CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company celebrates the retirement of George French, chief financial officer, and announces the appointment of James Hamm as chief financial officer of the company.
For the past 15 years at CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, French has made an impact in his leadership role by developing the financial strategies and decisions essential to the company’s functions. With his guidance, the company was able to succeed through the Great Recession in 2008 to become a stronger, more profitable real estate brokerage. President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Fite reflects on working with French.
“George has been a godsend to our company,” Fite said. “Since selling Coldwell Banker FBM real estate to C21 Judge Fite Company, George has brought a strong accounting and business background to our business. George will certainly be missed day-to-day but will be on call when needed. Thank you, George, for your years of service to everyone.”
French’s future plans include managing the financial department at FMB Construction, Inc. and FMB Real Estate, Inc., two companies owned by his son.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my work and of course, I enjoyed working with the many fine people that work at Judge Fite Company, Designated Title, Judge Fite Insurance, Judge Fite Charitable Foundation and Judge Fite Referral Network,” French said.
Hamm’s prior role as the company’s controller prepared him to transition into a leadership position where he will be making financial decisions for the company. As a Certified Public Accountant with 25+ years of experience in the accounting industry, Hamm has the skillset and knowledge that French wanted in his replacement.
“James joined our company through a merger over a year ago and uses his talents and skills working in the business world of accounting,” Fite said. “He is an excellent addition to our company and will be growing our accounting department as our company grows throughout North Texas.”
Hamm will assume his new role as chief financial officer on February 1. He is looking forward to what lies ahead.
“The thing that excites me the most is the growth of the company,” Hamm said. “The third generation of the Fite family is transitioning into the company, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us.”