Chapter History

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of CFMA was incorporated in January 1986. The initial officers were:

President   John Corcoran   Double AA Constructors
Vice President   Jim Richter   Universal Roofing
Secretary   Joe Quigley   Kitchell
Treasurer   Sheryl Chamberlain   Linthicum

The following have since served as Chapter President:
  • 1986-1987     John Corcoran
  • 1987-1988     Jim Richter
  • 1988-1989     Joe Quigley
  • 1989-1990     Sheryl Chamberlain
  • 1990-1991     Lloyd Brown
  • 1991-1992     Scott Thomas
  • 1992-1993     Doug Hughes
  • 1993-1994     Dottee Mulcahy
  • 1994-1995     Greg Frost
  • 1995-1996     David James
  • 1996-1997     Deb Dubree
  • 1997-1998     Diane Christensen
  • 1998-1999     Greg Winters
  • 1999-2000     Marj Weber
  • 2000-2001     Carol Knott
  • 2001-2002     Lynn Reid
  • 2002-2003     David Beer
  • 2003-2004     Teresa Walker
  • 2004-2005     Kristy Cox
  • 2005-2006     Marty Garrison
  • 2006-2007     Cindy Lee
  • 2007-2008     Lisa Autino
  • 2008-2009     Michelle Giesen
  • 2009-2010     Tom Lawless
  • 2010-2011     Kris Roe (Newman)
  • 2011-2012     Jim Bracy
  • 2012-2013     Kevin Burnett
  • 2013-2014     Anne Devine-Thul
  • 2014-2015     Dave Miller
  • 2015-2016     Ryan Evans
  • 2016-2017     Lynne Pace
Valley of the Sun has never had a repeat President and has always had a General Member of CFMA as President.

Founding chapter members, who have retained their membership:
    •  John Corcoran   CICPAC
    •  David James   FNF Construction
    •  Kenneth Zylstra   Imperial Contracting LLC 

Other VOS members who have celebrated their 25 Year “Silver” Anniversary of membership:
    •  Lorri Franklin     The Structures Group SW, Inc.
    •  Gerald Mann     Wespac Construction
    •  Phillip Taylor     BeachFleischman, PC
    •  Richard Usher     Hill & Usher Insurance & Surety

Two founding members of the VOS chapter went on to serve as CFMA National presidents:

    •  John Corcoran     1988
    •  Joe Quigley     1993-1994

Joe Quigley - founding member, third chapter president, 1993 National president and viewed by many as the leadership force behind the VoS chapter’s success, passed away in 1995. National Headquarters has memorialized him by giving an annual award in his honor. The Joe Quigley award recognizes CFMA members who, like Joe, demonstrate outstanding chapter participation, leadership, and dedication to CFMA activities that promote the mission of the organization.

VoS Members have been recognized with the following awards from CFMA National:

Debra Hahn Award
  • John Corcoran, 1994
  • Dorothy Mulcahy, 1997
  • David James, 2000
  • Marj Weber, 2015
Joe Quigley Award
  • Marj Weber, 2004
  • David James, 2015
Danny Parrish Award
  • John Corcoran, 2013

VoS has received the following awards from CFMA National:
       
1990     Academic/Student Liaison Award
       
1992     Chapter of the Year (More than 100 Affiliates)
       
1993     Recognition Award
Special Events/Projects Award
Academic/Student Liaison Award
       
1994     Chapter of the Year (More than 100 Affiliates)
Achievement Award
       
1995     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Golf Tournament/Fundraiser for Education Endowment Fund”
       
1996     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Mock Mediation/Arbitration”
       
1997     President’s Excellence Award
Distinguished Progress Award
Showcase Award “Toughest Sheriff in America Luncheon”
       
1998     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Bank One Ballpark Luncheon”
       
1999     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Economic Outlook Seminar”
       
2000     President’s Excellence Award
Distinguished Progress Award
Showcase Award “Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour”
       
2001     President’s Excellence Award
Distinguished Progress Award
Showcase Award “3rd Annual Past Presidents Forum”
       
2002     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Electric Light Parade Float”
       
2003     President’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Southwest Contractor Magazine Insert”
       
2004     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Decade Accolade (Participating in the CRP for 10 Consecutive Years)
Showcase Award “Apprenticeship Lab”
       
2005     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Member Services Award (More than 121 Members)
Showcase Award “Local Family Donation”
       
2006     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Chapter of the Year Award (More than 121 Members)
Showcase Award “Giving Back to the Community”
       
2007     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Chapter Technological Improvements”
       
2008     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Chapter of the Year Award (More than 121 Members)
Largest “Basics” Attendance Award (65 Attendees)
Showcase Award “Chapter Achievements”
       
2009     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Chapter Achievements”
       
2010     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Distinguished Progress Award
Chapter of the Year Award (More than 121 Members)
Member Services Award (More than 121 Members)
Showcase Award “9th Annual Executive of the Year Banquet”
       
2011     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “25th Anniversary Gala”
       
2012     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Joint Luncheon with ABA, ASA, NAWIC & SAA”
       
2013     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Amazing Chase Treasure Hunt”
       
2014     Chairman’s Excellence Award
Showcase Award “Investing in the Community Through Charitable Involvement”
       
2015    

Chapter of the Year Award

Chairman's Excellence Award

2016       

Chairman's Excellence Award

Showcase Award "25th Annual Golf Classic"                                                                             


The Valley of the Sun Chapter hosts the following events annually:
  • Construction Executive of the Year Awards Banquet
  • Education Programs addressing current topics
  • CCIFP Overview Seminar and Exam
  • Golf Tournament
Funds earned through the Golf Tournament are used to fund scholarships to university students who have declared a major in accounting, business, or construction. Scholarships are awarded to students in the fall and spring semesters. VoS also funds scholarships to its members for first-time National Conference attendees and to those who take the CCIFP Overview class and sit for the exam.

In addition to its annual events, VOS also:
  • Hosts monthly lunches with speakers on industry topics, each offering CPE credit to members
  • Invites members to participate in quarterly charity activities including citrus gleaning for food banks, food box packing for Feed My Starving Children, fundraising walks for UMom Homeless Shelter, and work days at non-profits
  • Encourages member networking at social outings such as ASU vs. UofA basketball game, Diamondbacks baseball game, and happy hours
  • Has an active Young Construction Financial Professionals program that meets regularly and positively contributes to chapter activities
  • Hosts New Member Breakfasts to assist and encourage new members to connect with other members and become involved in chapter activities.