Tillman
CPA
Shareholder - Market Leader, BerganKDV
Joel Van Egdom
CPA, CCIFP
CFO, Interstates, Inc.
Hank Vincent
CPA, CCIFP, CRIS
CFO, Sloan Security Group
Sarah Vlasblom
CPA, CCIFP
Director of Operations - Audit, Beene Garter, LLP
Hope H. Voigt
CPA, MBA, CCIFP
COO, Tweet/Garot Mechanical
Owen J. Wyss
CPA
CFO, Complete General Construction Company

40 under 40 FAQ

When will nominees be notified? The judging for this award will take place from March 1-9. The winners will be notified on March 10 & 11 and will be announced on April 9.

You should nominate a CFMA member, who has accomplished specific achievements either in finance or for their company. We're looking for people under the age of 40 with a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance, and a clear track record of meaningful involvement.

No, self-nominations will not be considered.

Yes. However, multiple nominations for the same person do not enhance the nominee’s chances of being selected as an honoree.

This is a chance to honor a subordinate, peer, mentee, or even a mentor. This is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know a CFMA member who serves as an example to others, this is your chance to help share that person’s story with a larger audience.

A panel of judges consisting of CFMA members and staff will select the honorees based on the information conveyed on the nomination forms.

Well-done nominations tell a personal story and use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has made a mark on your company or the industry. The best nominations are clear, short, and complete.

The honorees will be featured in CFMA Building Profits magazine, Bottom Lines CFMA’s Monthly enewsletter, as well as on CFMA’s social media channels.

Yes.

Yes.