November 2020
Chapter Happenings and Updates
Message from Chapter President Anita Moulton
and Executive Director Rosanne Bump
Amidst the pandemic, the last eight months have provided many opportunities for us as financial leaders to endure, change, improve, and pursue new and different directions and business opportunities. Your FEI National organization, local FEI Twin Cities Chapter and Strategic Partners have been there with you providing literally hundreds of virtual programs focused on addressing pandemic related issues and sharing best practices of interest to financial leaders. We appreciate your input and are adding some future offerings with more virtual networking opportunities and some fun activities!

Watch for the soon to be released FEI National 3rd Quarter 2020 Sentiment Survey results with our members' answers to questions pertaining to regional and national economic sentiment. The survey input from our members, who hold policy-making positions as CFO's, Treasurers and Controllers at companies from every major industry is highly regarded and issued quarterly (previous results here).

Have you have noticed the explosive growth in the FEI Twin Cities Chapter's presence on social media outlets like LinkedIn and Twitter and YouTube with recordings of many of our virtual programs? Please join us in posting your comments and liking and sharing our posts and videos.

We appreciate your membership and are always interested in your input and suggestions!

Thank you. Stay well.

Anita Moulton,
Rosanne Bump,

Diversity and
Inclusion Update

FEI is devoted to encouraging environments and actions that display dignity, respect, fairness, peace and equality. It is through this commitment to personal and professional conduct that our members will continue to challenge their peers and our organization to rise to a higher standard.

Here is an update on the many activities FEI Twin Cities is working on:

National Task Force: Judy Wright continues to be active and attend these meetings as they continue to work on programming and creating mentoring initiatives.

FEI/NABA Mentoring Partnership: Mentors from the Twin Cities have been identified and several matches have been made with NABA students based on their desired interest and study field. Let us know if you're interested in being a mentor!

Additional Partnerships: Our Board of Directors continue to explore relationships with other organizations to build and create a diverse organization.

Board Unconscious Bias Training: We are partnering with our Strategic Partner Marsh and McLennan to participate in training so we can recognize our own unconscious bias and reflect on these barriers to inclusion. MMA's model
  • Uses a simple approach to change automatic responses—leading to more intentional and inclusive workplace decisions.
  • Allows us to learn and practice a strategy for being more inclusive—leading to increased innovation, full utilization of all our talent, and better business outcomes.

D&I Workshops and Webinars: Brent Lonson and other FEI Board Members have been instrumental in arranging upcoming workshops. Look for more in the coming year. We hope you can join us for these sessions!

  • Friday, November 13, Noon-1:30 PM, D&I Evolution in Corporate Minnesota - From Uncovering Bias to Positive Action. Join us for this panel discussion and explore what businesses across Minnesota are working on for their diversity and inclusion strategic priorities, what challenges they face and their next steps to continuing to build a diverse and inclusive organization. The last 30 minutes of this session will be an opportunity for further discussion and breakout room. 1 CPE Credit. More information here.

  • Friday, November 20, Noon-1 PM, Minnesota's $60B Minority Economy - Moving Minneapolis Forward featuring Jonathan Weinhagen and Dr. Bruce Corrie. Topics covered include how recent events have impacted the Minneapolis economy, challenges affected businesses are facing now and how finance professionals and their businesses can get involved to assist the recovery. 1 CPE. More Information here.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 11:30 AM – 1 PM CT, Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forward — Back to Business featuring Tawanna Black.  Protests have risen around the globe to advance racial equity, inclusion, justice, and respect. Companies seek to move these goals forward, but also want to know that their actions are making a difference. So, what are the key indicators of an inclusive economy? And, what can financial executives and board members do to advance inclusive growth and prosperity in the communities served by their companies? This is a joint event with NACD. More information available soon!
Please let us know if you would like to get involved - we would love to have you!
We invite you to get involved and support FEI Twin Cities mission to advance the success of senior finance professionals, their organizations and the industry. Lend your expertise, time and energy to grow the Chapter and provide input on programming and events . In addition, volunteering can expand your leadership skills and connect you with industry leaders, Board members and other volunteers. 

MarComm Committee Member
Join us to help promote FEI Twin Cities and activities. We are looking for a professional that heavily uses and posts on various social media channels.  Tasks include assisting with developing tools and methods for collecting data such as surveys, opinion polls or questionnaires; analyzing social media data to identify member trends; researching marketing strategies and proposing adjustments to current strategies accordingly; assisting with finding articles/blogs for content postings; monitoring the social media platforms and offering guidance/adjusting outreach tactics as needed and participating in marketing committee monthly meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Membership Committee Member
The Membership Committee is dedicated to helping members get the most from their membership. Committee members connect with fellow members, talk with potential new members, communicate engagement opportunities and work with members to identify opportunities that align with the member’s objectives.  

For more information and other opportunities please visit our Volunteer page.
Make the most of your FEI membership!

FEI provides an opportunity to connect with peers and industry leaders and build lasting relationships, learn through cutting edge content and events to stay ahead of industry trends and develop leadership skills to advance their careers and organizations. Visit our Member Benefits page for more info.
Member Directories have been mailed!

If you haven't received your copy please let us know. They were sent to FEI member's primary contact mail address.

Please take a moment to review the book and reach out to 1-2 people you haven't talked to in a while! 

We would like to recognize and thank our Strategic Partner American Financial Printing for their assistance with our member directory.
Thank You to Our New and Renewing Members!
Please take a moment to reach out to our members listed here to
assist them in growing their network
Schmitt Music Company

Red Wing Shoe Company

Wieser Concrete


Bremer Financial Corp

Cresa Minneapolis / St.Paul

Juhl Energy, Inc.

Waterous Company

Pope Architects, Inc.

Outsell Corporation

Russel Carlson

Ecolab Inc.

Medtronic Plc

City of Bloomington

The Mosaic Company

The Toro Company

Red Wing Shoe Company

Red Wing Shoe Company

Greiner Construction Inc.

Respicardia, Inc.

Steven Hedberg

Phillps & Temro

Compass Strategic Investments, LLC

Red Wing Shoe Company

UnitedHealth Group


Red Wing Shoe Company

H Enterprises International Inc.

Circuit Check, Inc.

Francis Meyer

Red Wing Shoe Company

Dura Supreme Cabinetry

The Builders Group of MN

Michael O’Neil

Midwest Rubber Service & Supply Co.

Cretex Companies, Inc.

ECMC Holdings

J&E Companies

Mike Simon


Ergotron, Inc


Cretex Companies, Inc.

Affinity Plus FCU

Nexus Solutions

Upcoming FEI Twin Cities Events
Sign up now for our virtual events!
Election Results and Thoughts with Brian Cove, FEI’s Managing Director of Technical Activities

Weds, November 11
Noon - 1:00 PM CT

D&I Evolution in Corporate Minnesota - From Uncovering Bias to Positive Action

Friday, November 13
Noon - 1:30 PM CT
Vikings vs Bears
Virtual Tailgating

Networking Event

Monday, November 16, 6-7 PM CT

Don't miss this fun networking event!
Virtual Cooking with
Cooks of Crocus Hill

Networking Event

Thursday, November 19, 6-7 PM CT

D&I: Minnesota's $60B Minority Economy - Moving Minneapolis Forward

Thursday, November 19, Noon - 1 PM

Supply Chain in a
Post-COVID Environment

Wednesday, December 16
3 - 4 PM CT
Happy Hour +
Trivia + Ugly Sweater

Networking Event

Wednesday, December 16
4 - 5:30 PM

Last networking opportunity of the year!
Conferences and Courses available through FEI
December 3, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time, 3 CPE Credits
Experience an empowering afternoon as dynamic and diverse female icons in finance share their very personal leadership lessons. Gain insights from their journeys of breaking down barriers and shifting cultures while connecting with rising and established women in finance. 

FEI’s ICONS: Women of Note Virtual Conference begins at 12:30 pm Eastern on December 3 and concludes with a virtual cocktail reception.

As an added FEI member benefit, your registration for this event is complimentary. Non-members can attend for $49.

Take Advantage of Other FEI Chapter Programming!
Here are a just a few of the many rock-star speakers that our members have been able to access / will be able to access since our pivot to virtual at no additional charge, because of our programming collaboration with FEI National and with other Chapters, including:

  • Stanley McChrystal – Retired 4-Star General, US Joint Special Operations Command
  • Arthur Laffer-Nobel Prize-winning economist
  • Dennis Dahlen - CFO at the Mayo Clinic
  • Dan Crumb - CFO of the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs
  • Senior Financial Execs from AT&T, Alphabet / Google, IBM, Nielsen Holdings
  • and more…  

Visit Financial Executives International and look for the "Open To All Chapters" badge for additional events.
Other Events of Interest
Thursday, November 19 | 10-11:30 am

FEI Twin Cities is pleased to be a sponsor the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal CFO of the Year awards.

This celebration will consist of facilitated small group discussions between honorees and an interview with our Career Achievement winner.

Our Chapter does have a couple of tickets we could pass along to interested individuals. Please email Rosanne at

We hope to see you there! Get Tickets »
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We strive to build trusting and enduring relationships by putting our clients at the center of all we do. We use our values to guide our decisions, actions and interactions with our clients, our team members and our communities. Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender.
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