Linda Kane is the former Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NKA Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.) with over 35 years experience in the real estate industry. As a CPA, her 25-year career with Forest City included a progressive series of high-level executive positions, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller.
During her tenure, Linda's focus blended talent, process and technology to achieve company goals. Linda's inspirational leadership resulted in profit improvement. Her innovative approach improved reporting and tools used to provide timely corporate decision-making, which in turn contributed to the company's position as a premier real estate developer.
Linda's vision to continuously improve financial operations through best practices is an ongoing success story. Over the years, she implemented enhancements in a number of areas including SAP ERP System, Accounting Close, Cash and Bank Account Management and Accounts Payable.
Her commitment to the community speakers volumes. Linda has served over a dozen organizations and nonprofits. Linda currently sits on the Board of Directors for five nonprofits and chairs committees for three Boards.
Linda currently serves as Executive in Residence for the Monte Ahuja College of Business and is currently the interim Director of the Paul J. Everson Real Estate Center. She received her bachelor’s degree with an accounting major from Cleveland State University in 1979.