Donna Walker, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hoosier Energy, was selected as an honoree for Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year.
Editors of the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) explain the significance of the award: “If the CEO is a captain of industry, then the chief financial officer is the navigator, with one eye on the charts, another on the stars, and both hands on the steering wheel. In IBJ’s ninth annual CFO of the Year program, we recognize these first officers who plot the safest financial course and allow their firms to make waves.”
IBJ launched the CFO of the Year award in 2008 to recognize these individuals who are critical to the company’s management team and overall success.
“The selection process is always difficult for the awards program,” said Greg Morris, president and publisher of IBJ.
Selection criteria includes the CFO’s dedication to his/her organization’s obligations, high ethical standards, contributions to his/her organizations’ overall growth and involvement in the community.
Walker was in the private companies (revenue over $100M) category alongside CFOs from the Indiana Supreme Court and the former CFO, now COO, of St. Vincent Health.
“I’m very humbled and honored by the IBJ’s recognition,” Walker said. “I so enjoy working with the 18 member distribution cooperatives