Monday, April 26, 2010

Former Mass Gov. Headlines FEI Leadership Summit; New Initiatives Announced

At Day One of FEI's annual Leadership Summit Conference earlier today (agenda, press release), former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney gave a keynote speech to the over 750 senior financial executive attendees. With a jam-packed agenda, the closing keynote speech for Day One of the conference will be given later today by Gary Loveman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.. The two-day conference is being held at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Important initiatives being announced by FEI at the Summit conference include:
FEI is a dynamic organization for senior financial executives, whose mission is: "To advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations and the profession." I hope you will consider joining FEI (FEI membership video), to benefit from our networking, knowledge, advocacy and leadership.

The FEI membership video talks about diversity initiatives at FEI, and not only is one session at the Summit conference devoted to this subject, the cover story of this month's edition of Financial Executive magazine is: "Fab Four: Female Finance Leaders Talk About Clarity and Collaboration."

On the advocacy front, a recent example is the Statement Issued by FEI President & CEO Marie Hollein on the Medicare Part D Subsidy (press release; letter to Congress).

In terms of networking, our local chapters provide a wealth of networking opportunities, and we are looking to enhance opportunities for member-to-member virtual (online) networking, building on our current LinkedIn and other groups.

Our national advocacy committees actively follow developments at the FASB, IASB, SEC, PCAOB, the IRS, and other overnmental agencies, and related congressional initiatives.

The Private Company Roundtable is an exciting new development to allow more members the opportunity to get involved in issues of interest to them on the private company front, in addition to our national technical committees. Roundtables on other areas of interest may follow. Half FEI's members are from public companies, and half from private companies, and we are eager to serve the needs of all such members. We also have a category of membership for academic members, and find support of the academic community to be mutually beneficial.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or our membership department at

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