Our Mission

The CFO Council of Savannah provides a trusted and discreet forum for Coastal Empire & Lowcountry Senior Financial Executives and Corporate Decision-makers to share best practices; and discuss and inform members about financial and operational issues, legal and regulatory requirements, technology developments, etc.

Our Members

2 distinct groups comprise our membership:

1. Senior Financial Executives: Business Executives who are responsible, directly or indirectly, for the financial management and the financial well-being of their company, and who hold decision-making authority for their enterprise. Members may include CFO's, Controllers, Presidents, Owners, CEO's, COO's, Treasurers, Senior VP's, Directors of Human Resources, or other similar roles. Up to two SFEs per company, per meeting, please. As of January 2021, dues for all attendees will be $35/meeting, or $150/annual membership. 
2. Resource Company Representatives:  Resource companies are defined as companies that provide services and expertise related to relevant issues facing our SFEs. Representatives of resource companies are people who are not involved in the financial management or decision making of the company. They include entities who provide valuable insight as to relevant issues facing our SFE members. These companies may include Banks, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Insurance providers, Human Resource Experts, etc.  One CRC per company, please. As of January 2021, dues for all attendees will be $35/meeting, or $150/annual membership. 

Pay your $150 Annual Membership Dues
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Not an Annual Member? Pay your $35 per meeting fee
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Monthly Meeting

The July Meeting will be held at the Savannah Golf Club

Date:              Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time:              Coffee begins at 7:00 AM, Breakfast at 7:20 AM
Location:       The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 East President Street 
Please register for the meeting by 5 PM Monday, July 26th.  
Topic and Speaker:  

Discussion with Mayor Van Johnson

As the City of Savannah emerges from the pandemic, what were the lessons learned from leading the city through a major crisis? Please join us for a conversation with Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah as he discusses lessons learned while leading Savannah both from his management team and the community perspective. How has the pandemic affected or changed the city's strategic plan? What are the city's plans going forward in terms of economic and infrastructure development? 


Mayor Van Johnson

City of Savannah

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but with strong Savannah roots, Mayor Johnson is a graduate of the New York City Public School System and has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Savannah State University and Georgia Southern University.

As a former radio talk show host, political commentator and former author of local weekly columns, Mayor Johnson has distinguished himself as an independent, thoughtful and passionate voice on current events.

As a nationally certified professional in Human Resources and a Georgia-certified Law Enforcement professional, Mayor Johnson has utilized his unique skillset as a sought after trainer, speaker and consultant in these areas. He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia.

In 2004, Mayor Johnson was elected as the Savannah City Council’s Alderman for the First District. He was re-elected to 3 subsequent terms by the citizens of the District averaging more than 75 percent of the total vote. During his tenure as an Alderman, Mayor Johnson served as Mayor Pro Tem and Vice Chairman of Council. He consistently used this sacred platform to advocate on behalf of the least, the last and the lost; and to promote inclusion and equity for all of Savannah’s citizens.

Mayor Johnson also demonstrated leadership nationally as only the fourth elected official from Savannah to serve on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities. He also recently served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the National League of Cities, becoming the first Savannahian to hold such an office.

Mayor Johnson is nationally recognized as an innovator and thought leader in youth development and engagement through his service of over 23 years as the Director of the Chatham County Youth Commission. Since that time, he has assisted cities and counties across the country in developing governmental youth leadership programs, including co-founding the Savannah Youth Council in 2004.

This dedication to children, youth and families has also been displayed in our local community. He has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, past Board Chair of the Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services in addition to numerous local non-profit organizations. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, along with numerous other social and civic organizations.

Mayor Johnson’s leadership and humanitarian efforts have been recognized with numerous awards, honors and distinctions, including a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Savannah State University. 


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If you are a first time attendee or have not attended a meeting in the last eighteen months, we encourage you to attend the June meeting free of charge. The CFO Council is a great way to network with fellow finance professionals.


Regular Meeting Attendance guidelines:

Senior Financial Executives (SFE's): Up to 2 per meeting. SFE’s are company management personnel who are responsible, directly or indirectly, for the financial management and financial well being of an organization.  SFE’s may include but are not limited to: CFO’s, Controllers, Vice President-Finance, Treasurer, President, CEO, Business Owners. etc.  

Resource Company Representatives (RC): 1 per meeting. Resource companies are defined as companies that provide services and expertise that may be of value to SFE’s.  Representatives of resource companies are people who are not involved in the financial management or decision making of the Company. Resource companies may include but are not limited to banks, insurance providers, lawyers, investment advisers, public accountants, colleges, staffing/recruiting, payroll providers, consultants, bookkeepers, etc.


We are still seeking sponsors for upcoming months!  If your organization could benefit from some increased exposure to our CFO Council membership, please contact Roy Austin or Geoff Kent for more information!