San Francisco, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The Selection Panel of the 12th Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is proud to announce the 2017 Bay Area CFO of the Year Winners:

Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award: Robin L. Washington, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Winner, Public Company – Large: Stephen M. Robb, The Clorox Company

Winner, Public Company – Small to Medium: G. Bradley Cole, Genomic Health

Winner, Emerging Company: Stuart West, Automattic

Winner, Non-Profit Organization: Carl Nichols, Girl Scouts of Northern California

Winner, Non-Public Company: George R. Lotti, Jr., Heat and Control, Inc.

Winner, Transformation Agent: Cathie Lesjak, HP Inc.

The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is presented by Larkin Street Youth Services in partnership with the San Francisco Business Times, and title sponsors Deloitte and Marsh & McLennan Agency. Proceeds benefit Larkin Street’s work to prevent and end youth homelessness.

At this year’s Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards ceremony on Wed., May 24, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, nearly 500 guests celebrated the Finalists and Winners, raising over $500,000 to support Larkin Street. Philip Jones, a Larkin Street client, shared how Larkin Street’s housing, education and employment programs helped him go from homelessness to college.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., spoke as well, after being introduced by Kevin Young CBE, Chief Operating Office at Gilead.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition and share it with my sponsors, colleagues and family, who have all supported me throughout my career,” said Ms. Washington. “The phenomenal leaders I’ve worked alongside and the innovative environments I’ve been a part of, across different industries, have inspired me in so many ways. Knowing this event greatly benefits the work of Larkin Street Youth Services and the critical resources they provide to at-risk and homeless youth makes this honor even more special.”

Ms. Washington joined Gilead, a global biopharmaceutical company, in 2008 and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where she oversees the Finance and Information Technology organizations. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer of Hyperion Solutions, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007. Ms. Washington is a member of the Board of Directors of Honeywell International, Salesforce.com, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and the Board of Visitors Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. A certified public accountant, Ms. Washington holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Selection Panel is comprised of business and academic leaders including Alison Davis (Managing Partner, Fifth Era, Board Member: Royal Bank of Scotland, Diamond Foods, Fiserv, Unisys, and Ooma), Mary Huss (Publisher, San Francisco Business Times), Sharon McCollam (Winner, 2012 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, Former Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Best Buy), Byron Pollitt (Winner, 2013 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Visa), and Richard Rosenberg (Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America).

 

Learn more at cfoawards.org

 

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About The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards

Now in its 12th year, The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards event is a partnership between the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services recognizing outstanding CFOs in the Bay Area. The event has raised over $5 million to benefit Larkin Street Youth Services and the homeless youth they serve. Learn more at cfoawards.org

 

About Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, education, employment and health services to at-risk, homeless and runaway youth. Larkin Street reaches ages 12 to 24 across San Francisco and has served over 75,000 homeless and at-risk youth since 1984.

Three out of four youth who complete the full range of Larkin Street programs successfully exit homelessness permanently. Larkin Street is at the forefront, working at the local, state and federal levels to create the circumstances necessary to make instances of youth homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

For every dollar invested in homeless youth, society sees $8 in social benefits or saved costs.

Learn more at larkinstreetyouth.org

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Veronica Pastore
Larkin Street Youth Services
415.673.0911 x305
vpastore@larkinstreetyouth.org