CPFO Spotlight: Brian W. Caputo, Ph.D.

Brian W. Caputo, Ph.D., CPFO, is President of the College of DuPage in Illinois.

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1. Why did you want to become a CPFO? 

I was seeking broad exposure to all major areas of government finance.

2. What did you learn going through the process? 

I learned about several subject areas with which I did not have prior experience.

3. How has becoming a CPFO made an impact on you in your profession?  

I earned the CPFO certification relatively early in my career.  I believe that the certification set me apart.  Being a CPA has been helpful.  However, the additional CPFO credential has enhanced my expertise in a way that is specific to government finance.

4. What would you say to others thinking about becoming a CPFO? 

Absolutely do it.  If you are interested in highly relevant professional development, the CPFO program delivers.

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