November/December 2015

President's Message


It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through our current FEI programming year. We have a lot of momentum going into our 2016 meeting schedule with the great start we received from our first three meetings. The professional development session of our November chapter meeting focused on tax updates, and was led by Wipfli and Godfrey & Kahn. Robert Schimek, AIG President of the Americas, was our keynote speaker and he did not disappoint. He focused his topic on the risks that AIG faces as one of the largest insurers in the world.

Click here to read Doug's complete President's Message.

Diversity Group Update
Peer Group Update



FEI Diversity will be sponsoring a six part lunch and learn webinar series offered through Women’s Leadership Coaching. Though the webinars are provided through a women’s group, the topics apply regardless of gender and all are welcome. Please click here to access the registration page for the December 8th Webinar at Grant Thornton.

To read the complete Diversity Group Update click here.


The Peer Group held a meeting on November 5th and discussed the new regulations for repairs and maintenance, and the Affordable Care Act. We also addressed the process to request proposals for audit and tax, and discussed expected wage increases for 2016. You always have input into the Peer Group Agenda!

Our next meeting is February 25, 2016. Please click here to view more details.

Membership Update

Special Feature: Career Management Update


October was a fantastic month for recruitment for our Chapter. As a result of the Chapter Challenge Promotion we signed up 11 members compared to our goal of 12. This has been a very popular promotion around the country. We are tentatively planning to offer this same promotion again during either February or March 2016.

To read the complete Membership Update, click here.



Based on the day long Career Management Workshop held on May 14, 2015 at Bridgewood in Neenah, it became clear there was additional interest in professional social media and understanding the power of LinkedIn.

To read Scott's complete update, including information on his LinkedIn training sessions and the 2016 Career Management Workshop, click here

Special Feature: FEIconnect

What is FEIconnect? In a nutshell, it's an online network exclusively for FEI members and their staff. FEI members can use the site to build relationships and network with others who share their interests, specialties or questions. Click here to read the complete overview.

You may also click here to access instructions on how log-in and complete your profile on FEIconnect. 


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