The Business Record has named Karla Jones-Weber, chief financial and administrative officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, as the Deloitte CFO of the Year. The award honors an often unrecognized individual who demonstrates outstanding performance in his or her role as corporate financial steward.

Under her leadership as chief financial officer for the past 16 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines has grown from $30 million to more than $640?million in assets under administration. The organization now manages more than 2,000 charitable giving funds, compared with just over 100?when Jones-Weber became CFO. 


Jones-Weber’s investment acumen has benefited the Community Foundation and its donors greatly, say its leaders. Her role in the?oversight of the Community Foundation’s investment portfolios has yielded returns?that maximize charitable investments,?and thus opportunities for giving in the community, said the foundation’s president, Kristi Knous. 


“Her expertise, innovation and leadership has elevated the work of the Community Foundation, earned the trust and respect of those we serve and is sought from colleagues locally and nationally,” Knous wrote in a nomination letter. “Karla’s tireless work has strengthened the community in countless ways. While she does not seek personal recognition for her leadership, she has left her thumbprint on many of our most treasured and important community projects and initiatives.”  


The award will be presented to Jones-Weber on Jan. 28 during the Business Record’s annual Economic Forecast. 

Economic Forecast event details:
Jan. 28 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Virtual event | Register here