CFO‰’s Look to Sharpen Greater Charlotte‰’s Business Advantage

3.7.2011 General, News Release, School News

CHARLOTTE, NC – Chief Financial Officers in the greater Charlotte area are issuing a call to action to sharpen their community’s competitive edge in business. Several CFOs will join moderators Steve Reinemund, Dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business, and Nick Araco, CEO of The CFO Alliance, for a forum titled “Driving Corporate Growth in Uncertain Times” on Tuesday, March 15 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte.

“When it comes to the economy, jobs, and capital, the CFOs of the Charlotte community understand that greater collaboration always begins with discussion, and a more collaborative community is a competitive advantage for growing businesses,” said Reinemund.

“Every business does what it can on its own to sustain performance and ensure its competitive footing,” said Araco. “The question is ‘what can Charlotte now do collectively as a community to achieve an even greater advantage?’.”

Finance leaders who will serve as panelists include:

Scott Boulware, CFO, ESP Systems, LLC
Patrick Fitzgerald, CFO, WMF Americas, Inc.
Shelley White, CFO, United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc.
George Beckwith, CFO, National Gypsum

The event is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and networking session. The forum will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The ticket price is $59. To register, visit or email

Wake Forest University Schools of Business offers both Evening and Saturday MBA for Working Professionals programs in Charlotte, NC. For more information on these programs, contact Leslye Gervasi, Director of Wake Forest University Schools of Business Charlotte MBA Programs at or 1.888.WAKE.MBA.

Wake Forest became an academic partner of The CFO Alliance in 2009. The CFO Alliance holds bi-monthly breakfast roundtables in nine markets across the country with aggressive plans to grow globally. With a growing network of thought leaders and online tools powered by, The CFO Alliance continues goes beyond social networking to foster a trusted peer community for CFOs and financial leaders.