CFO Recognition Awards 2012: James DeBolt, Midstate Construction

Chief financial officer

[caption id="attachment_59609" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="James DeBolt"][/caption]Midstate Construction Corp.1180 Holm Rd., Petaluma 94954, 707-762-3200,

Employees: 60

Professional background: CFO, Midstate Construction Corp., 2003--present; secretary/treasurer and controller, C.R. Fedrick, Inc., Novato, 1990--2003; cost accounting manager; Sundt Corp., Tucson, Ariz., 1984--1990; chief accountant, Sundt International, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1981--1984; division accounting supervisor; M.M. Sundt Construction Co. , Phoenix, Ariz., 1979--1981; accountant, Del E. Webb Corp., Phoenix, Ariz., 1975--1979

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Arizona State University, 1973

Age: 61

Comment about James DeBolt: "Jim is entering his 10th year (at the company) and has established a remarkable record of consistency and professionalism. Jim, together with his staff of four, handle the myriad complexities of our various clients and suppliers with extraordinary efficiency. And, the best part, Jim is a great team mate -- no surprises, no issues, always several steps ahead -- allowing the rest of the Midstate team to focus on what they do best: building." ---Roger Nelson, president, Midstate Construction

Questions for Mr. DeBolt:

What do you see as the essential role of a financial leader in the current environment?

With all the economic challenges for the last few years, it is important to keep your goals in mind and not overreact to unforeseen events.

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