Long-time Key West resident Elizabeth Miller will become the new Chief Financial Officer of the CFFK beginning May 17. A certified public accountant, Liz comes to CFFK having served as senior vice president and controller of Spottswood Companies and has more than 20 years’ experience working in financial management and accounting.
As the Community Foundation’s new CFO, Liz will be responsible for managing all aspects of CFFK’s finances, including budgeting, reporting, accounting, overseeing adherence to investment and financial policies, and compliance. Additionally, Liz will be cultivating relationships with and providing support to current and prospective fund holders at the Community Foundation, including individuals and families, nonprofit leaders and board members. The Foundation manages over 150 funds.
Liz will continue the diligent work of CFO Mark Songer, who is retiring in June after six years of service.
“As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the opportunity to augment our team with such a knowledgeable financial professional will help us take the Community Foundation to the next level,” said Jennifer McComb, CFFK’s President and CEO. “As our first-ever full-time CFO, Liz will make a difference in the Florida Keys indefinitely As our first-ever full-time CFO, Liz will make a difference in the Florida Keys indefinitely as we increase our assets under management to ensure a future of strong grantmaking to nonprofits.”
The Community Foundation connects people, resources and needs through philanthropy and works with donors to grant and invest more than $1 million annually to nonprofits throughout the Keys.
Liz has lived in the Keys for nearly 15 years. In addition to working at Spottswood Companies for nearly seven years, Liz has worked previously for Keys Energy in Key West and Turner Broadcasting Systems in Atlanta. She has a MBA degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS degree with a concentration in marketing from the University of Florida. Liz is a graduate of the Community Foundation’s Leadership Success Academy and has worked with Take Stock in Children and the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League. She has also served on the advisory board for the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and volunteered with Reef Relief.