CFO Studio Honors Two Atlantic Health System Finance Executives

June 13, 2019 at 12:37 AM

MORRISTOWN, NJ – CFO Studio recently recognized two Atlantic Health System finance executives for their contribution to the company’s economic growth, stability, and success at the recent CFO Excellence Awards, which recognize CFOs who demonstrate outstanding work for the year.

Joseph D’Auria, chief financial officer for Morristown Medical Center, was recognized with the Hospitals and Healthcare CFO Industry Award, and Keith VanFleet, Atlantic Health’s director of corporate accounting and reporting, was recognized with the CFO of the Future Award.

“I would like to congratulate both Joe and Keith for these recognitions, which demonstrate their commitment to making healthcare more affordable and improving the way we deliver care for our patients,” said Kevin Lenahan, senior vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for Atlantic Health System. “These recognitions are a testament to their leadership, acumen, and innovative ways of problem-solving that contribute to Atlantic Health System’s strong bottom line.”


CFO Studio works to bring executives and organizations together to form relationships, create dialogue and help professionals flourish. CFO Excellence Award nominations are evaluated by CFO Studio’s audit partner, with finalists and award recipients selected by an independent panel of judges.

At the CFO Excellence Awards ceremony and dinner, CFOs receive awards in specific CFO-focused categories with finalists acknowledged for their achievements.

2019 CFO Thoughts


In 2019, what challenges will CFOs in your industry encounter and what important focus will drive CFOs’ ability to succeed on their companies’ behalf?

Entering 2019, manufacturing and distribution (M&D) CFO’s have eyes focused outside their company’s four walls like never before. Three external influences in particular are driving attention and planning from M&D leadership:

1. Tariffs and trade – What actions should the company be taking to mitigate risk, diversify the supply chain and manage the impact on margin for what could be a two or six year problem, depending on the election cycle?

2. Data security – Is the organization adequately defended against cyber-security threats, phishing and malware? Is critical data secured in ways that are compliant with regulations such as GDPR and California’s Consumer Privacy Act?

3. Recession – What’s the potential for this to hit the industry, knowing that M&D often feels the impact of a recession six months before the rest of the economy does?

– Doug Schrock, Managing Principal, Crowe LLP Manufacturing and Distribution Services

CFO Studio announces the launch of the Apparel, Restaurants & Retail CFO Industry Dinner & Dialogue Series in Manhattan.


Manhattan, NY: February 19, 2019 –  Andrew Zezas, Publisher and Host of CFO Studio, announced the launch of the Apparel, Restaurants & Retail CFO Industry Dinner & Dialogue Series in Manhattan.  CFOs at Apparel, Restaurants & Retail companies will meet in a fine restaurant (location to be announced shortly), over a great meal while chatting about industry trends, common challenges, successes, career issues, and so on.  PwC has been named as a Business Development Partner for this Dinner & Dialogue Series.

CFO Industry Dinner & Dialogue events promote open discussion among peers, take place quarterly, and include 8 to 12 CFOs who attend from large, middle, and small market companies.  CFO Studio has launched the CFO Industry Dinner & Dialogue Series in the following industries:  Food & Beverage, Flavors & Fragrances, Healthcare & Hospitals, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and others.

CFOs attend these events at no cost and may reserve a seat at

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio brings CFOs and select organizations together to foster dialogue, share insights and intelligence, participate in thought-leadership, promote their companies, forge relationships, enhance careers, by connecting with select CFO peers, select Business Development Partners, world-class thinkers, and others.

CFO Studio hosts large, small, industry and geographically targeted live CFO events, including the CFO Innovation Conference, the CFO Excellence Awards Gala, the CFO Studio Reception Series, the CFO Intell Dinner Series, the CFO Industry Dinner & Dialogue Series, and custom events, in New Jersey, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC, and in other U.S. markets.

CFO Studio’s business development partners and presenters include or have included Agfa, American Express, Atlantic Health System, Atrium Staffing, Avis Budget, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BDO, Benjamin Moore & Co, BMW, Brooklyn Nets, Brother International, CapitalOne, CFGI, ConAgra, Crowe, Dassault FalconJet, D&B, Dechert, Deloitte, EisnerAmper, Encyclopedia Britannica, The Federal Reserve, Godiva, HondaJet, Horizon Blue Cross, HP Financial Services, HUB International, Jaguar Land Rover, JLL, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lowenstein Sandler, Mass Mutual, Mercedes-Benz, Morton Salt, NBCUniversal, The New York Jets, Oracle, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Philadelphia Phillies, Pinnacle Foods, Prager Metis, Prudential, PSEG, PwC, Quest Diagnostics, ReedSmith, Robert Half, SAP, Showtime, Subaru, TD Bank, Tribeca Films, Quest Diagnostics, Ulta, Verizon, Vonage, Withum+, Wm Grant & Sons, York Risk, Yorktel, and other exciting organizations.

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