Deputy Treasurer Fran Lawrence Named CFO of the Year
Award recognizes excellence in corporate financial
Raleigh, N.C.—The Department of State Treasurer announced
today that Fran Lawrence, the Department’s Chief Financial Officer, was named a
CFO Award winner by the Triangle Business Journal. Lawrence, along with the
other winners, was honored at a lunch in Raleigh on Thursday.
The CFO Awards honor outstanding financial executives who
exemplify excellence as corporate financial stewards. Lawrence received the CFO
Award for Government.
At the Department, Lawrence serves as Deputy Treasurer
overseeing the Financial Operations Division, which is charged with properly
accounting for, and reporting on, all funds that are deposited, invested, and
disbursed through the State Treasurer. The Division also performs the State
Treasurer's role of serving as the state's banker, and to ensure that efficient
banking services are provided to all state agencies and institutions.
“I rest easier knowing that Fran Lawrence is the CFO at
the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer,” said State Treasurer Janet
Cowell. “She is an experienced financial professional who has brought the
operations of the state's bank and the back office accounting and reporting for
over a $100 billion state investments to the next level. She is a manager who
makes sure her team has the tools and training they need to achieve excellence
and grow in their own careers.”
Lawrence joined the Department in 2011, having previously
worked with Progress Energy and Deloitte. She possesses both a bachelor’s and
master’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. Lawrence
stayed in Raleigh following graduation, where she currently lives with her
husband, three sons and mother.
“The 2014 class of
winners shows the experience and expertise we have in the financial sector in
this community,” says Bryan Hamilton, publisher of Triangle Business Journal.
“Not only are they providing sound fiscal oversight for their companies, they
are impacting how they grow.”
View the full list of winners
View a high-resolution photo of Fran Lawrence with Treasurer Janet
Cowell at the awards lunch on July 10, 2014 in Raleigh