April 2020 Get to Know our CFO, Heather! Connect With Us By: admin At 16, she was a cashier at Publix and graduating from high school. Now, this mother of three and busy CPA somehow finds the time to sits on multiple boards including the Florida Institute of CFOs, and the Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. We could not be prouder to have her leading our #PDIFamily and on our executive team. Get to know our amazing CFO, Heather Ford! In this article by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Heather touches on being a Tampa native, graduating high school at 16, family, and her roles at PDI that eventually led her to being CFO. Heather’s overall focus on the future of the organization and managing corporate risk has led to the creation of new roles within her team — strategic development and internal audit — both of which were filled by longtime, high-performing employees. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching my team enhance their expertise, develop new skills and grow in their careers. Creating an environment where that can happen is very exciting and rewarding.” Her advice for successfully managing a company budget? Creating accountability and visibility. Involving the department leaders in the creation of the budget increases their accountability for hitting the number and creating visibility helps the budget owners stay on track. Read the full article to learn more about her and her CFO insights! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Heather Ford, CFO In the Media Share Post Explore Related News May 2021 PDI’s first female 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Star August 2020 Raghu is a CIO of the Year Honoree! April 2020 Design-Build: Moving construction forward November 2019 We’re a ONE Tampa Bay honoree!