The Construction Financial Management Association Welcomes Newly Elected Officers for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year


For Immediate Release:

Director of Marketing
CFMA, Princeton, NJ

The Construction Financial Management Association Welcomes Newly Elected Officers for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year.

Princeton, N. J., April 3, 2013— The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is proud to announce the election of its officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Among its 6,500 plus members, the officer role is the highest-ranking volunteer member position within the 32-year-old professional organization.

Effective on April 1, the new CFMA national officers are: Chairman, Patrick A. Cebelak, CCIFP, CPA, Controller, Granger Construction Company, Lansing, MI; Vice Chairman Steve C. Tenney, CFO, Story Construction, Ames, IA; Secretary Ben M. Brahinsky, President, Leap Financial, Denver, CO; Treasurer J. Brad Robinson, CCIFP, CPA, VP/Treasurer, Lend Lease, Charlotte, NC; and Immediate Past Chairman Erika R. Urbani, CCIFP, CFO, R.D. Olson Construction, Irvine, CA.

Most of the officers have earned their CCIFP credential from the Institute for Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP), demonstrating their commitment to the highest professional standards for construction financial professionals.

“We are excited to welcome this year’s officers, who we know will continue CFMA’s dedication to bringing together construction financial professionals and the partners that serve their unique needs,” said Stuart Binstock, CFMA President and CEO.  “Their passion, combined with years of experience in the industry, will help strengthen and deliver on CFMA’s four strategic goals: member value, chapter/headquarters relationship, education, and external recognition,” he added.

 “My focus at CFMA will primarily be on helping chapters thrive, expanding and improving CFMA’s educational programs, both in-person and online, and positioning CFMA as the leading advocate for financial issues that impact the construction industry,” said Patrick Cebelak, the new Chairman of the organization. He continued: “I am honored to have stepped into the role of Chairman, and I look forward to working with my fellow officers to make strides towards achieving our goals for CFMA.”

The Construction Financial Management Association is the only non-profit individual member organization in the world dedicated to serving the financial professional in the construction industry. Established in 1981, it serves more than 6,500 members in 88 chapters across the United States and Canada, publishes an award-winning business journal, CFMA Building Profits, and offers a variety of educational and professional development and connection programs through its chapter network, at its Annual Conference & Exhibition, and distance learning via the Internet. Membership in CFMA provides construction financial professionals with unique opportunities for industry networking, career development, and personal and professional growth. Visit for more information.