The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has selected Tola Sanni as its new Chief Financial Officer, overseeing CBF’s accounting, payroll, and financial & grant management, and reporting. She also serves as the treasurer of CBF’s Board of Trustees.
Sanni has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience. She comes to CBF from TOLS Consulting, where she served as strategic thought partner and collaborated with senior management, providing financial advice and review. Sanni’s first day at CBF was Oct. 30.
“Tola is a seasoned financial leader in the nonprofit sector who is well-known as a warm colleague and mentor,” said CBF President Hilary Harp Falk. “Tola’s broad technical expertise, combined with her strong people skills, make her an ideal fit for CBF.”
Prior to TOLS Consulting, Sanni spent four years as Chief Financial Officer for MomsRising, a transformative and multicultural non-profit organization working to increase family economic security. She also spent nearly 10 years at the National Association of Broadcasters, where she led the finance and accounting team. Sanni has an MBA in Finance from Howard University.
“Having seen firsthand the damage pollution can cause, I’m excited to be part of working towards a cleaner Chesapeake Bay that can be enjoyed by everyone in the watershed,” said Sanni. “I’m looking forward to being a valuable resource and mentor as we advance CBF’s mission.”
Sanni lives in Bowie, Maryland, with her husband and three sons.