Ron Riebe Of KeyBank Named National Financial Executive Of The Year


MONTVALE, N.J. and MENLO PARK, Calif., September 13, 2006 -- The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) and Robert Half today announced that Ron Riebe, vice president of Cleveland-based KeyBank (, has been selected as the national winner of the 2006 Financial Executive of the Year Award. He was chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted throughout the country for executives demonstrating exceptional achievements in the finance and accounting fields.


Riebe, who joined KeyBank in 2002, is recognized for his role in contributing to the operational efficiency and profitability of his organization, including the development of automated financial models for various districts served by the company. 

“The Financial Executive of the Year Award recognizes best-in-class management accounting and finance professionals,” said IMA President and CEO Paul Sharman. “As the national winner, Mr. Riebe is a perfect example of how a professional can provide value to an organization and the management accounting profession at large.”


“As a sponsor of the award, we are proud to honor the accomplishments of financial executives throughout the country,” said Paul Gentzkow, president and chief operating officer of Robert Half. “We congratulate Ron Riebe and all of the 2006 nominees and award winners on this distinction.”


Riebe was nominated by the Ohio IMA Council and was selected as the national winner from a group of 23 regional winners. He will be honored during a ceremony and also will receive a $2,500 scholarship donated to the school of his choice.


Regional Financial Executive of the Year Award winners were selected by each participating IMA council. For a complete list of award recipients, visit


With a worldwide network of nearly 65,000 professionals, IMA is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. IMA provides a dynamic forum for professionals to advance their careers through Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) certification, research, professional education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical and professional standards. For more information about IMA, please visit


Robert Half was founded in 1948 and is the first and largest specialized staffing firm for accounting and finance professionals. Its financial staffing divisions include Robert Half® Finance & Accounting, Accountemps® and Robert Half® Management Resources, for full-time, temporary and senior-level project professionals, respectively. The company has more than 350 offices worldwide and offers career and employment resources on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at


IMA® is a Registered Trademark of the Institute of Management Accountants. 



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