Dawson joins California Farm Bureau as treasurer
May 7, 2013
Mark Dawson has been named treasurer of the California Farm Bureau Federation in Sacramento, bringing more than two decades of experience in financial services and accounting.
Dawson's responsibilities include overseeing the organization's financial operations and managing the CFBF Administrative Division, which includes the Information Technology, Membership Services, Central Services and Human Resources departments.
A certified public accountant, Dawson comes to CFBF after working for the past 11 years as assistant chief financial officer for the California Earthquake Authority, the largest provider of residential earthquake insurance in the state, with more than 800,000 policyholders. His previous work also includes audit and tax preparation.
"Mark brings a unique combination of accounting experience plus a history of leadership at an organization serving thousands of Californians," CFBF President Paul Wenger said. "We're glad to have him here and look forward to his guidance as we maintain the financial strength of our organization."
Dawson earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in accountancy from Brigham Young University. Born in San Francisco, he now resides in Folsom. He and his wife Sandra have three children.
Dawson joined Farm Bureau upon the retirement of Mary Winn, who served nearly three decades with the organization and as treasurer since 2009. Winn will continue to work with CFBF as a consultant on special projects.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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