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CFO Roundtable

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Exchange best practices and build meaningful relationships

The CFO Roundtable is the preeminent forum for CFOs and senior finance executives to exchange best practices and can be invaluable for developing strategies for financial planning. Quarterly events are designed by and for CFOs and senior finance executives on topics relevant to the finance community. Alongside Terry College of Business, Office of Executive Programs, the invitation-only program facilitates peer-to-peer discussions that deliver practical value.

The interactive format engages attendees and provides new ideas to drive business performance. In addition, the program builds meaningful relationships within the community and participating sponsors. Created by Cushman & Wakefield (2005), in partnership with University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, the initiative has been a success across North America.

Previous Program Topics

  • Innovation
  • Opportunities & Threats in an Evolving World
  • Transformational M&A
  • Talent Development
  • Harnessing Technology
  • Cost Management
  • Economy and Markets
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organizational Leadership and Strategy 
Past notable speakers

Influencing Change

March 23, 2023


Jamie Gregory, Chief Financial Officer, Synovus

Andrea Mosley, Chief Financial Officer, Asplundh

Andrew Page, former Chief Financial Officer, Footlocker


Aneel Delawalla, Senior Managing Director/Senior Partner, Accenture

Leading with Courage:  Taking Smart Risks in an Uncertain World

October 19, 2022


Alex Pease, Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, WestRock

Dr. Margie Warrell, Senior Client Partner-Board and CEO Practice, Korn Ferry

Managing Macro Economic Headwinds

June 24, 2022

Pritpal Aujla, Chief Financial Officer, Roark Capital Group
Warren Gardiner, Chief Financial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange
Bert Nappier, Executive Vice President and CFO, Genuine Parts Company

Glenn Mitchell, Office Managing Partner, EY

Digital Transformation in Unprecedented Times

April 6, 2022

Scott Herren, EVP & CFO, Cisco
Kim Kleinhans, SVP Finance & Administration-Central Division, Comcast
Kevin Ostertag, CFO, Panasonic Automotive

Tiffany Brown, Managing Director, Accenture

Future Ready CFO

December 16, 2021

Janine Seebeck, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, BeyondTrust
Charles Freund, Chief Financial Officer, Fleetcor
Steve Wedge, Chief Financial Officer, TK Elevator Corporation

Helen Van Ness, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Optimization in 2021 ESG & Finance: CFO's Role

June 22, 2021

Karen Holcom, SVP & CFO, Acuity Brands
Chris Hagler, Managing Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Steven Nichols, Head of ESG Capital Markets, America, Bank of America Securities

Kurt Kuehn, Board of Directors, LocatorX; Retired CFO, UPS

Optimization in 2021

March 25, 2021

Richard McPhail, EVP & CFO, The Home Depot
Mark George, EVP & CFO, Norfolk Southern
Ann Gugino, CFO, Papa John's

Tiffany Brown, Partner & Managing Director, Accenture

Crisis Breeds Innovation (Webinar)

December 16, 2020

Brian Bowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Eric Evans, Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Big Ass Fans
Kelly Janzen, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, BlueLinx

Janine Brown, Atlanta Office Partner-in-Charges, Alston & Bird

Preparing for a Reopening (Webinar)

May 19th, 2020

Bill Knightly, Chief Operating Officer, GOS, Cushman & Wakefield
Marie Worsham, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Brian Berthold, Sr. Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Karon Woodcock, Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Nan Loudon, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Nicole Goldsmith, Director, Cushman & Wakefield

John O'Neill, President, SE and SC Region, Cushman & Wakefield

Scaling for Growth

December 6th, 2019

Robin Boren, SVP of Finance & Treasurer, Southern Company
David Pipes, CFO, Inspire Brands

Cyndi Joiner, Managing Director, Corporate Performance Improvement East Region Leader, Alvarez & Marsal

Dynamics of Running a High Performance Organization

June 26th, 2019

Derek Schiller, President & Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Braves
Alex Anthopoulos, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Atlanta Braves

Jill Robinson, CFO, Atlanta Braves


Leading Through Change

March 27th, 2019

A Conversation with Stacey Cunningham, President of the New York Stock Exchange

CFO's Role in Transformation

December 13th, 2018

John Gamble, Chief Financial Officer, Equifax
Julia Houston, Chief Transformation Officer, Equifax
Richard Peretz, Chief Financial Officer, UPS
Scott Price, Chief Transformation Officer, UPS

David Davidson, Managing Director, Accenture

CFO's Role in Crisis Management

June 22, 2018

Carol Tomé, CFO & EVP - Corporate Services, The Home Depot
Winnie Lerner, Managing Partner- Finsbury
Cari Dawson, Partner- Alston & Bird

Robert Long, Partner- Alston & Bird.

Demystifying Robotics

March 30, 2018

Andrew Beck, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, AGCO
Aleem Gillani, Chief Financial Officer, SunTrust Banks
Tara Radford, Vice President of Finance, CFO Software at NCR Corporation

Scott Geddes, Executive Director, EY

Partnering with HR to Advanced CFO Effectiveness

December 7, 2017

Peter Mondani, Vice President of Human Resources (retired), General Electric
Denise Dettingmeijer, Chief Financial Officer, Randstad North America
Paul Jacobson, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Delta Air Lines

Traci McCready, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Digital Finance

June 13, 2017

Devinder Ahuja, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – Novelis
Trevor Lang, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Floor & Décor

David Davidson, Managing Director – Accenture

Success in a Slow Growth Economy

March 14, 2017

Carol Yancey, EVP & CFO, Genuine Parts Company
Ron Domanico, EVP & CFO, Brinks
Richard McPharil, SVP-Finance, The Home Depot

John Schraudenbach, Managing Partner, EY


December 1, 2016

Dallas Clement, EVP & CFO - Cox Enterprises
Harald Henn, Vice President + CFO Mercedes-Benz USA

Thomas Elsenbrook, Managing Director, Lead of Corporate Performance Division - Alvarez & Marsal

Opportunities & Threats in an Evolving World

June 24, 2016

Cathy Smith, EVP & CFO - Target
Susan Mauldin, Chief Security Officer - Equifax
Peter Swire, Senior Counsel - Privacy & Security - Alston & Bird

Jim Harvey, Partner, Technology & Privacy - Alston & Bird

Transformational M&A

February 17, 2016

Ward Dickson, EVP&C for WestRock
Scott Hill, CFO - International Exchange
Stephen Smith, SVP+CFO, Veritiv

David Dandson, Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value Lead

The Agile CFO

June 4, 2015

Lorna Street, CFO - Kids II
Jim Morgan, CFO - Cardlytics

Amanda Setili, Founder and Managing Partner - Setili & Associates

The CFO as the Architect of Business Value

March 31, 2015

Sunil Ghatenkar, CFO - Coca-Cola Refreshments & Bottling Investment Group
Aleem Gillani, CFO - SunTrust
Robert T. O’Shaughnessy, EVP & CFO - PulteGroup

David Davidson, Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value Lead

The First 90 Days

December 10, 2014

Cameron Bready, Senior EVP & CFO - Global Payments
John Gamble, Corporate VP & CFO - Equifax
Evan Levitt, SVP & CFO - HD Supply
David Perlman, Executive Director & CFO - Dell SecureWorks

John Schraudenbach, Managing Partner, Accounts - Southeast Region - Ernst & Young

CFO Harnessing the Power of Technology to Execute Business Strategy

June 18, 2014

Dennis Story, EVP & CFO - Manhattan Associates
Greg Thompson, CFO - Axiall Corporation
Vish Narendra, CIO, Demand Mgt, Power Generation - GE Power & Water
David Wade, EVP & CIO - Primerica, Inc.

Joseph Berardino, Managing Director, East Region - Alvarez & Marsal


Advisory Board

All markets hosting the program establish a local Advisory Board. By providing thought leadership and insight into issues facing finance executives, the Board’s involvement drives timely content and program excellence. We are honored by the participation and contributions of the esteemed Board members listed below.


Ron Domanico (Chairman)
Brink's Capital and Global Head of Sustainability, Sourcing & Real Estate

Bruce Hausmann

Bob O’Shaughnessy

Dev Ahuja

Paul Jacobson
General Motors

Alex Pease

Pritpal Aujla
Former CFO
Roark Capital Group

Dan Janki
Delta Air Lines

Dominique Petitgenet

Ben Ayers
Dean & Earl Davis Chair in Taxation
UGA Terry College of Business

Kelly C. Janzen
SVP, CFO & Treasurer
BlueLinx Holdings

Richard Peretz

Dallas Clement
Executive Vice President & CFO
Cox Enterprises

Neil Johnston
Cushman & Wakefield

David Pipes
Inspire Brands

Denise Dettingmeijer
CFO North America & Global Business
Randstad North America

Kurt Kuehn
Retired CFO-UPS
Director, NCR

Alison Rand

John Gamble
Corporate VP & CFO

Richard McPhail
The Home Depot

Stephen R. Scherger
Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Warren Gardiner
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Clay Miller
Colonial Pipeline Company

Lorna Street
American Greetings

Mark George
Norfolk Southern

Tim Murphy
White Cap

Richard Westenberger

Aleem Gillani
Director, Audit Committee Chair
Freddie Mac

Bert Nappier
Genuine Parts Company


Eric Guerin

Susan O'Farrell
Leslie's Pools


Annual Dinner

The CFO Roundtable Annual Dinner and CFO of the Year Award gives us an opportunity to highlight the outstanding achievements of our local CFOs as well as offer a candid discussion on topics that benefit, inform, and entertain our guests.

November 30, 2022

More than 220 attendees learned new perspectives about Setting New Standards in Leadership from Goldman Sachs Chief Financial Officer. 

Denis Coleman, Chief Financial Officer, Goldman Sachs, Keynote Speaker

Kathy Waller, Executive Director, Atlanta Committee for Progress, Moderator / Chief Financial Officer (retired), The Coca-Cola Company

Stephen R. Scherger, Chief Financial Officer, Graphic Packaging International, CFO of the Year

October 28, 2021

More than 185 attendees learned new perspectives about Leadership in Corporate America from General Motor's Chief Financial Officer. 

Paul Jacobson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, General Motors Co., Keynote Speaker

Amanda Hindlian, Global Head of Capital Markets, New York Stock Exchange, Moderator

Trevor Lang, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Floor & Decor, CFO of the Year

December 16, 2020

Robert O’Shaughnessy, EVP & CFO, Pulte Group, Inc., CFO of the Year

The CFO of the Year Award recognized a senior finance leader in Atlanta for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the community and finance sector.

November 6, 2019

More than 280 attendees learned new perspectives about Leadership in Corporate America from Nextdoor's Chief Executive Officer.

Sara Friar, Chief Executive Officer, Nextdoor, Keynote Speaker

Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE, Moderator

David Pipes, CFO, Inspire Brands, CFO of the Year

Carol Tomé, Executive Vice President & CFO, The Home Depot (retired), Lifetime Achievement Award

CFO Roundtable presented Carol Tomé with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFO Roundtable Annual Dinner to recognize her leadership across Atlanta and the financial community.

October 25, 2018

The evening introduced 229 attendees the opportunity to learn from Walmart’s new CFO.

Brett Biggs, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart, Keynote Speaker

Alison Rand, CFO, Primerica, named CFO of the Year

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Presented to over 230 senior financial executives. Leadership in Corporate America emphasized the importance of winning as a team and building talent through an optimistic culture at Nike.

Andrew Campion EVP & CFO,
Nike Inc.

Paul Todd, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, TSYS, named CFO of the Year

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Presented to more than 240 financial executives. Setting New Standards in Leadership focused on developing talent and taking risks with respect to new opportunities.

Jeffrey S. Bornstein SVP & CFO,
GE Company - keynote Speaker

Ward Dickson, CFO – Westrock, named CFO of the Year

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The event gave 250 attendees the opportunity to gain insight to Walmart's success and vision for the future

Charles M. Holley - EVP & CFO, Walmart, Keynote Speaker

Paul Jacobson - CFO, Delta Air Lines named CFO of the Year

Thursday , October 30, 2014

The event gave 200 attendees the opportunity to gain insight to Johnson & Johnson’s success and vision for the future.

Dominic J. Caruso- VP Finance & CFO, Johnson & Johnson, Keynote Speaker

Kurt Kuehn - CFO, UPS named CFO of the Year

Women's initiative

Dynamics of Tomorrow's Workplace

May 9, 2023


Matt Campbell, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Elise Schroeter, Global Head, Organization & Talent Strategies, Board & CEO Practice, Senior Partner, Korn Ferry


Denise Dettingmeijer, Chief Financial Officer, Randstad North America

Networking Event for Women in Finance

The CFO Roundtable Women’s Initiative was launched in 2018 with the following mission – “To foster meaningful connections and provide valuable content to Atlanta’s senior female financial executives.” As the program continues to grow, we are focusing in 2019 on content and programming around leadership skills and ways in which women can impact their organizations. In addition to our women’s programs, we strive to increase awareness of the CFO Roundtable Quarterly programs and increase the attendance of the women members.

Fixing the "Leaky" Pipeline: Retaining Women Throughout Their Progression

January 12, 2023

Led by:

Ellie Morris, Partner, Audit, Ernst & Young, LLP


Celena Matlock, SVP, ESG Internal Audit & Compliance, Sierra Space

Julia McConnell, SVP & Chief Accounting Officer, WestRock

Brittany Boals Moeller, Managing Director, Southeast Region Head, Private Wealth Management & Institutional Client Solutions, Goldman Sachs

Changing Dynamics in the Workplace

April 28, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Led by:

Virginia Mathis, Principal, Financial Officers Practice, Korn Ferry


Anisha Madan, CFO, EMIDS

Karen Reid, Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis & Treasurer, Asbury Automotive Group

Judy Romano, CFO, Sage North America

Women in Leadership:  Build Your Brand

November 11, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Nadia Bilchik, President Greater Impact Communication

Women in Board Leadership:  Prepare, Navigate & Join

August 6, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Led by:

Virginia Mathis, Principal, Financial Officers Practice, Korn Ferry


Kelley Barrett, Board Member & Chair of Audit Committee, The Aaron's Company

Kristie Juster, CEO, Kimball International

Meredith Moot, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Enhancing Engagement

February 24, 2021 8:00am-9:00am

Led By:
Ellie Morris
, Partner-Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP

Lauren Childers, Managing Director & CFO, North Highland

Dr. Wendy Ruona, Associate Professor, University of Georgia's Mary Francis Early College of Education

Diversity: Driving Actionable Change

October 7, 2020 8:30am-9:30am

Led By:
Ayana Parsons
, Senior Client Partner, Board and CEO Inclusion, Korn Ferry

Dawn Bennett – Alexander, Associate Professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies, University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business

Nedra Jones, CFO, YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Celena Matlock, Audit & Compliance Executive and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader

The Balancing Act in Today's Crisis

April 23, 2020 8:00am-9:00am via Zoom

Led By:
Stacey Brown Randall
Take Control of Your Days During COVID-19

Member Spotlight:
Robin Boren, SVP of Finance and Treasurer, Southern Company

Action Steps that Create Meaningful Change - Session ll

June 13th, 2019 7:30am-9:00am

Led By:
Elba Pareja-Gallagher
, finance leader at UPS and founder of the non-profit

Action Steps that Create Meaningful Change in our Organization

March 21, 2019 7:30am-9:00am

Led By:
Elba Pareja-Gallagher
, finance leader at UPS and founder of the non-profit

How Do We Move The Needle - Session II

December 7, 2018  7:30am-9:00am

Interactive Discussion on Advancing Women

Closed session, invitation only

Led By:
Shannon Hassler, Principal, Advancing Women, Korn Ferry

Community Outreach

The CFO Roundtable has named the Georgia Council as their "Charity of Choice".

The Georgia Council on Economic Education helps teachers teach economics in creative and inspiring ways.

While Georgia teachers must be certified to teach economics, they face the highly challenging task of engaging today’s students in the complexities of the subject. We help teachers meet this challenge by:

  • Conducting in-person teacher workshops (more than 100 each year)
  • Delivering special programs like the Stock Market Game™
  • Creating and disseminating innovative instructional materials

Thanks to the support of businesses, foundations and individuals, we typically provide our services and materials at no cost to the teacher or school. More than 15,000 Georgia teachers have benefited from GCEE’s programs in the last three years alone. The number of Georgia students who have become better educated in economics is in the hundreds of thousands.

The Georgia Council on Economic Education reaches all of Georgia, serving teachers and students in all 159 counties. The range of GCEE’s reach in Georgia includes:

  • 180 public school systems, independent schools and home schools;
  • Twelve Centers of Economics Education, each housed on the campus of a university or college;
  • Nearly 200 schools and school systems are designated EconomicsAmerica schools, integrating them into a network of institutions committed to advancing the teaching and learning of economics.
Contact Us

John O’Neill
President, Central Region
Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia, Inc.

Addison Meriwether
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia, Inc.

Marybeth Wade
CFO Roundtable Coordinator
Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia, Inc.