Enter AAFCPAs’ Drawing to Attend the BBJ’s 2022 CFO of the Year Awards

AAFCPAs is pleased to again sponsor the Boston Business Journal’s 14th annual CFO of the Year Awards program, and we would love to have you join us as our guest for this memorable in-person lunchtime reception.

This event will honor the best in local finance, including AAFCPAs’ client Liz Chaves, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Rosie’s Place. Liz manages finance, accounting, human resources, and other administrative areas for an organization with 80 employees and a $9 million operating budget.

Liz Chaves has been with Rosie’s Place since 2014 and manages the Fiscal and Operations departments. Liz is devoted to Rosie’s Place mission with all her heart. As a part of their dedicated and faithful team, Liz plays one of the organization’s key roles in providing a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. She is focused on helping others and making a difference in our community.

Thursday, July 14 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

We are holding a random drawing to reward TWO lucky AAFCPAs clients with complimentary tickets to the in-person luncheon.

Raffle Closed: Winners will be announced soon

Please submit your entry by Thursday, June 30th.
Our winners will be announced on Friday, July 1st.
The single ticket (including meal + beverages) value is $150.00    

Additional honorees include (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Christine Albertelli, Draper
  • Christopher Caprio, Focus Technology
  • George Elston, Head of Corporate Development, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals
  • Ian Estepan, Executive Vice President, Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Karen Foley, Symmons Industries Inc.
  • James Frates, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals
  • Anthony Patti, Reading Cooperative Bank
  • Betsy Ward, MassMutual
  • Michael Ellis, FlyWire

Each year, the BBJ also presents the F. Gorham Brigham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual like Gorham who has created a meaningful legacy in the local finance profession. AAFCPAs congratulates this year’s honoree Mark Kerwin, a retired Deputy Director and CFO at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The BBJ will also present its inaugural Trailblazer Award to a pioneering Black finance executive. This year’s recipient George Russell JR. is a Boston-born former vice president of State Street Corp. who was a prominent Black executive in the 1970s and ’80s, a time when Boston’s business leadership was even less diverse than it is today.

CFOs are a dynamic force in achieving the vision of companies! AAFCPAs is happy to recognize these innovators involved in nearly every facet of the organization including governance, performance, and strategic growth. Join us again as we celebrate CFOs and the often-unsung leadership role they play in moving organizations forward.