Important initiatives being announced by FEI at the Summit conference include:
- The launch of the new FEI Private Company Roundtable, and
- The opening of the Call for Nominations for the Class of 2010 for FEI's Hall of Fame
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.
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