Jim Thomasell, National PTA, named 2017 Philanthropic CFO of the Year

Contact: Jamie Herring
Phone: (240) 235-0271

Bethesda, Md. – Jim Thomasell, chief financial officer for National PTA, has been named the 2017 Philanthropic CFO of the Year. He will be honored at the 2017 Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.

As a financial executive, Thomasell is skilled at process redesign, leading cross-functional teams and partnering finance with business operations. He also has an exceptional record streamlining internal controls, managing IT and HR functions, and implementing technology solutions to develop new revenue streams that improve organizational profitability and help ensure operational excellence.

“We are elated that Jim has been honored as the 2017 Philanthropic CFO of the Year,” said Nathan R. Monell, CAE, National PTA Executive Director. “Since joining National PTA in 2015, Jim has strengthened operations through cost reduction, implemented technology solutions to eliminate redundancies, and amplified programs through strong business processes, all while addressing day-to-day activities and serving as a vital resource to our staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. This prestigious honor underscores his exceptional leadership, deep knowledge and drive for excellence. He is truly deserving of this recognition.”

Prior to joining National PTA, Thomasell held positions as executive director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, vice president and chief accounting officer for Volunteers of America, and senior manager with Deloitte. Thomasell resides in Bethesda, Md. with his wife and two sons.

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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.