John Steinmetz named finalist in the Outstanding Public Service category in D CEO’s 2022 Financial Executive Awards



By  Christine Perez | April 27, 2022 | 12:50 pm 

The steady hand of CFOs and other financial executives has never been more important. Here are outstanding professionals who have stepped up for their companies.

In a second year of grappling with economic uncertainty and new waves of a global pandemic, area financial executives were called upon in 2021 to help provide clarity—and strategy. In the midst of it all, some moved from conserving cash and preserving liquidity to help their companies continue to pursue opportunities for growth. It made financial modeling and flexibility key.

Here, in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth, TXCPA Dallas, and Financial Executives International, we highlight 30 North Texas CFOs and other leaders who helped their companies navigate risks and opportunities in the past year’s unpredictable climate.

Our 2022 Financial Executive Awards finalists were selected by esteemed judges, including Daniel Boarder of Whitley Penn, Alice Elkins, Abby Fuqua of Venturity Financial Partners, Tom Hook of USI Insurance Services, and Sharon Lukich of Thomas Edwards Group. Winners were revealed at an April 26 event at On the Levee.

Outstanding Public Service

John Steinmetz


The CEO of Vista Bank, John Steinmetz, has been service-minded ever since holding his first real job—waiting tables. He is passionate about creating equity and inclusion for underrepresented communities in the area of finance, and created and implemented a Southern Dallas initiative at Vista Bank. It provides financial literacy education, resources, funding for various programs, and partnerships with Dallas ISDCamp Exposure, and For Oak Cliff, among others.

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