OCBJ 2022 CFO of the Year Awards Nomination

The Orange County Business Journal is currently accepting nominations for the 15th annual CFO OF THE YEAR AWARDS. This program is designed to recognize senior financial professionals for their outstanding performance as corporate stewards. Candidates must be the chief financial officer (or equivalent) of a business headquartered in Orange County, CA. CFO of the Year Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Outstanding CFO of a Public Co.
  • Outstanding CFO of a Private Co.
  • Outstanding CFO of a Not-for-Profit Organization
  • Rising Star (Nominees for the Rising Star Award are not limited to CFOs; senior-level financial professionals may be considered)
  • Lifetime Achievement (Only open to past CFO Award winners of other categories)


  • OBTAIN THE NOMINEE’S CONSENT to participate in this awards program and be available for interview by a member of the judging committee.
  • ALL SECTIONS of the nomination form must be completed for consideration by the Selection Committee (complete online).
  • UPLOAD a full-color, high-resolution digital head-and-shoulders photo of the nominee
  • UPLOAD supporting materials (letters of recommendation, copies of news articles, etc.) or email materials to Melanie Collins at collins@ocbj.com (this is optional).

NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, February 14, 2022 by 9:00 a.m.


The Orange County Business Journal will publish a special CFO Advertising Special Report featuring profiles and photos of this year’s nominees on April 4, 2022.

Winners will be announced at the 15th annual CFO of the Year Awards Dinner & Program on May 5, 2022, at Irvine Marriott.

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For more information, please contact Melanie Collins, Senior Events Manager Email: collins@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-664-5065