Chicago — Core Spaces has announced that current CFO Barry Howard will be transitioning to a newly-created position as the company’s chief sustainability officer. In his new role, Howard will focus on implementing the company’s environmental, social and governance strategy. Lucero Castellanos has been tapped to take his place as the Chicago-based firm’s new CFO. Castellanos joined Core Spaces in October 2020 to enhance the company’s financial reporting capabilities, tax compliance program, accounting technology platforms and overall accounting processes.
“Change is good when done right and at the appropriate time,” says Howard. “Core’s growth and scale will benefit from someone like Lucero, who has fresh eyes and institutional accounting shop experience. I was a great first CFO for Core, but I am excited to see where Lucero takes the role in this next phase of our business. Change also enables opportunities and I am looking forward to putting structure and cohesiveness around our sustainability efforts — not only in the environmental sense but in the sustainability of attracting and retaining the best people.”