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Diana Ferguson

Chief Financial and Administration Officer

There’s an oldie-but-goodie called “Takin Care of Business”- that pretty much sums up Diana Ferguson, CA’s money maven.

She’s a respected leader and expert in managing finances for businesses, closing major deals, and using a fine-toothed comb to review financial statements given her vast public company Audit Committee experience.  In 2013, she founded her own firm, Scarlett Investments, after a previous run as Chief Financial Officer of the Chicago Board of Education. She also held the top financial leadership roles at Folgers Coffee Company, Merisant Worldwide, and Sara Lee. 

Diana serves on the boards of Frontier Communications and Urban Partnership Bank. She’s active in several civic organizations including Communities in Schools Chicago, The Chicago Network and The Economic Club of Chicago.  Diana enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, loves sushi, and never turns down pistachio ice cream. She holds a BA from Yale University and a master of management degree from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management.