LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ─ Winrock International is pleased to announce Judy Weishar as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Weishar, who was promoted to CFO effective July 1, 2023, from her position as Winrock’s acting institutional controller, has more than 15 years of experience in international development finance and compliance. She previously taught accounting and related subjects as a university professor for nearly 15 years.
Weishar replaces outgoing CFO Mike Myers, who is retiring after 26 years at Winrock.
“We are thrilled to announce Judy Weishar as our new CFO,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “We cast a wide net in our search to replace Mike when he announced his well-earned retirement, but it turned out the best candidate was already here. Judy has unique experience that combines organizational expertise with deeply grounded knowledge of project finance and compliance. Prior to becoming Winrock’s acting institutional controller, she worked as senior director of project operational excellence for four years. In that role, she led Winrock’s efforts to assess, standardize and improve the operational quality of our projects in some 35 countries around the world.”
“As we welcome Judy to her new role, I also want to thank Mike Myers for his incredible dedication and countless contributions to Winrock over a remarkable, nearly three-decade career with us,” Ferguson said. “We will miss Mike greatly and wish him the best of luck.”
Weishar first joined Winrock in 2019 after working more than 12 years in compliance and capacity building in field finance, procurement, operations, grants and administration. That work included conducting on-site visits to project sites around the world to identify operational strengths and weaknesses, followed up with targeted work with field teams to strengthen financial capacity. She has also worked for ACDI/VOCA and Pact, both global nongovernmental organizations.
Prior to her career in international development, Weishar worked as a university professor for 14 years, teaching accounting, accounting information systems, fraud and forensic accounting.
Soon to be based in Virginia, she has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Persian Gulf region. Weishar has a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas, and both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.