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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Denver, CO Sep 20, 2017

Time

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

6300 S. Syracuse Way, Suite #120,
Englewood, CO 80111

This Legacy Cascade building on South Syracuse between East Caley Avenue and Peakview Avenue.





Agenda

Topic: ERP Implementation Business Responsibilities

Field of Study: Business management and Organization

Guest Speaker: Jason Brucker and Cezar Petriuc

Learning Objective

This presentation will address several areas of an ERP implementation where the Business must take leadership in order to minimize the risk and cost of the implementation. Misconceptions, risks, and best practices will be discussed surrounding:

· Program governance,

· Business process readiness,

· Organizational change enablement,

· User acceptance testing,

· Data conversion,

· Data governance, and Business intelligence.

Bio

Jason Brucker is a Managing Director within Protiviti's Technology Consulting practice. He leads the Technology Strategy and Operations team in the West Region and is a leader within Protiviti's global Portfolio, Program, and Project Management solution team. With over 17 years of experience in information technology and risk consulting, Jason's experience encompasses a variety of services related to large scale system implementation programs, including program management, implementation support, system design/selection, and program risk assessment, management, and monitoring. His experience also includes a broad range of technology operations-focused projects and client solutions, from short-term audits and assessments, to full-scale process re-engineering and implementation programs.

Cezar Petriuc is an Associate Director within the ERP Solutions practice at Protiviti. He specializes in ERP system strategy and selection, business process automation, and project risk management. His experience prior to Protiviti includes software development as well as accounting and finance research. He is a graduate of Stanford University (BS Computer Science) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBR Accounting).





This is an intermediate level group live lecture presentation and do not require any advance preparation or pre-required education. The free registration can be made in advance online or the day of the presentation. Attendance is free so no refund is offered.

Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact FENG Colorado Chairman George Thomas gxthomas@gmail.com or Co-Chairman Jaime Velasco jaicevel@hotmail.com.

Note: FENG Colorado has made every effort to comply with NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs. Final authority of acceptance of CPE credits rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy.






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You can now earn 1 FREE CPE Finance Credit for those attending our FENG Denver meetings.

This is an intermediate level group live lecture presentation and do not require any advance preparation or pre-required education. The free registration can be made in advance online or the day of the presentation. Attendance is free so no refund is offered.

Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact FENG Colorado Chairman George Thomas gxthomas@gmail.com or Co-Chairman Jaime Velasco jaicevel@hotmail.com.

FENG Colorado has made every effort to comply with NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs. Final authority of acceptance of CPE credits rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy.


Bring your business cards and practice your 60 second announcement



We look forward to see all of you.


Do not miss the opportunity and join your fellow FENG members for a night of social networking.!!



Chapter meetings will be every third Wednesday of the month, from 5 to 7pm in the DTC area and often have speakers covering interesting and current topics. While we currently do not offer CPE credits, we are working towards being able to provide this in the future. Monthly meeting invitations are sent to local members and it helps us plan for room sizing, snacks, etc., if you would RSVP.

Your ideas and suggestions will help shape activities to the groups best interests, so please share your thoughts and ideas on topics or speakers of interest.

The Members Only LinkedIn Group (COLORADO FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP) is a key means of local communication on topics ranging from meetings to events and to job postings. Remember to register and to be announce yourself in this forum.

Please join us to keep and build the value of membership in our circle of friends. We are the local arm of a great networking group for financial executives. The group allows you to build and practice the networking skills that Matt Bud mentions in the daily newsletter and practice makes perfect.

Directions

Cincinnati, OH Sep 20, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Kenwood Towers
8044 Montgomery Road
1st Floor Conference Center
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Agenda



Festivities begin at 5:30 pm.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided by our friends and colleagues at Vernovis.

An evening not to be missed. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.

Basic Framework of Meeting:
5:30-6:00 PM - General Networking
6:00-6:30 PM - Introductions/9-second announcements
6:30-7:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
7:30-8:00 PM - General Networking


Directions

Intersection of I-71 & Montgomery Road

There is plenty of FREE parking available both inside and outside the building.

San Jose/Silicon Valley, CA Sep 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

The San Jose/Silicon Valley Chapter

Location:
Robert Half Management Resources, OfficeTeam
2350 Mission College Blvd Ste 800, Santa Clara, CA 95054

The conference room is on the second floor and you need to be escorted there because the building has secure elevators.

If you are planning to attend, please register to help our hosts plan for their hospitality needs.
Walk-ins are certainly welcome too! Feel free to pop in.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Silicon Valley Chapter Co Chairs -

David Paul - 408-398-3277
Ronald Koling - 510-410-1849
Taj Gulamani - 408-660-0500

Agenda

Agenda:

6:00-8:00 PM
- Networking with Financial Executives - Greet, meet and eat

- Elevator pitch practice and feedback

- Target Company Round Up - Seek connection vectors for introductions

- Seminar Round Up - other local networking opportunities

Directions

Directions to Robert Half OfficeTeam Santa Clara:

Robert Half Management Resources is located at 2350 Mission College Blvd, Suite 800, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Our meeting is on the second floor and you will need an escort for the elevator because the building has badge access security control.

There is onsite parking.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/officeteam+santa+clara/@37.2092425,-122.5019576,10z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x808fc9939e94d2f5:0x59de71bb64bcce82!2m2!1d-121.9668869!2d37.3870582

Charlotte, NC Sep 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Sherpa
1001 Morehead Square Drive
Suite 600
Charlotte, NC 28203
704.374.0001

Agenda

TOPIC:
“EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOUR NEXT JOB”

Presented by:
Justin DeClerck, Financial Recruiting Manager at Vaco Charlotte, LLC.

Justin will cover every area that a Financial Executive needs to know to position her/himself for their next job, no matter whether you are in transition or an alumni member. He will cover Attitude, Education, Experience, Image and Communication and Skill Sets to Match a Position.

Justin has 9 years of accounting and finance recruiting experience. He is a graduate of Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.

Please remember: This is not Tom Maupin’s Chapter, this is your Chapter. Please come to this meeting and bring a fellow FENG member.

RSVP Acceptance is required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org). Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Please call Tom Maupin on his cell phone (704) 756-6609 if you get lost or need additional information on the meeting.

Monthly chapter meetings are on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last an hour providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards.

We would like to spend the first 30 to 60 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
3. Share individual search and success stories.
4. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.
5. Bring your membership list.
6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.

Directions

Sherpa is located in the Morehead Square building just west of the Dowd YMCA. Parking is available in the attached parking garage or in the open lot behind the building.

Los Angeles (South Bay), CA Sep 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Toyota USA Auto Museum
19600 Van Ness
Torrance, CA 90501
310 468-4728

Agenda

Presentation- Where Is The Trump Economy Headed?

Andrew will discuss the following:
What is in store for the U.S. energy revolution?
What is the state of the MLP (pipeline) industry?
How to find yield in a low interest rate economy?
What is the outlook for the global economy and where are the opportunities in international equities?

Attend the September 20th FENG meeting featuring Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) officials to find out. Bring your questions!

Speakers-

Andrew Lapsley (Drew), CFA, a Client Portfolio Manager for Fundamental Equity for the United States. Areas of expertise include petroleum extraction, infrastructure (MLP) and energy related finance. Mr. Lapsley launched GSAM’s first MLP (Master Limited Partnership) in 2012. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts as well as the CFA Institute. Drew is a graduate of Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary, both located in Alberta, Canada and holds graduate degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.

Tucker Grace, CIMA, a Regional Director with Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he leads sales and marketing strategy efforts in SoCal. Mr. Grace joined GSAM in 2014. He has 18 years of industry experience as a Mutual Fund Wholesaler for JP Morgan Asset Managements, Alternative Investment Specialist with Central Park Group and UBS and began his financial services career as a financial advisor with Paine Webber. Tucker received a B.S. in Mathematics ’96 and a Master’s in Education ’97 from Wake Forest University. He also Captained the Wake Forest Football team where he was a 3-year starter and earned 1st Team All-ACC honors at Linebacker his senior year

Networking and a light meal will start at 6 PM.

Thanks to Retirement Benefits Group and RSM for generously sponsoring our events.

Directions

Approximately 6 blocks south of 190th Street. Exit the 405 at Western, go west to Van Ness and turn left to the Museum.

Free parking is available in front and back of the building.

Susquehanna Valley, PA Sep 20, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Lee R. Glatfelter Library
Penn State York
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403-3326

Agenda

YORK

The objective of our meetings is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers, share job leads and develop networking opportunities.

Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech, share recent successes and failures, present their networking requests, discuss their job search questions and any concerns they may be struggling with, and apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Please bring at least twenty-five copies of your “one pager”. This should provide your contact information at the top, followed by a brief overview of your background, and finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet. They should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.

Please have copies of your resume available to handout to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you. Also, bring a nametag to wear and a “name” tent card to place on the table in front of you.

Members of BENG and FEI are also invited to attend.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penn+State+York/@39.951014,-76.704275,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c88ecc709b4e31:0x36799e96802630be

Memphis, TN Sep 20, 2017

Time

7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Library telephone (901) 757-7323

Agenda

Come prepared to present your 90-second introduction. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to bring your:
- Name badge and tent
- Business cards to exchange
- Resume copies (optional) for distribution
- List of target companies or job leads (for active members)

DRESS: Business Casual

Directions

Germantown Community Library:
In the Conference Room, turn right at front entrance.

Baltimore, MD Sep 21, 2017

Time

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location

Ledgent Staffing
36 South Charles Street, 2nd floor conference room
Baltimore, MD 21201

Agenda

3 hours of FREE CPE Credit

Topics:

- ACCOUNTING:

- AUDIT:

- SMALL BUSINESS:

There are only 25 certifications available for each CPE session, so please be sure to secure your space immediately.

Breakfast is provided and the event is a great opportunity to network with local accounting & finance colleagues.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/36+S+Charles+St,+Baltimore,+MD+21201/@39.2879883,-76.6176525,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c803602a75e55f:0xb723dd93242fc3cb!8m2!3d39.2879842!4d-76.6154638 
- Available in Building Garage
- Meeting Held on 2nd Floor

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Sep 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Please join us for a social evening. It is a great opportunity to make new friends as well as catch-up with old friends!

- Drinks: Buy your own
- Dress: Business casual

Who Should Attend: FENG members, prospective members, and Woodlands chapter previous speakers.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Local+Pour-+The+Woodlands/@30.1710811,-95.4715823,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2756803bf9e19839

Austin, TX Sep 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Bridgepoint Consulting -
8310 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Bldg. 1, Ste. 420, Austin, Texas 78731


Agenda

Topic: Bridgepoint's Recruiting team will lead a discussion on best practices to use when working with recruiters, both as a candidate and as an employer.

Bridgepoint Consulting will provide drinks and light appetizers.



Bring business cards and name tags, and resumes.

Directions

Fort Worth, TX Sep 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Fort Worth CPA Society
550 Bailey Avenue, Suite 225, Conference Room
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Agenda

Topic: Mirror Image Groups

Speakers: Bob Walker, The FENG Dallas Chapter Chair and John Casey, Managing Partner at John Casey & Associates

Presentation:
Bob Walker and John Casey will discuss “Mirror Image Groups” and how these groups can help high level job seekers. They will provide a discussion of how to administer and run an effective group. They will also touch on suggested requirements, protocol and expectations.

Forming a mirror image group can speed up the job search process and provide valuable job leads and support. Learning objectives include a hands on approach to starting one of these groups and making it effective.

Speakers' bios:

John Casey:
John uses his functional and industry experience coupled with his talent network to help companies find financial, operations and sales talent. His career focuses on servant leadership, which combines his ability in finance with a passion for selling and for helping others. John seeks to build new relationships with CFOs and CEOs needing help in finding talent.

John is the Founder and Managing Director of John Casey & Associates, a boutique talent firm providing general management, financial and human resources consulting and interim staffing services. His firm specializes in helping manufacturing, distribution, retail, professional services and energy companies.

Prior to working at Hudson in an executive search role, John held executive positions in several large companies including Pepsico, Brierly Partners and Doskocil. John was the Co-leader of Tatum's Dallas office and is the founder of CEO Netweavers, the largest CEO networking organization in the US. John has an undergrad degree from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard.

Bob Walker:
Bob is an Investment Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a Registered Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager assisting businesses and individual clients in developing and implementing workable strategies to help them reach their financial objectives.

He was named in Texas Monthly as among the top 7% of advisors in Texas, and in the top 3% in Dallas in 2010 and 2011 by Five Star Wealth Manager.

Bob began his career at Arthur Young, CPAs, and was an international banker for 15 years at a major money center bank in charge of Europe and the Middle East. He has been a CFO at several companies. As a former accountant and CFO, Bob’s distinctive qualifications and experience work to help improve his clients’ positions. He is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School and Northern Arizona University. He holds a Masters Degree in International Management and Business Administration.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Fort+Worth+Chapter,+Texas+Society+Certified+Public+Accountants/@32.7530135,-97.365919,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e73e8f5cc932d:0xdd47f68a90eff69a!8m2!3d32.753009!4d-97.363725

Tulsa, OK Sep 25, 2017

Time

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Hideaway Pizza
Cherry Street, 1419 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Agenda

Informal Networking Luncheon

The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/search/Hideaway+Pizza,+1419+East+15th+Street,+Tulsa,+OK+74120/@36.1326019,-96.0448496,15z

San Francisco, CA Sep 26, 2017

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG) Robert Half Corporate Office
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

Agenda

FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG) Breakfast Meeting


Informal coffee and networking

Directions

Directions to Robert Half - San Ramon.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2613+Camino+Ramon,+San+Ramon,+CA+94583/@37.7684303,-121.9588258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808ff29ab37b3563:0x3db730a847817c62





Banking Sep 26, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Guest Speaker: Beverly R. Daniel, Career Counseling & Coaching Services, CareerGrowth Group

Please join us for "Riding The Wave-Creating and Advancing Your Career for 2020 and Beyond" with thought provoking insight from a career counselor and coach Beverly Daniel. If you are looking to advance your career within your current organization, or actively searching for a new role, Beverly has important information to help you succeed in achieving your goals!

Beverly's Bio:

Beverly R. Daniel, MS, MBA, founder of the CareerGrowth Group, is a well-known business executive and management consultant in the human capital development and management field. She has spoken and lectured throughout the USA on the topics she knows best from over 25 years’ experience in: career management and development, executive coaching, executive search, and leadership development and leadership training. She coaches executives and management-level professionals in the midst of career changes, as well as professionals reaching to attain new levels of success in their chosen fields. She has expanded her practice to help entrepreneurs develop strategic business plans and marketing (new business) plans. Also she also provides consulting to professional societies and their staff members.

Previously, she served as an executive search consultant to numerous clients from major FORTUNE 500 companies; in 1998, Consulting Magazine named Beverly to their “Ten Best” list of search professionals for outstanding service in the management consulting field.

Beverly is a well-known speaker and panelist (CBSCNY). In addition, Beverly has developed programs for alums of numerous universities through the USA and the world. Recently, she has delivered programs for corporate women’s groups at such companies as Allianz AG and Motorola.

Beverly holds a BS and MS in Psychological Counseling. She holds an MBA in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University.

The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker, Bev Daniel
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking





Please register by 2:30 PM on Monday before meeting or you may be wait-listed. Building security requires we provide a list of attendees before the meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, please use the web site to un-register.

ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.





Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Insurance Sep 26, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Guest Speaker: Beverly R. Daniel, Career Counseling & Coaching Services, CareerGrowth Group

Please join us for "Riding The Wave-Creating and Advancing Your Career for 2020 and Beyond" with thought provoking insight from a career counselor and coach Beverly Daniel. If you are looking to advance your career within your current organization, or actively searching for a new role, Beverly has important information to help you succeed in achieving your goals!

Beverly's Bio:

Beverly R. Daniel, MS, MBA, founder of the CareerGrowth Group, is a well-known business executive and management consultant in the human capital development and management field. She has spoken and lectured throughout the USA on the topics she knows best from over 25 years’ experience in: career management and development, executive coaching, executive search, and leadership development and leadership training. She coaches executives and management-level professionals in the midst of career changes, as well as professionals reaching to attain new levels of success in their chosen fields. She has expanded her practice to help entrepreneurs develop strategic business plans and marketing (new business) plans. Also she also provides consulting to professional societies and their staff members.

Previously, she served as an executive search consultant to numerous clients from major FORTUNE 500 companies; in 1998, Consulting Magazine named Beverly to their “Ten Best” list of search professionals for outstanding service in the management consulting field.

Beverly is a well-known speaker and panelist (CBSCNY). In addition, Beverly has developed programs for alums of numerous universities through the USA and the world. Recently, she has delivered programs for corporate women’s groups at such companies as Allianz AG and Motorola.

Beverly holds a BS and MS in Psychological Counseling. She holds an MBA in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University.

The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker, Bev Daniel
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking



Please bring a name badge, your resume, business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.





ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.



Please bring a name badge, a list of target companies, your resume, tent cards (with name), business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Washington, DC Sep 26, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Boardroom of Cherry Bekaert LLP
Conference Room, Suite 400
1934 Old Gallows Road, 4th Floor,
Vienna, VA, 22182

Agenda

Matt Bud will present "Winning the Interviewing Game." He will be joined by Doug Fine and Bruce Lynn.

Space is limited so you must register!

Our agenda is:
6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-6:40: Call to order, agenda review, announcements, and introduction of host, Rick Schneider, Tax Partner – Cherry Bekaert
6:40-7:30: Presentation - “Winning the Interviewing Game” by Matt Bud.
7:30-8:30: 90-second announcements, adjournment

Directions

I-495 Beltway to Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike/Rte. 7) towards
Tysons Corner. Make left at first light into Fairfax Square, opposite the
entrance to the Tysons Corner Mall, after merging onto Rte. 7 West. Turn immediately
left onto service road in front of Fairfax Square buildings and proceed to last turn before gas station.
Make right at this turn and enter parking garage at last entrance on right at end of road. Meeting is
on 4th floor of building across from parking garage.

Dallas, TX Sep 26, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Agenda

Topic: Mirror Image Groups

Speakers: Bob Walker, The FENG Dallas Chapter Chair and John Casey, Managing Partner at John Casey & Associates

Presentation:
Bob Walker and John Casey will discuss “Mirror Image Groups” and how these groups can help high level job seekers. They will provide a discussion of how to administer and run an effective group. They will also touch on suggested requirements, protocol and expectations.

Forming a mirror image group can speed up the job search process and provide valuable job leads and support. Learning objectives include a hands on approach to starting one of these groups and making it effective.

Speakers' bios:

John Casey:
John uses his functional and industry experience coupled with his talent network to help companies find financial, operations and sales talent. His career focuses on servant leadership, which combines his ability in finance with a passion for selling and for helping others. John seeks to build new relationships with CFOs and CEOs needing help in finding talent.

John is the Founder and Managing Director of John Casey & Associates, a boutique talent firm providing general management, financial and human resources consulting and interim staffing services. His firm specializes in helping manufacturing, distribution, retail, professional services and energy companies.

Prior to working at Hudson in an executive search role, John held executive positions in several large companies including Pepsico, Brierly Partners and Doskocil. John was the Co-leader of Tatum's Dallas office and is the founder of CEO Netweavers, the largest CEO networking organization in the US. John has an undergrad degree from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard.

Bob Walker:
Bob is an Investment Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a Registered Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager assisting businesses and individual clients in developing and implementing workable strategies to help them reach their financial objectives.

He was named in Texas Monthly as among the top 7% of advisors in Texas, and in the top 3% in Dallas in 2010 and 2011 by Five Star Wealth Manager.

Bob began his career at Arthur Young, CPAs, and was an international banker for 15 years at a major money center bank in charge of Europe and the Middle East. He has been a CFO at several companies. As a former accountant and CFO, Bob’s distinctive qualifications and experience work to help improve his clients’ positions. He is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School and Northern Arizona University. He holds a Masters Degree in International Management and Business Administration.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

Directions

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=4835+Lyndon+B+Johnson+Fwy&city=Dallas&state=TX&zipcode=75244&latitude=32.926569&longitude=-96.823458&geocode=ADDRESS&redirect=true

The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Richmond, VA Sep 26, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113

Agenda

The objective of the meeting is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with new ones whether you are currently employed or in transition.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Tavern+19/@37.5437376,-77.6868187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b16ef629ba4e7b:0x4e039746cdea221c!8m2!3d37.5437334!4d-77.6846246

Chicago (Suburban), IL Sep 26, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Sep 27, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: Gaining Control/Losing Control: IT Trends and the CFO

Speaker: Casey Hall, Chief Information Officer, Aventine Hill

CPE Credit: 1 Free Credit

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 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

Presentation:
Information Technology has enabled companies to achieve global scale and process efficiencies while enhancing basic operational and financial control. The latest trends in cloud, internet of things, Big Data, block chain, algorithms, machine learning and others offer even greater potential efficiencies but introduce entirely new risks to companies. This discussion will share highlights of what new technology is becoming available and how CFOs will be faced with thinking differently about processes, financial information, and risks.

Casey Hall’s bio:
Casey Hall has 25+ years’ experience in business and IT leadership roles in industries ranging from manufacturing to financial services. He is currently a CIO at Aventine Hill Partners providing CIO advisory services to client CEOs, COOs, and CFOs across diverse industries. Casey has driven large scale business process improvements, global & local scale system implementations, merger/acquisition IT integration, and divestiture transition. He has assessed and provided IT strategy and ERP roadmaps for companies ranging in size from $50 million to $1 billion in revenue.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/One+Hughes+Landing/@30.1720425,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

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