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Officers - Michael L. Forster

Michael L. Forster
Chief Financial Officer

NeighborWorks America
999 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 760-4000


Biographical Notes


As chief financial officer of NeighborWorks America, Michael L. Forster oversees the company’s finance and administration functions, is senior advisor to the CEO and all officers on financial matters, and is directly responsible for financial planning and budget forecasting. He is responsible for the preparation and submission of the organization’s budget to its board of directors and to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In addition, Forster is principally responsible for implementing financial and administrative best practices that enhance the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness in meeting its mission.

Forster, who has more than 25 years of accounting, management and leadership experience, officially joined NeighborWorks in January 2007 after leaving the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), a national trade association headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. There he spent five years as vice president of finance and administration overseeing all aspects of financial management including planning and analysis, and was also responsible for the organization’s administration and operations.

Prior to working at NRMCA, Forster spent more than six years as a key consultant to the District of Columbia government during the Control Board’s management reform era. During this time, he served as a general partner with Mitchell & Titus, LLP, a top 100 public accounting firm, and as a director for MAXIMUS, Inc. in its consulting practice group overseeing government consulting engagements. He also worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP in its Office of Government Services and spent six years working for The Washington Post Company. He holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Finance degree from George Washington University. He is also a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Washington, DC. and holds the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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