Officers

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Ben Osborne
President
Huntington Insurance
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Chris Greene
Vice-President
Continuum Services
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Jason Vissotski
Treasurer
Barton Malow Company
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Cindy Nelson-Walters
Secretary
Great Lakes Water Authority

Chapter President

Ben Osborne, CRIS Vice President, Senior Risk Advisor
Huntington Insurance
Ben.Osborne@huntington.com

Ben has been serving the construction industry for the last 15 years in capital efficient ways to managing risk.  He is a leader in the construction space and is currently Vice President – Senior Risk Advisor at Huntington Insurance owned by Huntington Bank.  He has a proven track record of putting the clients needs first and takes pride in talking about his first construction client he worked with when he first started his career he still retains as a client.

 

He holds his CRIS(Construction Risk Insurance Specialist) designation and  CyRM(Cyber Risk Manager) designation currently.  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business.  In addition to his service on CFMA Metro Deroit, he is also a member of CFMA NW Ohio, Ohio Contractor’s Association, and Pheasant’s Forever. 

 

Chapter Past President

Amanda Stuecher, CCIFP Controller
Continuum Services

Amanda has seven years of experience in the industry at Barton Malow Company. She is responsible for the preparation of the monthly financial statements, consolidation of the corporate forecast, analysis of budget performance reports, management and coordination of the annual business planning process, oversight of a defined contribution plan, financial planning and analysis, and various initiatives within the finance department. She has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s in Accounting from Oakland University. Amanda has been a member of CFMA since 2011 and received the CCIFP designation in 2015.


Chapter Vice-President

Chris Greene

Chief Financial Officer
Continuum Services

cgreene@continuumservices.com

As Chief Financial Officer, Chris Greene provides the financial insight and direction critical to managing the Continuum Services business. With over 16 years of accounting experience, Chris' financial management expertise, enhanced by his professionalism, provides the cornerstone for Continuum's success on a daily basis. His strong leadership skills promote a unified team that operates with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.

Chris has a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting information systems from Eastern Michigan University. Chris currently serves on the board of the Construction Financial Management Association of Metro Detroit (CFMA) and is a member of Building Owners & Managers Association of Detroit (BOMA) and Detroit Area Construction Association (DACA).

Chapter Treasurer

Jason Vissotski Corporate Analyst
Barton Malow Company    
Jason.Vissotski@bartonmalow.com

Jason has been with Barton Malow Company for three years and is responsible for the monthly overhead budget performance review, overhead forecasting and consolidation, the annual business planning process, annual personal property tax filings, and providing assistance to external auditors to help publish audited financial statements. Before working at Barton Malow Jason received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. In his free time Jason enjoys golfing, playing softball, and cheering on his favorite Detroit sports teams.

 

Chapter Secretary

Cynthia Nelson-Walters, CCIFP (Cindy Walters) Great Lakes Water Authority cynthia.walters@glwater.org

Cindy has over thirty years’ experience working as a construction financial professional in the commercial construction industry in Southeast Michigan with an emphasis on financial statement preparation, Work in Progress schedules and other reporting functions. She has been a controller for a masonry company, and for two heavy highway contractors. In her role as controller for these companies, Cindy also acted in the role of risk manager, contract administrator and compliance specialists. Ms. Walters has a Michigan Residential Builders License and is active in her personal life with real estate investment holdings. Cindy is a member of the CFMA National Heavy Highway Committee since 2010 and is the current vice chair of the Committee. Ms. Walters is also an officer on the Board of Directors of the CFMA Metro Detroit Chapter and chair of their Programming Committee.


Chapter Directors

Andrew J. Emmert, CPA Chief Financial Officer/Vice President
Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc.                                 Andrew.Emmert@sme-usa.com

Andy Emmert, CPA has more than 30 years of accounting experience. As Chief Financial Officer, Andy is responsible for all corporate and project financial accounting and finance functions, budgeting, project financial training, corporate banking relationships, corporate insurance, and all accounting and tax functions. He also serves as a strategic partner with SME’s leadership team and as Group Leader for the Information Systems Team. Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Detroit Mercy.

Joining SME in 2002, Andy establishes corporate banking relationships to negotiate lines of credit and loan covenants, as well as prepares and presents documentation to lending institutions to support increased line of credit availability and improved terms and conditions. Andy’s responsibilities also include evaluating the viability of major corporate purchases (including mergers and acquisitions) and their impact on operations and economic payback period. He is at his best solving financial problems; he enjoys the challenge of developing and improving systems and procedures related to finances that are repeatable and that create efficiencies. Andy is well known in the industry as a reliable and hard-working financial professional, which has paved the way for advancements in his career. While Andy is proud of receiving the SME President’s Award for Excellence in 2012, he is proudest of being selected to the SME Board of Directors in 2011.

Andy is active in many professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA); the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA); the Detroit Area Construction Association (DACA); and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) where he serves on the Finance Committee. He also served as a past Board Director member of Habitat for Humanity, and is active in the Knights of Columbus where he has held numerous leadership positions.

Away from the office, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim and visiting their two children, Jennifer and Christopher in San Jose and Chicago. He also enjoys maintaining his well-manicured yard and working on do-it-yourself home improvement projects. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoys fishing, golfing and playing hockey, as well as watching almost any televised sporting event.


Chapter Director

Justin Gysel, CPA Tax Manager
UHY Advisors
jgysel@uhy-us.com                                                      
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Chapter Director

Thomas Plagens CFO
Fairview Construction
tplagens@fairviewconstructionllc.com

Thomas J. Plagens is the CFO of Fairview Construction Services, LLC and has more than 20 years of experience in various industries including commercial construction, banking, commercial real estate, and public accounting. Most recently Tom spent the past 12 years as the CFO for a commercial general contractor in the Metro Detroit area before starting with Fairview Construction. Tom’s expertise includes a broad range of skills in accounting, finance, legal, human resources, tax, audit, and information technology. As Chief Financial Officer, Tom not only provides trusted information to the executive leadership team at Fairview, but also to the stakeholders in each construction project.

EDUCATION and licenses

  • Hillsdale College - Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, 1997
  • Certified Public Accountant – State of Michigan
  • Member of Construction Financial Management Association