Joe McLaughlin, CCIFP

A Message from CFMA’s 2018-19 Chairman

I look forward to welcoming you to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for CFMA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This year’s Conference features four dynamic general sessions, five ignite sessions, 11 mini-conferences, 42 breakout sessions – including six advanced sessions, eight dawn peer groups, and a multitude of social and networking experiences as we “Reach Out Branch Out Top Out” our way toward building our professional success.

I can assure you that an investment in attending CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition is money well spent. From the Exhibition packed with vendors providing solutions you need and top industry speakers to our 5K Walk Run for Charity and Closing Night Party, you will have ample opportunities to connect with CFMA members, speakers, thought leaders, exhibitors, and sponsors. You won’t find another conference that addresses all of the challenges that construction financial managers face daily, all in one event!

Get more information about the Conference at and follow us on social media (#cfmaconf). Register early to save, and don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with peers, make new acquaintances, and gain industry-specific knowledge as you look to “top out” your professional success with CFMA!


Joe McLaughlin, CPA, CCIFP
CFMA’s 2018-19 Chairman



Top Out

  • To complete the skeleton or framework of (a building, esp. a skyscraper)
  • To fill or rise to the top
  • To reach a peak, maximum etc.

Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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