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Franklin University CFO Named Finalist

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce Marv Briskey, Chief Financial Officer, has been named a finalist in this year’s Columbus Business First CFO of the Year program.  The annual program honors financial professionals in Central Ohio for outstanding performance in their roles as financial stewards at profit-making and nonprofit enterprises.

Higher education has become an increasingly competitive marketplace that requires judicious fiscal responsibility and planning.  This level of competitive expansion coupled with a struggling economy makes the job of a higher education CFO challenging at best.  Marv Briskey has earned his place as a finalist in this year’s CFO of the Year program for his dedication to ensuring Franklin’s financial stability and efforts to financially position the University for continued success. 

This year’s winners will be announced at the Sept. 13 Hyatt Regency Columbus luncheon, where Chrysler Group LLC Chairman Robert Kidder will serve as keynote speaker. Kidder will speak on the topic of Building a Great Chrysler...Takes a Great CFO! Anyone who thinks it's “Car Guys versus Bean Counters” is wrong!  Great CFO’s help build great (car) companies.  Winners will also be featured Sept. 16 in the print edition of Columbus Business First.


Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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