FEI Chicago Chapter 2021-22 Board & Officer Slate;
Meet, Greet & Learn about FEI this Thursday at 8am;
Chicago CFO Award Nominations Open thru May 28;
FEI Leadership Summit; Sponsor Resources;
Intren CEO Sherina Edwards on Leadership
Below is the proposed Slate of Officers and Directors for Financial Executives International, Chicago Chapter for Fiscal Year
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

This year’s elections are held online and Chicago Chapter Members should have received a voting link via email on Friday, April 2. Please contact info@feichicago.org if you are a member in need of the link. The recommended slate as proposed by the Nominating Committee is: 

*President – Dave Burke (serving second year of two-year term)
President -Elect – Sharada Sullivan
*Immediate Past President – Maggie Martensen (serving second year of a two-year term)
Secretary – Grace Reilly
Treasurer – Marty Ross
*not up for election, completing current term
Committee Chairs
Advocacy & Outreach – Tom Galvan
Career Management – Vince DiRaddo
Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards – Patti Caldwell
Communications – Shari Franklin
IDEA (DEI) – Sharada Sullivan
Membership – Rich Kuzmar
Nominating – Maggie Martensen
Programs – Dan McHugh
Sponsorship – Skip Newman
At Large Directors
Enrique Rodriguez
Frank Cesario
Janeen McGreal
Jeremy Netzel
Mark Smetana
Nancy Miller
Otis Usher
Tanya Yakhnis
The slate will be approved if it receives a majority of the vote of members.
Voting ends Friday, May 14. Thank you for your important participation!
Welcome All Members, Sponsors and Membership Prospects! Join us on Thursday, April 8 from 8-9am.
Join us to network, meet our new and trial members, converse with Chapter Leadership and learn more about FEI Membership Benefits! Make sure you register to join us for a Zoom Call on Thursday April 8 from 8-9am!

Here's what we will cover:
  • Introduce Chapter Leaders
  • Meet and Network with New and Trial Members
  • Highlight Membership Benefits - Answer Your Questions!

We encourage you to invite eligible prospects to join us for this start-the-day gathering.

Questions? Contact Susan Gidley at info@feichicago.org or 312-263-1661.

Share the benefits of a complimentary FEI trial membership with your Senior Finance Staff and Fellow Finance Professionals! Visit: Membership - FEI (financialexecutives.org)
Must meet eligibility requirements for trial membership.
Below are important resources from our Chapter Sponsor Partners. We hope this information will be helpful. FEI Chicago Chapter Sponsors can send any resources to our Sponsorship Chair, Skip Newman at skip.newman@gmail.com.

From RSM  
Webcast - Wednesday, April 14, 1:00 to 2:00 PM (Central time)
RSM and UCLA Economic Forum - Join RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas and Jerry Nickelsburg, UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Forecast faculty director, as they discuss what the pandemic economic fiscal package means for corporate America. Topics include: COVID-19 containment through vaccination; Aid to state and local governments; Increased federal spending; Reopening schools; Personal rebate checks; Unemployment benefits; Corporate aid.
Please CLICK HERE to Register.

From JPMorgan Chase
Audio Presentation (15 minutes) and Thought Leadership Article
Interest rate pretzels and the Zoom shock on Real Estate - Hear the audio presentation from Michael Cembalest, Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, on the topics of interest rates and equities, the Zoom shock on commercial and residential real estate, and a COVID update. In addition, his comments are summarized in a downloadable pdf. Please CLICK HERE for the landing page to access both the audio presentation and the pdf.
Nominations Open for the 10th Anniversary Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards, held November 18, 2021
Kristie Paskvan of Mesirow Financial receives the 2012 Large Private Company Chicago CFO of the Year® Award. Pictured: Donna Smith, Kristie Paskvan, Mary Jo Ardizzone, Janeen McGreal

The FEI Chicago Chapter is accepting nominations thru Friday, May 28, 2021 for its 10th Anniversary Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards.

To qualify, candidates must be Chief Financial Officers or the equivalent in their organization and have served in their current role for at least two years as of March 1, 2021. The candidate and his/her organization must be based in the Chicago area (counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake (IL), McHenry, and Will) and all nominations must be validated and endorsed by the nominee and the nominee's CEO. Recipients are selected by a committee of independent judges who represent top leadership in Chicago business.
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Many FEI Chapters have opened their virtual meetings to other FEI members. Look for the "OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS" image to identify these open meetings. CLICK HERE for a listing of all FEI events, many with CPE credit.
FEI Chicago Chapter Membership Gathering
Welcome, Meet and Learn Session
Thursday, April 8, 2021
8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, April 6.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
Attn: New Members, Trial Members, All Current Members, Prospects and Sponsors
Join the FEI Chicago Chapter for our Welcome, Meet and Learn Session.

- Welcome and introduce our recent new and trial members! 
- Meet Chapter Leaders
- Overview of Benefits
- Questions Answered
-Networking Session
FEI Chicago Chapter Webinar
"Leadership Session" with Sherina Edwards, CEO of Intren 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00 - 5:30PM CT
4-5PM – Leadership Presentation; 5-5:30PM – Small Group Networking Discussions
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, April 13.
1 CPE Credit Offered.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
Please join us for a Leadership discussion with Sherina Edwards, CEO of Intren. Following Sherina's presentation, we will break out into small group networking discussions.

Sherina Edwards is the Chief Executive Officer of INTREN, the largest WBE utility contractor in the nation. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction, human resources, marketing, operations and financial performance of a US $550M private-equity owned utility contractor with 2000 employees and 14 regional offices throughout the United States.  Read more about Sherina.
FEI Chicago Chapter Career Management Group
"Managing Stress and Burnout as a Leader"
with Dr. Donna Marino, Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, & Author
Held March 4, 2021
In her work with high-achieving corporate leaders and business owners, Dr. Donna Marino discovered a collection of characteristics common among this group, that she came to term High Achievers Syndrome™ (HAS). When in balance these characteristics allow the high-achiever to thrive in their success, but when left unchecked high achievers can find themselves spiraling into exhaustion, health issues, and disrupted family relationships; all symptoms leading to burnout. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Donna shared how to:
  • Identify the characteristics of HAS ™ that makes high achievers more susceptible to burnout and the ability to identify employees that may need additional support
  • Understand the role and impact of current issues such as COVID-19 on the potential for burnout
  • Know the 3-pronged approach for preventing and recovering from burnout
  • Learn practical strategies to implement this approach on a daily basis 
Uncomfortable Conversations about Race Series
With Connie L. Lindsey, EVP & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust, Chicago
Held March 10, 2021

The first session in our 2021 series featured Connie Lindsey, who shared her wisdom on deepening these important conversations and making an impact on equity, inclusion and diversity within our organizations.  Listen to this must hear session!

Through our “Uncomfortable Conversations about Race” series, FEI Chicago is proud to support our members with resources and forums that better equip you to lead your business and serve your community on the important topics of equity, economic inequality, and racial injustice.
FEI Chicago Chapter Webinar
"The Five Laws of Cyber Security"
with Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic, CIO, Speaker, Columnist, Author, Radio Host, Forbes Tech Council
Held March 18, 2021

Based off Nick Espinosa’s TEDx Talk and Forbes article of the same name, this presentation dove into issues that non-technical users face. The Five Laws of Cybersecurity are designed to make everyone think and challenge that technology they use every day!
What we took from this session:
  • Just how prolific hacking and data exposure is
  • Why we need to reframe our thinking and approach to technology
  • Real life examples of serious flaws in products we know and love
  • Five easy to remember laws that will make you safer in whatever you do.
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