July 2021
Chapter Happenings and Updates
Thank you for your support over the last three years as FEI - Twin Cities President. 

It has been a tremendous experience for me and gave me the opportunity to work closely with a very dedicated group of volunteer Board Members, our Strategic Partners and our Executive Director, Rosanne Bump. Most important, it reinforced for me the power of FEI membership in developing a strong network of connections in the Twin Cities and across the nation.

Our chapter successfully survived COVID from a financial perspective and continues its leadership in the National FEI organization as one of the top five chapters in the nation.

In June, my family relocated to Florida. I will remain involved with the FEI - Twin Cities Chapter and look forward to becoming more involved at the National FEI level as well.

I would love to hear from you. Please email me and we'll find a time to connect!
Anita Moulton
FEI Twin Cities Past Board President
Thank you Anita Moulton - Outgoing Board President
Thank you so much to Anita, our outgoing President. She has been the leader of our FEI Twin Cities Chapters for the past 3 years and has done a great job leading the organization forward. 

She was instrumental in the creation and implementation of our 2019-2021 strategic plan with pretty amazing results given the last year! She helped us adapt and navigate through COVID. 

She also helped our organization bring Rosanne onboard and also improve our chapter in all aspects – membership, programs, strategic partners and overall organizational effectiveness. We all appreciate Anita’s leadership, vision and passion for FEI. 

Thank you Anita for your dedication and leadership! 
Welcome Brian Volkmann - Incoming Board President
We are very pleased to welcome Brian Volkmann, CFO at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, as our FEI - Twin Cities Board President. We look forward to Brian's leadership!

Why did you join FEI?
I was looking for ways to continue learning and to connect with business leaders in Minnesota. I was referred by a co-worker who had been a member for many years and raved about the content and people. I attended a meeting where the CEO of Red Wing Shoes spoke (I didn’t know enough about cow hides!), but loved the storytelling and learnings he shared with the group.

What do you enjoy most about FEI?
It’s simple - the people. Everyone is very welcoming, friendly and wants the best for everyone. I enjoy all of the various speakers and content that is shared on a regular basis. It is very timely and relevant to what is facing Financial Leaders and I find a lot of value in the discussions and hearing from diverse and well-respected leaders.
Why volunteer with the Board?
I believe volunteering is an opportunity to give back and to also learn and grow. FEI is about connecting, leading and learning and by being a member and board member I see these in action all of the time. It’s a tremendous opportunity to work with great people and learn from others’ experiences. 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love being with my family. I am married (Jessica) and we have 2 boys under 10 years old. The boys and I love the State Fair, swimming, traveling and generally trying new things. 
Thank You!
to FEI Twin Cities Outgoing Board Members

Angela Riley, CommonBond Communities
Shari Clifford, Fiduciary Counseling
Mike O'Neil, Retired

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for their time for their service. Board service is the toughest volunteer role and they all took this on with dedication, seriousness and grace. We will miss them!
FEI Twin Cities is proud to be a sponsor of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards.
Please nominate a colleague!
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is now accepting nominations for their 15th annual CFO of the Year Awards, which recognize the achievements of financial officers who play a vital role in making businesses, institutions, and nonprofits successful.

Mark your calendar now to attend the awards ceremony on November 12 at the The Renaissance Depot.

The deadline to nominate is THIS FRIDAY, July 30. Read More

Membership Updates
Annual Membership Survey

FEI Members -

Please watch your inbox for our survey.

It will be available soon!
Not a Member? Give us a try today - FREE!

We encourage you to engage with FEI and explore your member benefits during a trial membership so that you can understand the value the Association has to offer long–term, both at a National and Chapter level.

Please enroll at https://www.financialexecutives.org/Become-a-Member/apps/Trial.aspx. Previous members are not eligible for the free trial, but we’ve lowered our dues for existing members while expanding our programs, so our value proposition has never been better! And, if you’re in-transition, we may be able to get your dues fully paid for by a third party.

If you have any questions about your trial membership or FEI’s benefits and services, please reach out to Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com or membership@financialexecutives.org or 877.359.1070.
Why FEI? Visit our Member Benefits Page to learn more!
Now is time to benefit from your FEI membership by…
  • Connecting with your peers and industry leaders
  • Learning through cutting edge content and meetings to stay ahead of industry trends
  • Developing leadership skills to advance your career through our professional development and career management sessions.
Member Testimonials
"This is a great place to learn and network with others!"
Judy Wright, BTM Global, FEI Board Member
"I have lifelong membership friends at both the local and national levels, I have technical resources at my fingertips and have enjoyed meeting and mentoring various students over the years!"
Jay Trumbower, Boulay Group, FEI Board Member

"Belonging to FEI has been an amazing experience. I encourage everyone to consider joining FEI. It has really done a lot for my career."
Karen Blacik, Clifton Larson Allen, FEI Board Member
Learn more about these members on our video testimonials launching soon!
Consider volunteering with us!

Meet FEI Members and Strategic Partners and build lasting relationships. Current FEI Twin Cities volunteer openings include:
  • Treasurer
  • Corporate Membership Chair
  • Trusted Peer Group Chair
  • Membership Retention Volunteer.

Join a Trusted Peer Group

Expand your network and work smarter, not harder.

Connect in small groups with other finance professionals for a facilitated discussions on topics relevant to you including challenges, successes, shared interests, career paths, benchmarking, insights for the group and more!

100% of peer group members...

  • Developed valuable new relationships
  • Say they better perform their professional work
  • Have increased their satisfaction with FEI
  • Rated the independent facilitator at Very Satisfied or above
  • Enjoy participating in their FEI Trusted Peer Group
  • Recommend the FEI Trusted Peer Group program to their peers

Now is the perfect time to join...the groups are returning to in-person meetings soon! Meetings are in Eden Prairie on the third Wednesday of the month.

For more information view our printable flyer or contact Rosanne Bump at rbump@feitwincities.com or 612-512-1680.
Thank You to Our New and Renewing Members!
Please take a moment to reach out to our members on LinkedIn.
CHS Inc.

H.B. Fuller

Park Supply of America, Inc

Marsh & McLennan Agency

David Huber


PaR Systems

JRM Business Advisory & Consulting Services, LLC

The Toro Company

MBO Business Consulting, LLC

MTS Systems Corporation

Steven Sathre

The tru Shrimp Company

Upcoming Events - Register Today!
FEI Twin Cities Events

TODAY! In-Person Social @ Sociable Cider Werks, Northeast Mpls
Tuesday, July 20 | 4:30 - 7:00 PM CST | Register
Join us for our first official in-person event! This will be a fun, casual evening of catching up with other members, strategic partners and guests of our chapter. Please feel free to bring a guest to this event. Join us as your schedule allows between 4:30-7 PM. The evening will include a cider, nano-batch beer, food, outdoor bags and more. Sociable Cider Werks uses local apples, hops and malted grains to make dry, crisp and decidedly different ciders. Sociable also brews a rotating selection of nano-batch beers that are available only in its taproom.

In-Transition August Monthly Networking Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday, August 10 | 7:15 - 9:00 AM CST | Register

Walker Art Center Rooftop & Mini Golf
Tuesday, September 14 | 4:00 - 6:30 pm | Register
Come to this fun, unique setting for our first social event of the year! Plan on playing a round of mini-golf on the Walker’s rooftop and enjoy unbelievable views of the Minneapolis skyline. This one-of-a-kind course features 10 distinctive, artist-designed holes—including two new additions created in collaboration with Native Youth Arts Collective. We will have food and beverages available to enjoy.

More programs will be announced soon! Visit here to see the full lineup.
Other Events of Interest
ESG Ecosystem: Macro Perspectives Conference
September 21-23, 2021 (virtual)
ESG Ecosystem is a conference series designed to deliver high-value insights for finance professionals as they work to increase Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) integration into the finance. ESG Ecosystem: Macro Perspectives Conference, held virtually on September 21 and 23 will feature high-level insights from across the ESG Ecosystem; namely those from leading standard setters, investors, rating agencies, and regulators. More info at financialexecutives.org.

Corporate Financial Reporting Insights Conference
November 2-18, 2021
At FEI’s Corporate Financial Reporting Insights (CFRI) Conference, held virtually on November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18, join top regulators from the U.S. SEC, FASB, PCAOB and meet finance leaders from prominent companies as they discuss the latest developments in rule-making and standard setting. Finance executives will also share their unique experiences, highlight best practices, and respond to questions about the changing landscape of corporate responsibility and the role they play in it. Stay ahead of a rapidly changing environment by engaging on topics such as ESG, DE&I, technology, the shifting workforce, and corporate responsibility that will shape the finance function for years to come. More info at financialexecutives.org.

2022 Financial Leadership Summit - Mark Your Calendar
May 15-17, 2022
Join FEI as we "get the band back together" for the 2022 Financial Leadership Summit in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland, Ohio. Experience a power packed program, full of high-impact keynote sessions and interactive discussions designed for financial leaders. Discover the latest best practices to drive your business strategy, empower your workforce and foster a culture to shape your organizations success. Don't miss this opportunity to network with more than 500 of your peers where you'll learn, collaborate, and build ideas for a better future in finance. More info at financialexecutives.org.

Other FEI Chapter Meetings
Visit Financial Executives International and look for the "Open To All Members" badge for additional events. Many are CPE eligible!
Prouty Project Jammin' Session #262
August 3 - “Music, Money & Marriage”
with Pamela Helmer McNeill -Singer, Songwriter, and Recording Artist and Bruce Helmer - WCCO Radio Host & Financial Advisor

Prouty Project is officially launching their second year of the Prouty i • will women’s leadership program and are seeking women who want to understand the significance of purpose, are poised for next-level leadership, ready to connect with other energized women, and open to stretching in ways that expand the WHOLE person.

Application is now open for Prouty i•will, Apply Now
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