Our Mission

The CFO Council of Savannah provides a trusted and discreet forum for Coastal Empire & Lowcountry Senior Financial Executives and Corporate Decision-makers to share best practices; and discuss and inform members about financial and operational issues, legal and regulatory requirements, technology developments, etc.

Our Members

2 distinct groups comprise our membership:

1. Senior Financial Executives: Business Executives who are responsible, directly or indirectly, for the financial management and the financial well-being of their company, and who hold decision-making authority for their enterprise. Members may include CFO's, Controllers, Presidents, Owners, CEO's, COO's, Treasurers, Senior VP's, Directors of Human Resources, or other similar roles. Up to two SFEs per company, per meeting, please. As of January 2021, dues for all attendees will be $35/meeting, or $150/annual membership. 
2. Resource Company Representatives:  Resource companies are defined as companies that provide services and expertise related to relevant issues facing our SFEs. Representatives of resource companies are people who are not involved in the financial management or decision making of the company. They include entities who provide valuable insight as to relevant issues facing our SFE members. These companies may include Banks, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Insurance providers, Human Resource Experts, etc.  One CRC per company, please. As of January 2021, dues for all attendees will be $35/meeting, or $150/annual membership. 

Pay your $150 Annual Membership Dues
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(SFE or Resource Company):

Not an Annual Member? Pay your $35 per meeting fee
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Monthly Meeting

The August Meeting will be virtual. Please contact Geoff Kent at cfocouncilsavannah@gmail.com if you want to receive an invitation.

Date:              Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time:              8:00 am to 9:00 am.
Location:       Virtual. Please request an invitation to receive the meeting link.

Topic and Speaker:  

Regional Development Opportunities

 Plan to join us for a virtual meeting with Trip Tollison, the President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority as he discusses regional development opportunities. 


Hugh "Trip" Tollison

President and CEO

Savannah Economic Development Authority

Hugh “Trip” Tollison is the President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, overseeing all aspects of the organization including business attraction, business retention and expansion, World Trade Center Savannah and the Savannah Regional Film Commission.

He received his degree from the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, he served as an aide in Washington and Georgia for the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives and a governmental affairs consulting firm.  

Trip serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Jekyll Island State Authority, the Savannah Convention Center Authority, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Music Festival. Trip is the former chairman of the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah, Leadership Georgia and is a former Trustee of Leadership Georgia.  

Trip and his wife, Tracey, have two children.


Savannah Business Group (SBG) offers a unique approach to healthcare based on collaboration, governance, transformational delivery of care, distinctive healthcare services, predictable pricing and a focus on quality and value-based outcomes.  SBG is a local, trusted partner in managing healthcare costs.

Savannah Business Group on Healthcare Cost Management Inc. was incorporated in 1982, as a not-for-profit corporation comprised of regional businesses, industry and government.  SBG is a non-profit but taxable corporation and is the value-based, group purchasing arm of the membership.  Savannah Health Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Savannah Business Group and SBG in community programs.

Angela Wood serves as Executive Director for SBG and has more than 20 years of experience in account management, managed care, corporate benefits, global compensation and business transformation.  Angela provides operational oversight of the business coalition’s activities with SBG including value-based purchasing and healthcare management for self-insured clients. 


We are still seeking sponsors for upcoming months!  If your organization could benefit from some increased exposure to our CFO Council membership, please contact Roy Austin or Geoff Kent for more information!