CFMA Awards

Tony Stagliano

On May 17, 1999, CFMA’s Executive Committee unanimously approved the creation of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award in memory of former CFMA president and Valley of the Sun Chapter founding member and leader, Joe Quigley. Under his leadership, the Chapter developed its highly successful golf tournament to raise money for college scholarships. Joe’s commitment to local chapter activities, and CFMA in general, epitomizes the dedication and commitment of CFMA volunteers.

This Memorial Award recognizes outstanding chapter participation and activity. It is given each year to that CFMA General or Associate Member who exemplifies the following:

  • Enthusiasm in the promotion of CFMA at the local chapter level
  • Contribution at the local chapter level (including participation in CFMA functions and committees)
  • Activities that support CFMA’s Mission and Strategic Goals
  • Consideration for, and service to, fellow CFMA members and the local community
  • Significant years of contributions to CFMA

Note that Officers from CFMA or ICCIFP are ineligible for the award until three (3) years have elapsed from their terms of service. Also, previous winners of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award are ineligible to win the award again.

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Bob Biehl


The Debra Hahn Memorial Award was created by CFMA’s Executive Committee on July 14, 1991 as a remembrance of Debra Hahn, who died in a plane crash on March 18, 1991. Debra was one of the founders of CFMA’s Charlotte, NC Chapter, a former member of the Board of Directors, and treasurer of the Massachusetts Chapter at the time of her death.

This Memorial Award recognizes outstanding CFMA participation and activity on both the local chapter and CFMA organization-wide levels. It is given each year to that CFMA General or Associate Member who exemplifies the following:

  • Enthusiasm in the promotion of CFMA
  • Contribution at the local chapter level (including participation in CFMA functions and committees)
  • Involvement at the CFMA organization-wide level (including participation in CFMA functions and committees)
  • Activities that support CFMA’s Mission and Strategic Goals
  • Consideration for, and service to, fellow CFMA members
  • Significant years of contributions to CFMA

Note that Officers from CFMA or ICCIFP are ineligible for the award until three (3) years have elapsed from their terms of service. Also, previous winners of the Debra Hahn Memorial Award are ineligible to win the award again.

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Cal Beyer


The Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award, named after its first recipient, was established by CFMA to recognize and publicly honor a CFMA member who:

  • Demonstrates the capacity to inspire and motivate others,
  • Exhibits a strong work ethic in achieving outcomes,
  • Has the ability to unite various sectors in achieving common goals,
  • Is an innovative thinker who has led CFMA to prosper through specific initiatives, and
  • Has demonstrated leadership capabilities over a minimum of 10 years of service, including chapter and CFMA organization-wide activities

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Al Clark


The award was created by National Chairman Mel Burges in 2011 for the purpose of recognizing a CFMA member who exhibited extraordinary performance for one or more CFMA initiatives during his/her term in office. This award is available every year, but not mandatory and awarded at the discretion of the Chairman.

The first annual recipient of the Chairman’s Award is Gordon Marshall for his tireless work in the development of CFMA’s first eLearning course, Revenue Recognition. Bringing this course to our members and profession was no small task and even though it was a team effort, Gordon was truly the driving force behind it and his work will be the framework for all future eLearning courses.

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