Paul Vitale, Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations, Toy Industry Association named 2015 Nonprofit CFO Transformational Leader

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Bethesda, Md. | January 12, 2015 Paul Vitale, Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations of the Toy Industry Association (TIA), has been named one of the 2015 Nonprofit CFO Transformational Leaders. He will be honored at the 2015 Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon on March 13 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

"Paul transformed our operations at TIA in a number of ways.  He employed new software to make our budget development process more efficient, he professionalized our IT support system, and he transitioned us to a "Professional Employer Organization" model for our entire HR structure. TIA has world class operations thanks to Paul's initiative and leadership” said Carter Keithley, TIA President and CEO. 

Paul Vitale was named Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations at the Toy Industry Association in 2013 after having served as Vice President, Finance & Administration since November of 2007.

Mr. Vitale is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience. He has held senior financial positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and spent more than 10 years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining the Toy Industry Association, Mr. Vitale was Senior Director of Finance for the Greater New York Chapter of the American Red Cross for almost six years.

Mr. Vitale graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John's University in New York. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.

Mr. Vitale has been a volunteer director since 1995, holding positions as treasurer and vice president, of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association, a not-for-profit provider of mental health services to children and their families based on Long Island, NY. He also serves on the Compliance and Audit Committee of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system.

The 2015 Nonprofit CFO Transformational Leaders will be honored at the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon on March 13 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Also to be honored at the event are the 2015 Nonprofit CFO of the Year, and Nonprofit CFO Rising Star. For more information visit

About the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards: Each year the CFO Awards recognize the often unsung leadership role CFOs have in the important works nonprofits do, working generally behind the scene as a key supporter of the executive director, to keep the organization moving forward. The program is hosted in joint partnership with Association TRENDS, Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager Realty Advisors.