May 2020
Chapter Happenings and Updates:
Message from Chapter President Anita Moulton
and Executive Director Rosanne Bump

Another month has passed and many of us continue to work from home and wait for the reopening of the economy. We hope you are all safe and that you are finding balance in work, play and life!

While we would much rather meet in person, for now, we have pivoted many of our events to a virtual format. Twenty to 30 people are joining us on our calls to gather information on relevant issues and to connect with others. You'll find a full listing of our offerings here and at the bottom of this newsletter. Please join us for one if you haven't already!

We know many of you are looking for webinars to fulfill your CPE requirements - look for those soon! In the meantime, please feel free to browse the available CPE at financialexecutives.org .

Please review the remainder of this newsletter for helpful information, Chapter updates and other ways to connect with us. We will continue to update everyone via email and please follow our LinkedIn page as well.

Please feel free to reach out to us or contact any of our board members!

Sincerely,
Anita Moulton, amoulton@feitwincities.com
Rosanne Bump, rbump@feitwincities.com
Information and Resources
In these rapidly changing times we invite you to review the following resources.
View FEIConnect to see current questions and comments from your peers.

FEIconnect , is a private online community created exclusively for FEI members to connect, learn and share online! Search by topic and see solutions senior finance leaders are providing to their peers. Recent threads include:
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • EIDL - $10,000 Grant
  • Priority Software ERP
Thank You to Our New and Renewing Members
Millie Acamovic
Northwest Area Foundation

Judi Adelman
MOM Brands Company

Julie Amundson
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Pratixa Bhakta
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Anthony Copa
NightOwl Discovery, Inc.

Joseph Coughlin
Ergotron, Inc

Jessica Davis
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Timothy Duffy
Northstar Capital LLC

Paul Dunn
Prairie Field Services

Kurt Grotenhuis
KURT Consulting

 Shannon Hendricks
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Betsy Horton
Miller Milling Company

Carol Houghtby
Delta Dental of Minnesota

John Hudson
Sentera
Walter Jungbauer
Jungbauer Consulting Inc.

Sarah Langford
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Matthew Liegel
Target Corporation

Luke Lundin
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Terry Meyers
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Ann Purnell
Nortech Systems Inc

Tamera Robinson
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Mark Schwirtz
Churchill Companies

Becky Stumpf
AbeTech, Inc.

Cynthia Tregilgas
Wilson Tool International

Mike Westland
Bay & Bay Transportation

Shayne Wilwert
Werner Electric Ventures, LLC

Mark Winter
United Business Mail

Pang Xiong
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Please take a moment to reach out to our members listed here to assist them in growing their network
Connect with our newest Board Member
to learn more about the many ways to get involved
Joseph Clements
Membership Retention Pathway Chair

Why did you join FEI?
I joined FEI quickly after my first couple events, given the quality of the programming and the 'personable-ness' of the members. I also looking forward to expanding my professional network and sharing best practices around the ever-evolving roles of Finance and business strategy.

What do you enjoy most about FEI?
I’ve met some truly genuine people through FEI. My interactions have routinely been with those who went out of their way to help. It is this spirit of service that I want to carry forward within the organization.

Why volunteer with the Board?
In my most recent role at UnitedHealth group I’ve had the fortune of working with member engagement data to improve tenure and the ‘likelihood-to-recommend’. The Member Retention Committee is a natural extension of this work, ensuring that personalized interactions and servicing translates to tangible value for members.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Running, biking; cheering our beloved Green Bay Packers; camping and bonfires; classical music; craft cocktails; driving my 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass!
MEMBER CENTER
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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.
Expand your leadership skills and connect with industry leaders.

Lend your expertise, time and energy to grow the Chapter and provide input on programming and events! We have open Board and Committee positions!
Upcoming FEI Events
Join us for one of our upcoming virtual events!
Monday, May 4 | 7:15 - 9 AM
In-Transition Monthly Networking Meeting

For those in-transition, or considering a transition, we encourage you to attend our FREE Career Transitions Networking Meeting. 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
Wednesday, May 6 | 8-9 AM
Business Resiliency and Recession Response Strategy
With new opportunities and threats emerging, and an uncertain economic outlook, business as usual will no longer cut it. In BDO’s session, we discuss how businesses can start thinking now about what the post-COVID-19 landscape will look like—and make plans accordingly—to be poised to thrive by optimizing costs and driving breakaway performance, even in a downturn. Speaker Bios REGISTER
Thursday, May 7 | 8-9:15 AM
Maximize Your Membership Workshop

Whether you're a brand new or long-time member, this fast-paced session will help you make the most of your membership and ensure you connect with the many tools, content and resources to help you succeed as a financial leader. REGISTER
Wednesday, May 13 | 12-1 PM
FEI Lunch and Learn with Cresa – Real Estate Hot Topics and Actionable Advice

Join us on Wednesday May 13 for a Cresa Lunch and Learn on this important topic. Grab lunch by noon, then turn on your webcam or just dial in for an engaging roundtable about the current state of the real estate markets, cost reduction strategies, and whether now is the right time to begin an appeal of your real estate taxes. REGISTER
Wednesday, May 20 | 12-1 PM
FEI Lunch and Learn
Is Now the Time to Pursue Federal Contracting?

This interactive online discussion gives a brief overview of changing government procurement practices, the risks and rewards of contracting with the federal government, realistic investments necessary to get started, common mistakes companies make and proven strategies that increase your chances of winning a profitable contract. REGISTER
Wednesday, May 27 | 8-9 AM
Succession Planning–Time to Learn More 

In this session,we’ll talk about the value of having a succession plan long before you must implement it, discuss the process and what you can do to prepare, and show you how to operate with the end in mind. REGISTER
Annual Golf Outing June 1 -Due to the COVID-19 situation this has been cancelled for this year. We will announce a date for 2021 soon!
Other Events You May Be Interested In

CFA MN Society Annual Intellisight Conference | August 11-12 | University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus - LEARN MORE

FEI Leadership Summit | October 28-30, 2020 | Chicago - Palmer House - If you signed up to attend the May conference your registration and hotel has been moved forward to October. If you haven't signed up, please consider joining 500 of your peers at this conference. Guaranteed great content and networking! LEARN MORE

2020 Powering Inclusion Annual Summit | December 4 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm | Hilton Minneapolis
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