Voices of CFMA

Voices of CFMA is a monthly podcast dedicated to telling the stories of industry leaders. Hear how guests got started in the construction finance industry, share advice that has shaped their careers, and moments they are proud about. You can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

 

Latest Episode

In February's episode of Voices of CFMA, Bruce Orr, the founder, CEO, and Chief Data Scientist of ProNovos  touches upon his journey to a leader in the construction industry. Along with his guest Sam Smith, the two reflect on society, growing up, and life. Join us as we discuss these topics, the power of empathy, and why change needs to start at the top.

Past Episodes

Check out our previous guests on the podcast.

Billy Robinson

On the first episode of 2024, Billy Robinson, CPA, CCIFP, discusses what brought him to CFMA, advice he's received and gives, what he does to relax (when he even can relax), the benefits of earning his CCIFP designation, and what he'll be up to at CFMA's 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition. 

Rhett Ennis

December's episode of Voices of CFMA features Rhett Ennis, Managing Director at CBIZ, as he discusses all of the amazing benefits that CFMA offers, what brought him to CFMA, the best advice he's received, and what he thinks about CFMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition

Andrea Castle

November's episode of Voices of CFMA features Andrea Castle, Managing Partner at Crowe, as she discusses what brought her to CFMA, the best advice she's received, and what she thinks is the greatest benefit of joining CFMA. There may even be some Thanksgiving food talk. If you're thinking about joining CFMA, there's no better time than during our 12+ Membership promotion!

Nicolle Taylor-Sheafor

October's episode of Voices of CFMA features Nicolle Taylor-Sheafor, CFO of Hardman Construction and Vice President of CFMA's Western Michigan Chapter. Join us to find out what Nicolle does to relax, what brought her to CFMA, the best advice she's received, and what she thinks is the greatest benefit of joining CFMA. If you're thinking about joining, there's no better time than during our 12+ Membership promotion!

Brad Anderson

For Suicide Prevention Month, September's episode of Voices of CFMA features Brad Anderson of IMA as he talks about how he got started with CFMA, what more he feels companies can do support their employees' mental health, and what he does to relax.

Samantha Lake

On the August episode of Voices of CFMA, Samantha Lake, formerly of CFMA HQ, talks about her new role as COO at ProNovos, looks back at her time at CFMA, and discusses some advice she has for the construction industry.

Jamie Montague

On July's episode of Voices of CFMA, Jamie Montague talks about how she got started in the industry, her experience receiving CFMA's Challenge Coin, why she thinks you should volunteer your time, and some great advice she has received over the years.

Janeen Butler

On June's episode of Voices of CFMA, Janeen Butler talks about how she got started in the industry, her work with various CFMA committees including DEI+, and she also reveals one fact about her you might not expect.

Dorothy Novak

On May's episode of Voices of CFMA, Dorothy Novak talks about how she got involved in CFMA, how she started in the industry, how she relaxes, and why she got started in the Suicide Prevention Committee.

Shawn Erickson

On April's episode of Voices of CFMA, Shawn Erickson, CFO of C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co., talks about how volunteering with CFMA has helped her both professionally and personally, her experience in the industry, and what she gets up to when she's not working.

Lindsey Benson

On this episode of Voices of CFMA Podcast, Lindsey Benson talks about her role at CBIZ MHM, what it's like to be a woman in construction, advice, and movies.

Chevonne Bacon

On this episode of Voices of CFMA, Chevonne Bacon shares her journey into the world of accounting, how she got involved with CFMA, why diversity is important, and great advice she’s received along the way! Don't forget to check out Chevonne on our People of CFMA Instagram page as well.

Bryce McDermott

On this episode, join Bryce McDermott, CFO of Branco Enterprises and a founding member CFMA's Ozarks Chapter, as he talks about how he got started in the industry, what led him to CFMA, how he founded the Ozarks Chapter, and some of the best advice he's been given along his journey. 

Cheryl Nagel

Cheryl Nagel is CFO of Pacific Northern Environmental, Past President of CFMA's Puget Sound Chapter, and recently authored an article on CFMA's Content Hub. On this episode, Cheryl shares how she got started in the industry, what brought her to CFMA, the many benefits of CFMA Peer Groups, and advice she has for people who are new to the industry. 

Jason Lovett

Jason Lovett is Chapter President of CFMA's Knoxville Chapter and is passionate about growing as a leader. On this episode, Jason shares how he made the leap from working in assisted living to risk management, how he got involved with CFMA, why diversity is important, and advice he has for people who are new to the industry. 

Francisco Enriquez

Join Francisco Enriquez, the co-founder of Adaptive, as he talks about how he got started in the industry, his view on how technology and construction are both progressing, and his favorite part of CFMA.

Tera LePari

Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, Tera LePari joins Voices of CFMA to offer a look inside the mind of mental illness, and shares what has been helpful for her when navigating stress in the workplace.

Tori Terrell

Tori is Controller and Treasurer at Design Electric, an electrical contractor serving the Central and Western Virginia area. She is also Vice President of CFMA’s Blue Ridge Chapter and our second subject for CFMA’s new Instagram project “People of CFMA.” Listen as she talks about her career, the best advice she's received, and her CCIFP journey.

Ben Osborne

Ben talks about the best advice he's received, how Spring Creek made an impact on him, and how he got started in insurance. Ben is also our inaugural subject for People of CFMA on Instagram. Please follow People of CFMA here

Mia Hummel

June is Pride Month, and Mia Hummel is on the podcast to talk about her career, how she got involved with CFMA, her experiences as a queer woman in the industry, and more!

Stephanie Magenau, CCIFP

Stephanie Magenau is an active member of CFMA and is passionate about growing as a leader and helping pass her knowledge down to future leaders. Listen to how she shares about getting involved in the construction industry, how to get involved in Emerging Leaders, and what advice Stephanie shares with our listeners. 

Tom Borgia

April 1 marks the beginning of the new year at CFMA, so this month's conversation is with the 2022-23 Chairman Tom Borgia. He shares his journey to the industry, career advice, and plans for his year leading the association. 
 

Hope Voigt

March is Women's History Month and Hope Voigt, CCIFP, is on the podcast to talk about her career, how she got involved with CFMA, her experiences as a woman in the industry, and more!

Ernest Ellis

Ernest Ellis, President, CEO & Founder of FS 360, took time out of his day and sat down to discuss the importance of intentionality and growing D&I efforts within your organization. Plus, how a serial entrepreneur ended up in the construction industry and the best advice he's ever received.

Jenny Spriggs, CMP

Jenny Spriggs, CMP, CFMA's Director of Meeting Services, shares her journey to CFMA and more about CFMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition. Save the date, the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition is May 14-18 in Atlanta, GA.

Stuart Binstock

In December, President and CEO Stuart Binstock, sat down to discuss his experiences with CFMA, a reflection of 40 years, and what the future holds for the Association. 

Mike Elek

Mike Elek, CFMA's Project Coordinator, sits down to discuss his time with CFMA and career prior to CFMA, plus he shares insight into CFMA's Financial Benchmarker, including the number one question he gets about using the benchmarked.

Emilio Alvarez

Emilio Alvarez is a long time CFMA member and leader in the construction finance industry. He sat down with us during Hispanic Heritage Month to discuss his career, his family's journey from Cuba to the United States in 1960, and the best advice he's received and what advice his gives to those new to the industry.

Tracey Fenolio

September is Suicide Prevention Month and CFMA took the opportunity to sit down with Tracey Fenolio to discuss the importance of suicide prevention in the construction industry, as well as stories about getting into the industry and getting involved with CFMA!

Pat Cebelak, CCIFP

Chairman of the Certification Board of Trustees Pat Cebelak from Triangle Associates sits down to talk about his passion for the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation and how it can elevate you as a professional. 

Rhonda Huismann

CFMA had a chance to talk with Rhonda Huismann about her career with Crowe, what saying ‘yes’ to new opportunities has done for her career, and advice she's received throughout her career. 

Jennifer Murphy

CFMA had a chance to talk with Jennifer Murphy about her career in construction, the benefits of diversity in the industry, and advice she's received throughout her career. 

John Corcoran

For May 2021's episode, CFMA had a chance to talk with John Corcoran about his career, his 35 year membership, all of the volunteering work he's done, and more!

Pam Hepburn

A conversation with Chairman Pam Hepburn, CCIFP about her career in construction accounting and how CFMA has helped her grow, plus the impact becoming a Certified Construction Financial Industry Professional (CCIFP) has had on her career. 

Kevin Booth

In this episode, Chairman Kevin talks about his experience as Chairman of CFMA, his transition from hospitality accounting to construction accounting, and what he has planned for the future.

Andrea Williams

A conversation with Andrea Williams about her career in construction accounting as a Black woman, her involvement with CFMA, and advice for newcomers.

Jen Haub

A conversation with Jen Haub about her career in the construction industry and what the planning process looks like for the Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Victor Sturgis

The fifth episode of Voices of CFMA is an interview with Victor Sturgis and shares his experience and shares about his position as Crowe's Racial Equity Fellow.

Steve Freinberg

The fourth episode of Voices of CFMA is an interview with Steve Freinberg on his experience in the industry and information about CFMA's Financial Benchmarker.

Yvette Aubin

The third episode of Voice of CFMA is an interview with Yvette Aubin, CCIFP, on her experiences in the industry and her involvement with CFMA.

Patsy Anderson-Dunn

CFMA's second episode is an interview with Patsy Anderson-Dunn, CCIFP, on her experience in the construction industry and Suicide Prevention Month.

Joe McLaughlin

CFMA is kicking off a brand new podcast with a conversation between former Chairman Joe McLaughlin, CCIFP and marketing coordinator Cait Platt.