Why this is important:
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay serves as the community’s gateway to services related to crisis and trauma. The organization has a $12 million budget comprised of multiple streams of revenue including donations, grants, government contacts, program fees, and revenues generated by TransCare Medical Transportation.
TAMPA, FL 6/5/17 – The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay announced today that Scott Bendert, a seasoned executive with over 30 years of business and financial experience, has joined the leadership team of the non-profit organization as Chief Financial Officer.
Scott most recently served as Chairman and CEO of JHS Capital Advisors, a Tampa based financial brokerage and investment advisory firm which he helped grow from an initial start-up to a company operating in 23 states with 160 financial advisors. Through his career he also served in executive roles at Home Care Associates and Sykes Enterprises.
“The Crisis Center’s senior management team and the board of directors conducted an extensive search to identify our next Chief Financial Officer,” said Clara Reynolds, President & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. “Scott brings the business acumen and leadership skills necessary to help ensure the financial wellbeing of the agency. He is a great addition to our team!”
As the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Chief Financial Officer, Scott will support the mission of the organization by providing strategic leadership and vision for the agency by working with the Chief Executive Officer, board of directors, and agency leadership to establish and effectively implement long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. The CFO oversees the agency’s corporate accounting, internal financial reporting, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, tax, and treasury operations. The CFO also ensures agency’s compliance with all state and federal statues, rules and regulations, and reporting requirements.
“I was aware of the work of the Crisis Center thorough friends and colleagues who were involved with the organization,” said Scott Bendert. “I’ve had the pleasure of living in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. I’m looking forward to utilizing my knowledge and experience to support the agency’s work in the community in providing help, hope, and healing to people who are going through extremely difficult circumstances.”
About Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
The mission of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. The organization is the community’s gateway to help, hope, and healing, and is Tampa Bay’s elite provider of crisis and trauma services. Responding to over 160,000 requests for help each year, the nonprofit agency offers a range of evidence based programs designed to meet community needs:
• 2-1-1 Gateway Contact Center (suicide prevention, crisis counseling and information and referral services)
• Corbett Trauma Center (individual, family and group trauma counseling and research)
• Sexual Assault Services (forensic exams, advocacy, empowerment and prevention services)
• TransCare (9-1-1 emergency and mental health ambulance services, medical van transportation)
For more information regarding the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, please visit www.crisiscenter.com