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Greater Chicago Food Depository CFO Don Tusek named CFO of the Year

Don Tusek has been CFO at the Greater Chicago Food Depository since 2010.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Chief Financial Officer Don Tusek has been named the CFO of the Year by the Chicago chapter of the Financial Executives International.

Don was chosen amongst seven finalists in the not-for-profit mid-size company category at Thursday’s 3rd Annual Chicago CFO of the Year Awards.

“The award really says so much about the organization,” Don said. “We believe no one should go hungry, and certainly everyone can relate to that.”

Don has been CFO at the Food Depository since June 2010. He has 25 years of financial experience and has, throughout his career, had the opportunity to lead cost cutting initiatives, improve cash flow and improve profitability. Most recently at the Food Depository, Don orchestrated a shift away from the shared maintenance model, allowing agencies served by the Food Depository to pay nothing for donated food and devote more resources to programs and initiatives.

“We’re so proud of Don,” said Kate Maehr, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO. “Over the last three years, his skills and guidance have helped the Food Depository more efficiently achieve our mission of providing food for hungry people.”

Don has an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign and an MBA from Indiana University. He is also a registered CPA. He and his wife Nancy have two daughters, and live in Downers Grove. 

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