Heelan Names New Finance Director

Forker Joins BHCS as Finance Director
Posted on 02/04/2020
Jeannie (Griffin) Forker, has been named new Director of Finance for Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, effective Feb. 10. Forker, an experienced financial leader for the City of Sioux City, is a 1977 Heelan grad. She will oversee the Heelan school system’s accounting functions, payroll, monthly financials, budgeting, annual audit preparations and more. 

Forker previously worked for the city for 35 years. She spent 18 years as budget and financial manager and has served as finance director, the top finance position in the city, since 2014. 

As director she led budget development, directed the pre-audit and internal audit functions and worked with city department heads, the city manager and the City Council of Sioux City. She led a staff of 14 while managing a $324 million budget.

After her graduation from Heelan, Forker earned her degree in accounting from Briar Cliff University. She replaces Rhonda Brockamp-Bridges who took an advanced position at Great West Casualty.

Forker and her husband, Will, are the parents of Heelan grads Erin (Forker) Glidden and Michael, Sean and Shane Forker.