Hilda Polanco

CPA, CGMA
CEO/Founder
FMA
New York
New York

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As Founder and CEO, Hilda has led FMA to become the go-to capacity builder foundation and nonprofit leaders seek to address nonprofit financial management issues. Hilda was a founding member of the selection committee of the New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards, established by the New York Times and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee. Hilda has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Department of Health Policy and Management, as well as on faculty with the Donor’s Forum of Chicago. Hilda currently serves on the NYC Human Services Coalition’s special commission to study the closure of high-profile human services organizations. In 2014, Hilda was recognized by SmartCEO magazine as a Top Female CEO with a New York Brava! award. Her previous honors include the Social Entrepreneur Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners-New York City, an award from WHEDCO for outstanding leadership in the field of nonprofit finance and the Latina Excellence Award in Community Service from HISPANIC Magazine. Hilda graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Accounting. She holds the Certification in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal. In addition, Hilda holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).