Carrie Finney Promoted to CEO and Chairman of The CMI Group

Founder and previous CEO and chairman Tom Stockton will transition to the role of chief strategy officer.

01/24/2022 11:30 A.M.

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The CMI Group, an ACA International member company based in Plano, Texas, announced last week that Carrie Finney has been promoted to CEO and chairman of the board. She will also continue in her role as president.

Founder and long-serving chairman and CEO Tom Stockton will transition to the role of chief strategy officer and will continue as a director on the board.

“I’m very grateful for my time at CMI, from the very beginning until now. I couldn’t ask for a better, more rewarding career,” Stockton said.

In her new roles, Finney will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company while focusing on growth strategies and expansion into additional markets and services. Stockton will continue to advise the executive leadership team in strategy and growth opportunities.

“I’m honored to lead The CMI Group during this exciting time of growth and innovation, and I’m very proud of our employees and their continued contributions to this company. It’s because of them that we’re successful,” Finney said. “I appreciate the opportunities and the trust that Tom gives his team—including myself—always looking for ways to raise people up and promote from within and allowing us to reach our full potential. I look forward to growing this organization for and with all our employee owners.”

As part of Finney’s vision for international growth, Mexico and Philippines locations were established by The CMI Group in 2021. She plans to continue that growth trajectory and expand the company’s global reach as CEO.

“Carrie is a collaborative leader who seeks input from her team, and she holds us all accountable to achieving the results we strive toward,” Stockton said. “I always wanted to build a company that was successful not for success’s sake, but one that was well respected and achieved a reputation for integrity in the marketplace. I think we’ve accomplished that at CMI thanks to our people who have stayed true to our values and showing that relationships matter for both our employees and our clients. The CMI Group is a 100% ESOP company, giving every employee a vested interest in the company’s growth and success.”

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