Minneapolis, November 21, 2016 — YA Chief Financial Officer Bill Koschak is being honored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal with its annual CFO of the Year award. Koschak, one of 15 financial executives to be named, received the honor in the “small private company” category.
A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominees, scoring them on their contributions to their companies and to the broader community.
“Bill plays a critical role in shaping not only YA’s financial success, but in the strategic course we are setting to create continued growth and cutting-edge offerings for our clients,” said YA President and CEO Chris Behrens. “His background, financial acumen and commitment to YA and our community made him a clear choice for this honor.”
Before joining YA, Koschak was vice president of finance and CFO for the $2 billion Convenience and Foodservice business at General Mills. He also held roles within the General Mills Controllers group and led their Global Internal Audit function. Prior to General Mills, Koschak was an audit partner at KPMG LLP where he led the Banking, Finance & Real Estate practice for the Minneapolis office.
Koschak, a certified public accountant (CPA), is also a member of the Board of Directors of 1st Financial Bank USA and the Audit Committee of the Board of Regents at Augsburg College. He is a member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Corporate Directors, Association for Corporate Growth, Financial Executives International, American Institute of CPAs and Minnesota Society of CPAs. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit Panther Foundation for Spring Lake Park Schools.
Koschak received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College in the Twin Cities, with a major in business administration and minor in economics.
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