New Hope’s New VP/CFO

Jeffersonville, Ind. – January 11, 2024 – With the new year, New Hope is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffery Fortwengler as its new Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Fortwengler brings a wealth of experience to his role, previously serving as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. With a career spanning over 30 years, he has demonstrated expertise in financial management, planning and analysis, business leadership, and corporate strategy.

In addition to his extensive professional experience, Fortwengler is well-educated, holding an Advanced Accounting certification from Bellarmine University, where he achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in 1998. He also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with High Honors, specializing in Finance & Accounting, in 1990.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the New Hope team as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Jody Heazlitt, President/CEO at New Hope. “His wealth of experience, strategic financial acumen, and commitment to our mission make him an invaluable addition to our leadership. We look forward to achieving new heights under his guidance.”

About New Hope Services:

New Hope is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities through accessible and supportive services. With a mission to enhance the well-being of individuals and families, New Hope’s focus is based on three primary divisions: Ability Services, Family Services, and Affordable Housing. With about 150 employees, the organization serves more than 16,000 individuals and families each year. To learn more, visit

Media contact:
Elizabeth Boyd | COO New Hope

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