Reading, PA – The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) announced the appointment of Sara (Sally) Stewart as the organization’s first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously Sally was Principal in RKL’s Audit Services Group focusing on the non-profit and governmental sectors. Sally is a CPA with over twenty years of experience in financial accounting and reporting. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Saint Mary’s College with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business and finance.
According to GRCA President & CEO Randy Peers, “With the merging of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the Greater Berks Development Fund and the Greater Reading Economic Partnership, consolidated financial management has gotten more complex. Sally brings a wealth of experience and the expertise necessary to further the successful integration of all three entities under the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance banner.”
As part of her audit practice work at RKL, Sally managed a team that conducted the annual financial audits for the Greater Berks Development Fund, the largest of the three affiliated entities by assets. The GRCA itself has an annual operating budget of $2.8 million and net assets of $14 million.
“We are pleased that we were able to attract someone of Sally’s caliber and experience to serve as CFO,” said GRCA Board Chair, Dan Langdon. “As part of the senior leadership team at the GRCA, Sally will play a critical role in ensuring our finances are managed in an effective, professional manner.”
“I am excited to be joining the GRCA team in the newly created role,” said Sally. “The work the organization is doing to facilitate business attraction, expansion and growth and Berks County is mission that is very much in alignment with my own interests and values.”
In addition to her professional resume, Sally serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for St. Ignatius Catholic Youth Organization. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Originally from Berks County, she currently lives in Mohrsville with her husband and two sons.