March 2022
A message from FEI Twin Cities Board President
Hello Members and Friends -

I would like to personally invite you to join me and more than 500 of your peers at the networking event of the year for finance executives, Financial Executives International’s 2022 Financial Leadership Summit, May 15-17 at the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland.

Only through FEI would you have to opportunity to network in-person with colleagues from across the country and learn the latest best practices in financial leadership, while getting a private-pass to tour the entire Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, including the new showcase exhibit “The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be”! The conference will feature keynotes by Lara Abrash, Chair and CEO of Deloitte and Mark Schulman, rock star drummer for some of the greatest music artists in history including P!nk, Foreigner, Cher, Stevie Nicks and Beyoncé.

Dine at amazing restaurants, visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or take your family to the Great Lakes Science Center (just across from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame). Reserve your hotel room by April 22 to take advantage of the special FEI rate.

Please let me know if you're planning to attend - I would love to connect with you!
FEI Twin Cities Board President
(651) 312-9260

Did You Know?
It's time to reserve your spot (and hotel room) at
FEI's Financial Leadership Summit!
Are you ready to rock the future of finance?

Need strategic guidance on how to leverage and manage the finance and accounting challenges that lie
ahead? You’ll gain insights into:
  • The Future of Work
  • Transforming the Finance Function
  • Trends in Finance and Accounting
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues
  • Creating New Business Models

Come together IN-PERSON for learning, building connections, and sharing best practices for conducting the finance function on a brand-new and global stage.

And don't miss the ‘Turn it up to 11!’ Opening Reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We’ll get the pre-party started during FEI’s 90th Anniversary kickoff reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. FEI will give you a private party pass to explore the museum for a deep dive into the roots of rock and roll.

Dress as the rock star you are and come together for a night of live music, great food and drinks, and the best FEI fans. You’ll also get 10% off all merchandise.

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Karen Melby, Steven Douglas
FEI Twin Cities Strategic Partner Since 2018

See why Karen Melby, Managing Director for the Midwest Region at Steven Douglas, is an FEI Strategic Partner!

View all of our testimonials here and look for more to be added soon!

Would you like to provide a testimonial? Let us know!
FEI is 90!
To celebrate FEI's 90th anniversary, videos with special messages from FEI Members will be featured throughout the year.

See why Kevin McBride, ServiceNow SVP of Finance, Corp. Controller & CAO wishes FEI a Happy 90th Anniversary!

Why FEI? Learn more on our Member Benefits Page
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.
Trial Membership - try us out for 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.

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.
Consider volunteering with us

We are looking for people to help us with our programming and other special projects.

We realize that not everyone has time to attend EVERY meeting or every committee meeting but might still want to volunteer. See below for some of our revamped volunteer opportunities.

Current FEI Twin Cities volunteer openings include:
  • Women's Programming Committee:
  • 2-3 hours per month, brainstorm leadership and/or fun networking activities for our women members, assist with day-of tasks if available
  • Social Event Planning Committee:
  • 2-3 hours per month, brainstorm fun virtual and/or in-person activities for our members, assist with day-of tasks if available
  • Event Day-of Volunteer:
  • Arrive 15-minutes early for an event (see upcoming events below), tasks may include being a greeter, assisting in running the hybrid portion of meetings, helping set-up, etc.
  • Golf Event Day-of Volunteer (Monday, June 27th):
  • 2-3 hours June 27, morning or late afternoon, help with registration, serve as a greeter or help give out prizes late in the day!
  • Board Member:
  • 4-5 hours a month, get involved as a Board member to build your leadership skills and gain experience on a board. PLUS you'll get free registration to FEI's Annual Leadership Summit in May and the Minneapolis Business Journal's CFO of the Year program AND free registration to the National Leadership Summit in May!

Would you like more information on volunteering?
If so, we'll reach out to you to chat!
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Upcoming Events
FEI Twin Cities Events

Wednesday, March 30 | 7:30 am - 12 pm | Register (or just come!)

Preventing and Detecting Fraud - 1 Ethics CPE!
Wednesday, April 20 | 7:30 - 9 AM | Golden Valley Country Club | Register

Thursday, April 28 | 7:30 am - 12 pm | Register

New Member Speed Networking Event | Virtual
Friday, May 13 | 8 - 8:45 am | Register

Tuesday, May 24 | 4 - 6:30 pm | Register

Annual Golf Outing at Royal Golf Club
Monday, June 27, 2022 | 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Register Today!

More programs will be announced soon! Visit here to see the full lineup.
Other Events of Interest
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Tuesday, April 5 | The Power of Consilience in Leadership
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Other FEI Chapter Meetings
Visit Financial Executives International and look for the "Open To All Members" badge for additional events. Many are CPE eligible!
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