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CFO of the Year Award

Awards to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee Business Executives
in the Memphis Area to Honor Outstanding Financial Performance

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Memphis Business Journal and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Awards to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee chief financial officers to recognize outstanding performances in financial management for a company with headquarters located in the Mid-South or Memphis area. Awards will be given for public and private companies, nonprofits, and lifetime achievement.

A panel of independent judges will determine the winners based on outstanding performance for their companies during the fiscal or calendar last three years (2016, 2017, 2018) and 2019 projection. Criteria will include:

- Financial management: Demonstrated contribution to the company's growth and profitability, best practices, and complexity of transactions, with quantitative examples

- Company leadership: Demonstrated team leadership and superior management

- Strategic thinking: Ideas of initiatives that strengthened the company's strategic market position; success in overcoming business challenges or barriers

- Contributions outside the company (nonprofit work, community involvement, etc.) will also be considered.

Finalists will be featured in a special publication in the October 25th issue of the Memphis Business Journal and will be recognized at a special awards breakfast on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184051

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be a Chief Financial Officer or hold an equivalent position at a local company or organization.

Nominee's company must be headquartered in the Memphis or Mid-South area.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 2nd.

Once you have submitted your nominee's name, you will receive an email with revenue questions to complete.

Multiple nominations by a company for the same nominee are not needed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

See the URL for Full Text link below to submit a nomination.

Please contact Erin Moore at with any questions.

Memphis Business Journal
651 Oakleaf Office Lane
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-523-1000
Fax: 901-526-5240

Grant Coverage Areas:

Memphis or Mid-South area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas: Statewide;   Mississippi: North Mississippi;   Tennessee: East Tennessee