Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FEI Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees

Earlier today, Financial Executives International (FEI) issued a press release announcing the selection of FEI's 2010 Hall of Fame inductees: Karl M. von der Heyden, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., and Ulyesse J. LeGrange, retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ExxonMobil Corporation's U.S. Oil and Gas Operations.

As noted in the press release: "The FEI Hall of Fame [HOF] provides recognition to senior financial executives who have epitomized the performance, leadership and integrity of the most exemplary financial professionals throughout their careers and in doing so, have made significant contributions to the betterment of their respective organizations and to the finance profession as a whole."

This year's inductees will be formally honored during at the FEI HOF black-tie gala on Nov. 15, 2010 at the New York Palace. The program will be hosted by CNBC's Tyler Matisen. All proceeds from the 5th Annual HOF Gala benefit the work of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) , the research affiliate of FEI. Additional information about the FEI HOF, including further background on this year's inductees, past inductees, and how to register to attend the black-tie gala, can be found at

FERF appreciates the support of Microsoft Corporation, premier sponsor of the HOF. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Lorna Raagas at or 973.765.1033 for info.

CFRI Is Coming!
The black-tie gala HOF induction ceremony, Nov. 15, 2010, is a separate event from FEI's well-known Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) conference, slated to take place Nov. 15-16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC; and each event (HOF and CFRI) requires separate registration and payment. The programs are scheduled during the same time period and city for the convenience of attendees interested in attending both programs.

Further info about this year's CFRI (speakers, agenda) will be posted as we get closer to the date. Past speakers have included SEC, FASB, IASB and PCAOB Chairmen, Commissioners, Board Members, and Senior Staff, and well-known business, finance, and economics news, and other commentators. Some highlights from last year's CFRI were posted last year here, here, here, and here, but there's nothing like being there in person, both to see the expressions on the faces of the speakers (including when some very high level people tell jokes! -- and their reactions to some of the questions during Q&A! -- plus no matter how comprehensive a set of notes you take or articles you read about the conference, it can't compare to hearing it all yourself, first-hand), and for the opportunity to network with other high level financial executives, members of their staff, and others (the program is open to non-FEI members at a higher registration rate). Potential new members: see Join FEI; past members can renew membership by logging in here.

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