CFO, American Coatings Association
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About this speaker
Ilana Esterrich is an accomplished strategic and financial executive with extensive experience in strategy, finance and accounting, and operations. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at American Coatings Association (ACA), a 501(c)(6) trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the approximately 312,000 professionals who work in it. She is directly responsible for overseeing financial management, operations finance and accounting, treasury, financial planning and business analysis, capital investment planning and management, Board of Directors management, financial systems implementation, and cross-functional business partnership across ACA and its subsidiaries: PaintCare, World Coatings Council, Graffiti Resource Council, AC Media, and PaintPAC.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Esterrich was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), a national security and defense research institution where she was responsible for annual and long-term strategic planning and execution, business development and fundraising, budget development, human resources, information technology, publishing, and day-to-day operations.
Ms. Esterrich has gained additional experience in consulting, operations, logistics, sales and marketing, and international operations through previous positions at Thomson-Reuters, General Mills, The Pillsbury Company, Computer Sciences Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand).
She is a Steering Committee Member of the Washington DC Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council (CFOLC), Advisory Council Member of the Women in Leadership Executive Program at The George Washington University School of Business, and a member of the Fundraising/Development Committee for Stem for Her, a non-profit organization promoting education to create awareness, excitement, and opportunities among girls and young women to launch successful STEM-related careers.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.