INCOMING iccifp chairman’s corner
the institute of certified construction industry financial professionals
BY JOHN G. ROGOZ, III, CCIFP, INCOMING CHAIRMAN
Outlook & Challenges for
ICCIFP’s 10th Anniversary
As a new year approaches for the Institute, I am
proud to be your Incoming Chairman. Taking the
reins at this point in the Institute’s existence –
our 10th anniversary – is exciting.
The organization has evolved over the past
decade to establish the CCIFP credential as
the premier designation for financial management excellence in the construction industry.
Determined leadership over the course of these
years has strategically placed the Institute on the
doorstep of opportunity today.
In my coming term, I am dedicated to carrying on
the great tradition of leadership we have enjoyed,
while at the same time exploring new opportunities to enhance benefits of certification to all
CCIFPs. The vision for our future is powerful!
This year, the Institute will make a concerted
effort to reach out to as many people in the
industry as possible to share with them what the
CCIFP credential is about. Conveying the benefits of our unique, industry-specific certification
and gaining buy-in with executive leadership of
construction companies will enhance the reputation of the credential for all in our industry.
In addition, as we continue to broaden our reach
to CFMs who may be unfamiliar with the designation, we are confident that our numbers will continue to grow. ICCIFP cannot merely survive – it
must thrive. We need to sell the industry on the
great benefits that the CCIFP designation brings
to the marketplace. We have a compelling story
to tell – so let’s tell it!
In the coming year, I desire to improve com-
munication between the Institute leadership and
the certificate holders we serve. I am not talking
about more e-mail; rather, the Officers and Board
of Trustees would like to hear feedback from
CCIFPs! What areas do you feel we should focus
on? What can we do to enhance the credential in
the industry? We have a lot of work ahead of us.
The bad news is: Time flies. The good news: We
are the pilots!
Vice President of Finance
We compete for an individual’s time in volunteer
service to various ICCIFP Committees and the
Board of Trustees as they balance their needs
with their families and careers. We also need to
understand today’s competitive business climate
and use our volunteers’ time wisely and engage
them in meaningful and productive projects and
tasks that contribute to the value of the CCIFP
All professional associations contend with challenges, including increased competition for new
and renewing members, variable revenue sources,
and rising costs. But, I am confident that our
leadership team and dedicated volunteers can
overcome these challenges and deliver greater
We need to improve our efficiency with the limited available resources. We need to continue to
reach out to all industry stakeholders and define
the CCIFP credential as the mark of excellence
that sets our profession apart. We can make this
a landmark year for the Institute and I hope you
will be a part of it.
I encourage you to contact me with your feedback – good and bad – on how we’re doing in
delivering value to you as a CCIFP. And, of
course, I’d be happy to address any questions,
comments, suggestions, ideas, or opportunities –
from what we can do better to how you can get
Together, we will work hard to ensure success
for the Institute – after all, we are only successful
when we help our CCIFPs become successful,