August 2020
Chapter Happenings and Updates
Message from Chapter President Anita Moulton
and Executive Director Rosanne Bump
Greetings, we hope this message finds you well! It is the start of a new year at FEI and we look forward to working with you. One of our primary focuses this year will be membership engagement and continuing to build awareness around FEI Twin Cities.

We have been busy lining up our fall programming. For the immediate future our programs will be virtual. We know making connections is important so we will be adding in some fun networking opportunities either before or after most sessions. More information will be available on that soon. We will plan in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please look to the bottom of this email for a list of upcoming events and take a moment to get signed up today. And if you missed any of our sessions please visit our YouTube Channel for the complete session.

And a reminder too - we have lowered our membership dues by $200 for our Executive membership level. As you receive your renewal invoices this change will be reflected.

We are looking for an additional committee members for our Marketing Communications and committee. Please contact Rachel Rice, our MarComm Committee Chair if you are interested. We are also looking for a leader for our Corporate Membership Committee and members for our Membership Committee. Please contact George Boyadjis if you are interested.

Please feel free to reach out to us or contact any of our board members - we would love to hear from you!

Anita Moulton,
Rosanne Bump,
FEI Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Update

Our chapter is participating in the FEI National Diversity, Inclusion & Racial Equality Task Force with a focus on exploring opportunities for mentorship with the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Student Chapters in the Twin Cities.

This program aims to match students and professionals with “coaches” and “sponsors” who will help develop and advocate for them respectively. We are looking for volunteers to spend a few hours per month to serve as a mentor to diverse students who are interested in careers in Finance.

Judy Wright is representing the Twin Cities chapter in this effort and also leading our local D&I Initiatives.
Take our 1-Question Survey on our D&I Initiatives
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Would you like more info on the mentoring program and/or on the D&I initiative as it develops?
Results from our most recent 1-Question Poll
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
Bruce Besanko
Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

James A. Blaha
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Matthew T. Bremer
Pace Analytical Services, LLC

Tom Coler
H.B. Fuller Company

David Farrier
Alpha Video

Christopher Gordy
ResCap Liquidating Trust

Darren Herz
Goldner Hawn

Scott A Lastine

Brent Lonson
UNPUZL Solutions, LLC
Michael Majerus
Agosto, Inc.

Ryan Mielke
Oxygen Service Company

Sue Norris
Koch Companies

Thomas J Rooney
Lynn University

Douglas Schuenke

Marlin Sjaarda
Twin Cities CFO Services, LLC

Babette Wellnitz

Byron R Wieberdink
Liberty Diversified Industries

Brent L Wilde
Cresa Minneapolis / St.Paul 
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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.
Upcoming FEI Twin Cities Events
Sign up now for our Fall virtual events!
In-Transition Networking Meeting | Virtual
September 14: For those in-transition, or considering a transition, we encourage you to attend our FREE Career Transitions Networking Meeting, generally held on the first Monday of every month. This meeting is to connect financial executives who are in transition (or considering a transition) for the purpose of networking toward gainful employment.

All FEI and FENG members and potential members are welcome. Register>>
In-Transition Networking Meeting | Virtual
September 24: Peter Frosch became chief executive officer of GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis-St. Paul regional economic development partnership, in March 2019. As CEO, Frosch is responsible for leading the global strategy for economic development and job creation for the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region, with 3.6 million residents and a Gross Metropolitan Product of more than $260 billion.

CPE: 1 Credit
Cresa Real Estate Hot Topics and Actionable Advice
September 30: Topics covered will include:
  • How are the real estate submarkets changing?
  • How can corporate space users achieve cost reductions?
  • What’s the impact of Covid-19 on construction projects and tenant improvement build-outs?
  • How can you minimize delays and get your project completed on time and on budget?

CPE: 1 Credit
Burnout Prevention and Recovery for High-Achievers
October 7: At this Meeting, Executive Coach and Psychologist, Dr. Donna Marino, will share her advice on helping high-achieving leaders move from burnout to sustainable peak performance. Dr. Donna Marino will also discuss what this means as we all prepare to adapt to whatever new paradigms may arise given our recent unprecedented health and economic environment.

CPE: 1 Credit
Capacity CEO David Karadish
October 28th: David Karandish is Founder & CEO of Capacity – an enterprise artificial intelligence SaaS company focused on helping teams do their best work. Capacity’s secure, AI-native knowledge sharing platform captures, mines, and connects organizational knowledge to maximize employee productivity.

Join us as David and Daniel Wallentine share how this technology is currently being used in business applications today, the challenges of this technology and how it will be used to transform future business processes. 

CPE: 1 Credit
Available through FEI

Plan on attending FEI Financial Leadership Summit in October. PLUS, now featuring online courses by AMA. Get a 25% discount through FEI -
discount applied at checkout for AMA courses.
2020 FEI Financial Leadership Summit - up to 26 CPE credits!
October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22 l Virtual Conference l Earn Valuable CPE Credits, FEI members - we may have a few free registrations available contact Rosanne at for more info. Register »

November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18 l Virtual Conference l Earn Valuable CPE Credits

Strategic Thinking (AMA Course)
4 Sessions Available l September - December 2020 l 14 CPE Credits

2 Sessions Available l October - December 2020 l 14 CPE Credits

COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program
13.5 CPE Credits
COSO Internal Control Certificate Self-Study Course
17 CPE Credits
Deep Listening in a Digital Age Course
2.5 CPE Credits | Complimentary for FEI Members
FEI Leadership Master Class
4 CPE Credits | Complimentary for FEI Members
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Aug 19 | PPP - What's the New Path?

August 12 | CFO Panel: Top Priorities for Companies in the Second Half of 2020
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