The FENG Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

06/28/2017 – 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Agenda:

Topic: Comp & Payroll Common Pitfalls

Speaker: Courtney Sheaffer, Associate Attorney, Stibbs & Company

Presentation:
Common Employer Mistakes and Pitfalls: This presentation focuses on the common mistakes made by companies and organizations when hiring and compensating their employees, and upon termination. Specifically, the presentation will concentrate on issues regarding Offer Letters, Employment Agreements, Commission Structures, Bonus and Incentive Programs, Compensation During Leaves of Absence, Separation from Employment, and Common Causes of Litigation.

Speaker's bio:
Courtney is a commercial litigator who is uniquely qualified to practice law in two states – Texas and Louisiana. She is a committed attorney and a fierce defender in the courtroom.

Litigation and Corporate Practice:
Courtney Sheaffer practices business and commercial litigation. She takes pride in providing her clients the high level of attention and personal service they may not often find with larger firms. Also, Courtney enjoys being able to grant clients the unique advantage of representation in both Texas and Louisiana.

General Business Litigation for a variety of domestic and international business entities including litigation involving the energy industry, contract disputes, collections, defamation and employment matters, as well as assisting businesses with contractor and subcontractor agreements, indemnity agreements, master services agreements, and trademark & copyright applications.

Employment Law and Employment Litigation for various business entities including breach of contract, misappropriation of confidential and propriety information, as well as the defense against FLSA, DOL and EEOC claims, discrimination claims, and unemployment claims. Courtney also assists businesses with the preparation of employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee handbooks and policies & procedures.

Education
- Louisiana State University Law Center
J.D., 2009
- Louisiana Tech University
B.S., Finance, 2005 magna cum laude

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- State Bar of Texas, The Woodlands Bar Association

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking, coffee and light breakfast
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Directions

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About the Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston.

We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and occasional evening social meetings.

1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands subchapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December).

Please Note: Starting in April 2017 we will be meeting at a new location and time for our breakfast meetings:

Time: 7:15 am-9:00 am

Location:
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

We will provide a light breakfast of coffee, juice and pastries. Our breakfast sponsor for 2017 is Aston Carter, a Professional Finance and Management Recruitment Firm.

2. SOCIAL MEETINGS: June, September and December

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location:
The Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Appetizers will be provided by chapter sponsor, Aston Carter, a Professional Finance and Management Recruitment Firm.

Leadership team:
Co-chair - Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson, (832-742-2400 - bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com)
Co-chair - Jim Anderson, B2BCFO (954-661-5709 - janderson@b2bcfo.com)
VP Membership - Robert Cossick, PSC Industrial, robertcossick@gmail.com
VP Membership - Bartho Van Otterdyk, Conversio Health, vanotterdyk@yahoo.com

Chapter Leadership

Jim Anderson
janderson@b2bcfo.com
(954) 661-5709
Bryan Valencia
bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com
(281) 755-1714
Bryan has over 27 years of professional experience and serves as the Tax Partner-in-Charge at Calvetti Ferguson. He provides a comprehensive array of tax planning and consulting services to both public and private companies, including specialized support in the areas of research and development (R&D) tax credits and incentives, Section 199 domestic production activities deductions (DPAD), and accounting for income taxes under ASC 740 / FAS 109 and uncertain tax positions (UTPs) / FIN 48. He assists clients with proactive tax planning and is recognized for his expertise in the area of R&D tax credits.

Bryan has developed a focus in the manufacturing and distribution, energy, information and technology, and other industries. He has significant experience assisting clients with Internal Revenue Service and other tax authority examinations, appeals and other controversy matters. His professional experience also includes international and federal tax planning and compliance when he previously worked for a large publicly-traded corporation.
Robert Cossick
RobertCossick@gmail.com
(832) 331-1250
Andrew Jowett
AJowett@comcast.net
(281) 546-5994
Chapter Administrator and co-chair of the main Houston chapter.

I am the Controller of Greene's Energy Group, a PE-backed oilfield services company. I am a UK chartered accountant (PwC), having held various CFO/Corporate Controller roles in manufacturing/oilfield services companies. I specialize in process improvements.
Bartho van Otterdyk
vanotterdyk@yahoo.com
(281) 222-1538
Bartho van Otterdyk is an accomplished Finance and Accounting leader with extensive multi-industry and international experience. His industry experience includes Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mining, Correctional Management; Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Professional Services. Bartho's global experience includes financial management of operations in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Future Meetings

07/26/2017
07:15 AM to 09:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

08/23/2017
07:15 AM to 09:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

09/21/2017
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380

09/27/2017
07:15 AM to 09:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

10/25/2017
07:15 AM to 09:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

12/14/2017
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bryan Valencia
bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com
(281) 755-1714

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