Congratulations to Greg Bokman, CFO of Washington International School. This Northern Virginia native likes to head to he parks out west for vacation. His advice to his younger self is, "relationships are the most important thing in life. Cultivate them." Great advice! We asked him what's keeping him up at night and he replied, "technology and the disruptive change it can bring."
Meet Tea Gennaro, Senior Director, Controller at Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Tea is from Albania and likes Rosa Mexicano as a lunch spot. Her advice to her younger self is, "Figure out what you want to be, make a long-term plan and write it out." We asked her what's keeping her up at night and she said, "keeping up with new technology."
Say hello to Greg Mitchell, EVP, Finance & Administration and doing great work for the ALS Association. His advice to his younger self is, "relax and see the big picture." We asked him what's keep him up at night and he said, "keeping up with technology and the different ways to engage constituents." Sounds familiar!
And congratulations to Sonya Rowling, Director, Accounting Ops & Financial Reporting at the National Rifle Association. An Alexandria, Virginia native, Sonya likes Costal Flats and Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Her advice to her younger self is, "realize that the right career is a journey and not a sprint." We asked her what's keeping her up at night and she said, "cybersecurity risks."
Rick Tedrick is the CFO of the NRA Foundation and a mega-Maryland fan. This Clear Spring, Maryland native likes Mom’s Kitchen for lunch and vacations at Rehobeth Beach. His advice to his younger self is, "never let the clock dictate when you should leave the office.” And what keeps Rick up at night?, "maintaining membership dues and contributions consistently on a yearly basis.” He’s probably not the only one losing sleep over that!
Big congrats to Jean Gooding, SVP Finance and Administration at Distilled Spirits Council. This Greensboro, NC heads to Florida for vacation (she didn’t tell us where, though) and would advise her younger self is, "find your passion and pursue it.” Sometimes easier said than done! What's keeping Jean up at night, "the cost of benefits, especially healthcare.” We hear that.
2017 Trending 40 honoree Ryan Hickey, Sr. Director Accounting & Ops at Pharmaceutical Care Management Association. This Massachusetts native likes to lunch in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden (that’s a new one!) and wants to get back to Capri, Italy for his next vacation. His advice to his younger self is "don't be afraid to take the road less travelled.” And we asked him what's keeping him up at night and he responsed, "benefits that impact the employee work-life balance."
And big congrats to our good friend Ginette Colot, CFO of the Aerospace Industries Association. This New Jersey native does lunch at the Silver Diner and vacations in Michigan (up on the lake somewhere, we’re guessing.) Her advice for the 20 year old Ginette is simple: “Be kind to yourself” and what keeps her up at night is the "increasing competition for qualified talent."