Department of Finance chair Gerald Gay presents Michael Picchi, CFO of Comverge Inc., with an award at the 2009 CFO of the Year event.

CFO Council at GSU

Mission/Vision

Welcome to the CFO Council at GSU. The goal underlying the establishment of the CFO Council is to aid Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in carrying out its vision of becoming the leading college in financial education and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students and business executives.

Building a Two-Way Bridge Between Academia and Industry

The mission to accomplish this vision will be supported by building a two-way bridge between academia and industry that fosters strong relationships with leading Greater Atlanta businesses and other organizations. The CFO Council will provide an ongoing forum for ideas, suggested direction and support of the college in areas that relate to finance, accounting and business.

Techniques may vary but the CFO Council will support all areas where the college finds it desirable and beneficial to tap into the creative thinking and support of key industry CFOs (e.g., for advisory boards, mentoring of students, lecturing, programmatic insights, student recruitment, career planning and opportunities, relationship networking, and altruistic support).