Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy 

November 22, 2021 – Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. And there is no let-up in sight.

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Charmian Hauck as the new CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy. The non-profit helps to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California. “We are extremely pleased to have Charmian join our team,” said Tony Budrovich, president and CEO of Catalina Island Conservancy. “Her extensive background in both public and corporate accounting and demonstrated expertise with non-profits will help ensure the conservancy is able to fulfill our mission in a fiscally responsible manner for decades to come.” Ms. Hauck has more than 30 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance including 20 years in the non-profit sector. In the world of corporate finance, she has managed accounting departments from $5 million to $500 million companies across a variety of industries. While working in the non-profit sector for the last 20 years, she has led the finance departments of various non-profits including more than a decade with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor.

In her new position, Ms. Hauck will manage and optimize the conservancy’s financial actions and planning to help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission of protecting and restoring Catalina Island. “Over the years, I have spent many weekends camping, hiking, fishing and boating all over Catalina,” Ms. Hauck said. It continues to be one of my absolute favorite places to relax and renew my spirit,” said Ms. Hauck. “Working with Catalina Island Conservancy is my ideal next adventure. I look forward to being able to make a difference in my own backyard with an organization that is so perfectly aligned with my personal values.”

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Ms. Hauck has served as a member of the Amazon Business Customer advisory board for the non-profit sector and as a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America CFO Roundtable. She is a current board member of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance where she also serves on the audit committee.

A Responsible Steward

Founded in 1972, the mission of the Catalina Island Conservancy is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the conservancy stewards approximately 42,000 acres of land, 50 miles of rugged shoreline, an airport, and more than 200 miles of roads. Twenty miles from the mainland, the Island is a treasure trove of historical and archeological sites, and numerous rare and endangered animals and plants. In 2020, the non-profit’s total revenues were $19.4 million, including investment revenue of $8 million and operating revenue of $11.4 million. For 2021, budgeted total operating revenue is $10.4 million and total operating expenses are $10.1 million. Both reflect lower than unusual activity due to anticipated ongoing impact related to the pandemic.

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Shelli Herman and Associates has a long roster of clients, including Otis College of Art and Design, Catalina Island Conservancy, the Annenberg Foundation, Pacific Northwest College of Art, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and University of California, Los Angeles.

Ms. Herman, who has 20 years of executive recruitment experience, has a strong record of leading searches and building upper management teams for a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies. She has completed senior-level assignments in many industries, including consumer products, healthcare, high technology, and finance, as well as for non-profit and cultural organizations.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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