Howard Fickel has an over 30-year background in the real estate and construction industry, previously serving as CFO with Corna/Kokosing Construction Company, CFO of Karlsberger and Director of the Columbus Real Estate and Construction practice for Plane Moran. A graduate of Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a BS/BA, Fickel, a CPA, began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers. In his current position, Fickel has final P&L authority for the organization, including operational and financial planning, analysis and reporting, cash management and legal/risk management initiatives. He is responsible for strategic financial direction, development, and implementation of tactical action plans/procedures and fiscal responsibilities as well as control over fee development, contracts, billings, collections, project costing, accounting and tax procedures and risk management. Fickel holds the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional Designation from the ICCIFP and is the Past President of the local chapter of the Construction Financial Managers Association.