Africare News Release



Africare VP Among Top CFOs in Washington


Jack Campbell

From left to right: Africare Vice President of Finance, Jack Campbell and Africare President Julius E. Coles

Washington, DC April 26, 2009— Jack Campbell, Africare Vice President, Finance and Management, was among 11 SmartCFO honorees selected this year by the Washington SmartCEO organization. According to the organization, “Overseeing a company’s financial activity and integrity is far from simple. Chief financial officers are crucial to a company’s success because of their ability to create financial plans, aid a company through a merger or acquisition and contribute to the business strategy, all while demonstrating high ethical standards.”

Jack Campbell has more than 18 years experience as a CFO, the last five of which he has spent at Africare. Since his arrival at Africare, Campbell has brought an impressive order to cash management, internal controls, transaction processes and reporting systems. He has gained control of cash flows, establishing a weekly cash balance reporting system from over 25 Africare field offices, revamping and implementing online banking reporting and transfer systems in the U.S. and establishing consistent disbursement approvals and protocols.

President of Africare Julius E. Coles noted, “Jack Campbell has done an outstanding job for Africare. He is the person who has really put our financial house in order by gaining control over expenditures and by tightening up our system of financial controls. It would not have been possible for Africare to achieve what we have achieved in the past five years without his critical assistance. Jack has been the lynchpin of our financial operations and has assured the overall success of Africare as one of the best NGOs on the continent of Africa.”

All 11 winners were honored at the SmartCEO/Justin Bradley CFO rooftop terrace reception last week in Washington, DC. Each honoree was highlighted for his or her accomplishments and presented with the 2009 SmartCFO award.

Africare is a leading non-profit organization specializing in African development aid. It is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $760 million in assistance and support — over 2,500 projects and millions of beneficiaries —to 36 countries Africa-wide. Africare has its international headquarters in Washington, DC, with field offices currently in some 23 African countries.