April 2021
Chapter Happenings and Updates
Message from Chapter President Anita Moulton
and Executive Director Rosanne Bump
Spring has sprung in Minnesota and we are all far more than ready to network and modify our current COVID working arrangements. We are ready to actively advance our success as financial leaders and the success of our organizations and the profession.


Also, be sure to register for the annual FEI Financial Leadership Summit Virtual Conference in May and Finance Elevated Virtual Conference in June. Both programs present opportunities to network nationally and participate as your schedule allows over a window of time AND earn CPE.

And for some fun in-person activity (taking the appropriate precautions) we expect to see you at the June Annual Golf Outing!

We would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of our Strategic Partners and the depth of knowledge and experience they bring to our members.

We value your membership and encourage your participation in FEI programs and committees. If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

FEI Twin Cities Chapter - Where engaged financial leaders thrive!

Sincerely,
Anita Moulton
FEI Twin Cities Board President
amoulton@fetwincities.com
Rosanne Bump
FEI Twin Cities Executive Director
rbump@feitwincities.com
Meet FEI Twin Cities Incoming Board President
Term begins July 1, 2021
Brian Volkmann
Chief Financial Officer
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Why did you join FEI?

I was looking for ways to continue learning and to connect with business leaders in Minnesota. I was referred by a co-worker who had been a member for many years and raved about the content and people. I attended a meeting where the CEO of Red Wing Shoes spoke (I didn’t know enough about cow hides!), but loved the storytelling and learnings he shared with the group.

What do you enjoy most about FEI?

It’s simple - the people. Everyone is very welcoming, friendly and wants the best for everyone. I enjoy all of the various speakers and content that is shared on a regular basis. It is very timely and relevant to what is facing Financial Leaders and I find a lot of value in the discussions and hearing from diverse and well-respected leaders.

Why volunteer with the Board?

I believe volunteering is an opportunity to give back and to also learn and grow. FEI is about connecting, leading and learning and by being a member and board member I see these in action all of the time. It’s a tremendous opportunity to work with great people and learn from others’ experiences.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love being with my family. I am married (Jessica) and we have 2 boys under 10 years old. The boys and I love the State Fair swimming, traveling and generally trying new things.
Membership Updates
We are committed to advancing the success of you, your organization, and the
profession and look forward to working with you in the coming year.
Please contact us if we can do anything for you!
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Not a Member? Start a Trial Membership Today!

We are pleased to invite you to enroll as a Trial Member of Financial Executives International (FEI)! Your trial membership will be active for 6 months and you may choose to join as an Executive member of FEI after that time.

Membership with FEI can be a career-changing opportunity to make connections and acquire new knowledge that will have a meaningful impact on your professional and personal financial leadership growth. The more actively you are engaged, the more benefits you are likely to realize.

We encourage you to engage with FEI and explore your member benefits during your trial membership so that you can understand the value the Association has to offer long–term, both at a National and Chapter level.

Please visit https://www.financialexecutives.org/Become-a-Member/apps/Trial.aspx to confirm eligibility and to enroll as a Trial Member today. Previous members are not eligible for the free trial, but we’ve lowered our dues for existing members while expanding our programs, so our value proposition has never been better! And, if you’re in-transition, we may be able to get your dues fully paid for by a third-party.

If you have any questions about your trial membership or FEI’s benefits and services, please reach out to Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com or membership@financialexecutives.org or 877.359.1070.
Now is time to benefit from your FEI membership by…
  • Connecting with your peers and industry leaders
  • Learning through cutting edge content and meetings to stay ahead of industry trends
  • Developing leadership skills to advance your career through our professional development and career management sessions.
Subscribe to FEI Industry Newsletters
FEI Industry Newsletters, Finance | Technology FEI Tech and FEI Finance are biweekly newsletters focused on the industries where senior-level financial executives are experiencing major disruption.

FEI Tech delves into the challenges that hardware, software and social platform companies face and how finance teams adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

FEI Finance discusses how financial reporting and accounting professionals at banks, insurance and asset management companies navigate the changes in their industry. Subscriptions to the respective newsletters can be accessed using this link.

Do you know of entry-level positions for finance and data analytic graduates? Please send them to Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com.
Consider volunteering with us!

Current openings include:
Corporate Membership Committee Chair
Trusted Peer Group Chair
Membership Retention
Board Member

Thank You to Our New and Renewing Members!
Please take a moment to reach out to our members listed here


Mary Bochnak


Thomas Cavalli
Sempris LLC.

Medtronic Plc



Medtronic Plc


William Gardner


Medtronic Plc


Medtronic Plc



NuWay

Albert Maxson

Mary T
Medtronic Plc

Salo LLC

Collins Electrical Construction Co.

Medtronic Plc

Dungarvin


Salo LLC

Robert Ryan


Medtronic Plc


William Trubeck

PreferredOne


Werner Electric Ventures, LLC

Upcoming Events - Register Today!

FEI Twin Cities Events

Challenges of the CFO - 4 Sessions | 4 CPE
Tuesday, April 27
  • 8 AM | Lessons Learned From A Lifetime in Business (Including a Pandemic!)
  • 9 AM | Demystify Emerging Tech and Create an Adoption Culture
  • Register for one or both of the above sessions

Thursday, April 29
  • 8 AM | Cresa Real Estate Hot Topics and Actionable Advice – Plans for a Post-Covid World
  • 9 AM | Be a Hero to your Company - Data Analytics 
  • Register for one or both of the above session


8th Annual Capital Markets/M&A Update - 4 Sessions | 6 CPE
Register for each session individually
  • Let's Talk SPAC | Monday, May 3, 2021, Noon - 1:15 PM | Register
  • Capital Markets and M&A Update | Wednesday, May 5th, 9 - 10:30 AM | Register
  • Beyond the Numbers in M&A Transactions – Culture & People | Monday, May 10th, 9 - 10:15 AM | Register
  • Recent Developments in Reps & Warranties Insurance and other Transactional Insurance Considerations | Wednesday, May 12, 11:30 - 12:45  | Register


In-Transition Monthly Networking Meeting
Tuesday, May 4 | 7:45 - 9:00 AM CST | Register
Tuesday, June 1 | 7:15-9:00 AM CST | Register


Business Ethics and Real-World Violations - 2 Ethics Credits
Wednesday, June 2 | 12 - 2 PM CST | Register


FEI Twin Cities Golf Outing
Monday, June 21 | 11 am - 6 pm CST | Register

More information on all upcoming events here
Upcoming FEI Conferences

Financial Leadership Summit Virtual Conference
May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20
FEI’s Annual Financial Leadership Summit Conference provides financial executives with the opportunity to engage in content-rich presentations delivered by nationally recognized speakers. Summit’s innovative agenda takes a strong focus on financial leadership and is designed for public and private company executives to provide leadership development and networking opportunities. Register Now
Finance Elevated Virtual Conference
June 8, 10, 15, and 17
The future of finance is expected to look seemingly different than before. The ever-growing role of technology within organizations and automation of processes present CFO’s with the unique opportunity to modernize the way they work. The aim of the Finance Elevated conference is to provide finance professionals with the opportunity to learn about emerging trends, tools, and resources to help leverage technology more efficiently, advance their finance teams, and grow the bottom line. Register
Other programming
Visit Financial Executives International and look for the "Open To All Members" badge for additional events. Many are CPE eligible!
Other Events of Interest
No Barriers
Erik Weihenmayer, Author, Speaker, Athlete, and Founder of No Barriers
May 4 | 7:30 – 9:00 am CST
Presented by Prouty Project
These interactive sessions are open to the public and held online the first Tuesday of each month (with the exception of January and July), from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. via Zoom video conferencing. A $20 donation will be requested for each Jammin Session. All proceeds will be donated to The Prouty Project Stretch Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation.
Masterclass: How to Optimize Your Cash Flow Plan
April 28, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm CST | Timezone: America/New York
Presented by CCH Tagetik Event, Register
Golfers - Register Today!
Annual Golf Outing on June 21, 2021
In-person at North Oaks Country Club
Social distancing and other event precautions will be in effect.
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