Contact: Dusty Buell
For Immediate Release
Heartspring Announces Carolyn Wilhelm as new CFO
WICHITA, Kan.—Heartspring is excited to announce Carolyn Wilhelm as its new Chief Financial Officer. Carolyn comes to Heartspring with 30 years of experience including 12 years working for not-for-profit organizations.
“I wanted to get back into not-for-profit work.” Wilhelm said. “There’s just something extra. You feel like you make a difference in everything that you do at work. You are working with people who are at work for another reason besides just getting a paycheck. It’s fun to work in that environment.”
Before coming to Heartspring, Wilhelm was the CFO at Alltite, a company that specializes in calibration services and tool sales. In her time there, she was able to cut down on overtime in her department by streamlining accounting tasks and increasing company efficiencies. Prior to that, Wilhelm helped manage the successful merger of Kidron Bethel Retirement Services and Schowalter Villa to form Bluestem Communities in Newton, Kan. Throughout her career, Wilhelm gained valuable knowledge in finance, capital campaigns and fundraising, software implementation, public accounting, auditing and investment work.
Heartspring President and CEO David Stupay said, “We have a responsibility to our supporters and the children and families that we serve to maintain a solid financial position so that we can ensure the long term viability of our programs.” Stupay continued, “We have incredible confidence in Carolyn to manage our finances and be a strategic partner, as we grow and expand our impact across Kansas. When we began this search, we knew it was critical to hire a CFO with a passion for our mission and a commitment to our values. After an extensive interview process, it was clear that Carolyn would be a perfect fit for our team.”
Wilhelm succeeds former CFO David Dorf who retired at the end of November after seven years at Heartspring. Wilhelm looks forward to helping the leadership team work towards their goal of increasing the number of children and families Heartspring is able to serve.
“There’s a passion.” Wilhelm said, “You’re there to make a difference in someone else’s life.”