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Beacon Group Seeks CFO Board Director

The Beacon Group is a non-profit organization that creates employment opportunities for over 1,800 people with disabilities annually in Arizona. Beacon provides direct services such as job placement and has several businesses that employ people with disabilities, including contract manufacturing and facilities services. We serve people with all types of disabilities; the two most common are developmental and behavioral health. Our annual budget is just under $25 million and our pre-COVID paycheck count was over 800 each pay period. We were founded in 1952 and are very strong financially.

Beacon Group is looking for a new Board Director from the finance accounting world, preferably with CFO experience. In addition to serving on the Board, the Director would be on our Audit and Finance Committee. That Committee provides guidance in issues including our financial audit, 401K plans, employee benefits, investments, debt financing, and insurance. 

The time commitment is not heavy. We usually have six one to two hour Board Meetings annually and the Audit and Finance Committee meets about the same amount of time. There may also be one or two additional activities each year.

This is a great opportunity to serve the community and meet other community leaders.

Anyone with an interest can contact President/CEO, Greg Natvig directly at [email protected] or 520-622-4874.

FEAT Names New Board of Directors for 2020-2021

The Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson (FEAT) has elected its Officers and Directors for fiscal year 2020-2021.

The new OFFICERS include PRESIDENT Ellen Howlett, retired CFO of AGM Container Controls; VICE PRESIDENT Bob McGill, CFO of HDS / DSW Inc.; SECRETARY Chad Hunley, CFO of Miramonte Homes; and TREASURER Debra Davis, Controller & Chief Financial Executive of Bass & AssociatesThe EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is Pearl Ford-Fyffe.

The BOARD OF DIRECTORS include Tony Finley, CFO of Long RealtyBruce Grant, Benefits Consultant of CBIZ Benefits and Insurance ServicesGale McGuire, Senior Vice President of Robert Half InternationalMatt Nelson, Senior Vice President of Crest Insurance Group; and George Schlecht, VP of Finance/CFO of United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona.

Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson

The Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson (FEAT) was established in 2009. Together, FEAT members fulfill the primary purpose of providing a venue for senior financial professionals and executive affiliates from throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona to share information, ideas and fellowship. For information about our ten year history, membership, programs and more, please visit www.feat-az.org.