Haskell Gates

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Haskell directs all accounting, risk management, grant reporting, maintenance and human resource functions for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. Programmatic reporting allows his department to account for and issue monthly financial statements on each of its 10 separate programs.

Haskell graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Accounting (1976) and a Masters of Accounting (December, 1977). He took and passed the CPA exam in 1977, and became certified in January, 1978. He began his accounting career with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.) in Tampa in January, 1978, and was promoted regularly until he was named Partner in the Tax Department in 1987.

Haskell left KPMG and public accounting in 1994. He was named Executive Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida in 1995, a position he remained in until 2004. At the time he left, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida was a statewide organization with a staff of 7 that was generating nearly $1,000,000 annually.

Haskell joined Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee in April, 2005, as Fiscal Director. Two years later, he was promoted to Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, and became a valuable member of the Leadership Team. During his tenure, the organization grew from $3.5 million annually to more than $11,000,000 in 2015. He supervises a department of 7 responsible for all accounting, risk management, human resources, grant reporting, and maintenance for all four buildings utilized by Meals on Wheels PLUS.