March 2020
Chapter Happenings and Updates: Message From Chapter President Anita Moulton and Executive Director Rosanne Bump

We hope you are all safe and that all is well in this new normal! Like all of you, F EI continues to monitor the fluid situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We are monitoring the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC)  response to and guidance about COVID-19 and will keep you informed about upcoming programming and other changes.

We are considering various options for providing members and Strategic Partners with networking and collaboration opportunities during this challenging time, including hosting virtual meetings.

How can we help you?
We realize this is a difficult time and we would like to know how we can assist you NOW as we deal with this current reality and SOON as you prepare yourself and your organization for the future. Please take a couple of moments to answer the quick survey below.

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 .

Anita Moulton, [email protected]
Rosanne Bump, [email protected]
How Can We Help You? Survey

Please take a couple of moments to answer a very short survey - only 3 questions! The answers will be anonymous and we will use this to provide resources and to build virtual and in-person (when we can safely resume) programming.

Here are the questions:
  • What current challenges are you experiencing in your business or personal life?
  • What challenges will you be facing in a few months?
  • What else would you like us to know?

Thank you in advance for your time!
View FEIConnect to see current 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:
  • COVID-19
  • Restricted Stock Donation to Advisor Fund
  • Priority Software ERP
Expand your network, build lasting relationships and solve problems in real time with a Trusted Peer Group
Trusted Peer Group Testimonial
Shayne WIlwert, TPG Member

I’ve worked in finance my entire career and have had many great leaders and mentors to help bounce ideas off and receive feedback and guidance. 

When I accepted my CFO position two years ago, I needed to broaden my network of experienced finance leaders who could help with brainstorming, questions and ideas for running a company.  

I joined the FEI Trusted Peer Groups and have been both impressed and grateful to connect with so many thought leaders in the metro area. The groups include a wide range of experiences and expertise and it is rare for an issue to arise that somebody doesn’t have experience tackling. 

Our monthly meetings provide an opportunity to share what is working well, not working, and questions that ultimately spark great conversations and lead to out of the box thinking. We have had opportunities to hear from relevant speakers and to tour several local businesses during my time with the group. 

Through the TPG I was introduced to The Prouty Project, who facilitates our monthly meetings, and joined their Prouty iWill program that focuses on empowering women leaders.

These experiences and connections have made me a stronger leader and have broadened my professional network with trusted finance professionals.

Shayne WIlwert
VP Finance, Werner Electric
Consider joining the FEI Trusted Peer Groups to advance your career and support your organization. Click here for more information or contact Shari Clifford, Trusted Peer Group chair, at [email protected]. April and May meetings will be virtual.
Please connect with our new
members to assist them in growing their network
Robert Mlenek
 BerganKDV LTD

John Cremers
Sico, Inc.

Phil Simonson
Omnetics Connector Corporation

Laura Blomberg

Javier Alarcon
CHS, Inc.

Pang Xiong
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Mathew Watson
Best Buy

Daniel Gillman

Mark Pitts

Katie Crubaugh

Teri Reinseth

Corinne Gabler

David Lench

Mike Schmitt
Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative

Rich Keller
Engage Technologies

David Moe
Toro Company

John Clements

Jacob Kohler
Communications Systems, Inc.

Norm Roegner

Matt Liegel

Alan Binder
Connect with our newest Board members to learn more about the many ways to get involved

Angelica and Judy are working on our Diversity initiatives and Shari is leading our efforts on Trusted Peer Group.
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!

Open Board Positions - Join the Board of Directors to ensure that FEI Twin Cities remains one of the strongest Chapters in the country. Contact Board Chair, Anita Moulton, at [email protected] for details or click here for the application and additional information.
  • Programs Chair
  • VP Programs and Professional Development
  • Corporate Membership Chair

Open Committee Positions - Connect with a dedicated group of individuals giving back to FEI.
  • Membership Recruitment and Engagement
  • Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
  • Women’s Programming
  • Professional Development
  • Emerging Professionals
  • Marketing and Communication
Thank you to all that attended our recent events
We hope to resume in-person meetings soon! In the meantime please see below for our virtual offerings and check out our YouTube Channel to view the presentations from our recent dynamic speakers.
February Monthly Meeting - MN United CEO @ Allianz Field
March Monthly Meeting - Wrong About Everything Podcast Hosts
Upcoming FEI Events
Please join us for these virtual offerings We are in the process of rescheduling many of our events and will post them here soon.
Annual Golf Outing June 1 - We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will make an announcement soon if that will happen as planned or be postponed.
Check Out Our YouTube Channel to View Past FEI Events
Now is a great time to check out our YouTube Channel for any meetings
you've missed in the past few months! Our Monthly Meetings
have been recorded in full and posted here.
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Thank You FEI Twin Cities Strategic Partners!
Learn more about our Strategic Partners here .