Heavy Highway All Stars: Caryl Coronis

Caryl Coronis is CFO of NBG Constructors, a Houston-based bridge construction and repair company with an average revenue of over $40 million. A Houston native, Caryl attended Houston Baptist University, where she earned double major degrees in accounting and political science. She earned her CPA certificate shortly after graduating.

Prior to joining NBG, Caryl learned about equipment management working with a large commercial landscaping company. “Equipment management is the same whether it is a mower or a dozer,” says Caryl. “You still have to have the right equipment to perform your company’s work, maintain it properly, and maximize usage.” She feels this experience has enabled her to help improve the equipment management at her current company. Caryl also gained valuable knowledge dealing with labor issues while at the landscape company, an experience she believes has also helped her at her current company.

Caryl joined CFMA in 2006 and has been an active member of the Houston Chapter ever since. She has served in many leadership roles including Chapter President and is currently the chapter representative for the Lone Star Conference. At the national level, Caryl has served on the Executive Committee, Financial Survey and Benchmarker Committee, Conference Program Committee, and Finance Committee.

Caryl feels CFMA’s greatest benefit has been the ability to develop a personal professional network. She has had to make a career change twice because the company she worked for was sold and, in both cases, she was able to find an opportunity through her CFMA network.

Caryl’s advice to young accountants is to quickly get your CPA and work for a public accounting firm to get initial experience and build your resume. She advises young CFMs to join CFMA and actively engage at both the chapter and national level.

Caryl is an avid runner and in her free time is heavily involved in fundraising events for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a coach and mentor. She also enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren and has two more grandchildren on the way.


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Herb Brownett, CCIFP

Herb Brownett, CCIFP, is the President of Brownett & Associates, LLV, a construction financial management consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA.

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