Joann Strobbe named finalist for CFO of the Year

Joann Strobbe, MS, associate vice president and chief financial officer for USF Health, was named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2011 CFO of the Year awards.

Strobbe, who also serves as vice dean for finance and administration at the USF College of Medicine, was selected as one of nine finalists in the Nonprofit Organization category. An independent panel of judges chose 29 finalists in six categories.

All finalists were were recognized at a Feb. 24 luncheon, where the category winners and overall CFO of the Year were announced.

Steven Blair, associate vice president and chief development officer at USF Health, nominated Strobbe for the award. He praised her “dedication and commitment to excellence, and a sense of humor that is tempered with sincerity.”

“Joann serves as a bridge between and among USF Health, the USF campus and the USF Foundation – each with its own CFO and philosophies of how budgets should be managed, yet she works hard to keep all sides engaged and partnered without losing her own agenda in the process,” Blair said. “She is not only self motivated, but inspired and organizes various groups with great tact and efficiency.”

Strobbe has more than 25 years experience in university financial administration. She currently oversees a budget exceeding $400 million for USF Health, which encompasses the university’s colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School Physical of Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. She administers all financial and student management systems for USF Health, oversees general accounting and research compliance activities, and prepares financial forecasts for legislative and affiliated institutional needs. She also oversees audits, financial compliance, and effort reporting.

Strobbe is actively involved with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and is the past national chairperson for the AAMC Group of Business Affairs.

Before joining USF in 1989, she was a university administrator and directed auxiliary services at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Her BA in economics and MS degree in higher education administration were earned at SIU.