Kevin Booth, CEO of Las Vegas based WestCor Companies, was awarded the Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) during the organization’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia held on May 14-18.
The award, which was first presented in 2001, recognizes members who inspire and motivate others, have a strong work ethic and the ability to unite various sectors in achieving common goals. Recipients of this award have helped lead CFMA’s growth through innovative thinking and initiatives and have also demonstrated leadership skills over 10 or more years of service in CFMA.
“There’s no other organization out there that can build a community like we have at CFMA, and it has been a huge part of my life the last 30 years,” said Booth. “The members and staff of CFMA have motivated me to do more than I ever thought I was capable of, and I’m humbled to be among the past recipients of the Danny B. Parish Leadership award, all who are giants in our industry.”
Through conferences, educational seminars and innovative tools and resources, CFMA is recognized as a leader in establishing best practices in construction financial management to minimize risk and to enhance profitability. Their mission is to create impactful networking and collaboration among construction financial professionals that advances the construction ecosystem.
Booth has been a part of the construction industry and an active member of CFMA’s Las Vegas chapter for nearly 30 years. He has served as chairman of the international organization, as president of the CFMA Las Vegas Chapter and is an alumnus of CFMA’s National Mentoring Program and CFMA at Spring Creek, a retreat designed for individuals who want to excel in the workplace, improve their work-life balance, and become successful chapter presidents. Additionally, he is a current member of the CFMA Executive Committee serving as the Past Chair representative and has volunteered for various other projects and task forces, including the Finance Committee, Chapter Resource Committee, Conference Program Task Force, Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Past Vice Chairman of the Education Steering Committee, Financial Survey and Benchmarker Committee, Leadership Development Task Force, and Past Chairman of the Membership Sub-Specialty Subcommittee.
Some of his major accomplishments at CFMA include pioneering the Specialty Trade Committee, which provides resources for subcontractors and helped to create both the Leadership Development and the Diversity & Inclusion Committees, and merging with the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP) to bring professional certification in-house. His term as chairman also marked a digital transformation for the association, connecting members via new video series, podcasts and playlists.
“I’ve been a member for 38 years and I think Kevin clearly had one of the most challenging Chairmanship years ever,” said Herb Brownett CCIFP and 2017 recipient of the Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award, who presented Booth with the award. “He spent his entire term under the umbrella of COVID, but he found multiple ways to reach the membership through novel means via “Chat with the Chairman” (videos) and one of his most entertaining videos called “38 Questions with Kevin Booth.”