January/February 2016

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President's Message

It was great to get back into the FEI meeting flow in January. It is always tough to take the month of December off, so it was great to see such high attendance and quality programs. For those of you who missed the January Chapter Meeting, Baker Tilly Search & Staffing and Schenck hosted an excellent PD session focused on the importance of hiring and retaining the best candidates. The featured Keynote Speaker was Tim Christen, Chairman & CEO of Baker Tilly, and Chairman of the Board of the AICPA. Tim gave a fantastic presentation to a full house and spoke about several topics relating to the state of the accounting profession, its evolving future and an update on the status of the AICPA. I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone involved that helped us start the first event of the New Year strong! 

Click here to read the complete President's Message from Doug Stecker.

The January/February Diversity Update includes the following information:

  • Highlights from the Women’s Leadership Coaching Webinar: Giving and Receiving Feedback, which was hosted by Grant Thornton on December 8, 2015.
  • Current calendar of Diversity Events

  • Diversity Group Summary

To read the complete Diversity Group Update click here.

Our next Peer Group Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25th, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM at Keller in Kaukauna. You always have input into the Peer Group Agenda! Join your fellow financial executives for an afternoon of sharing information. Click here to register!

Please click here to read the entire Peer Group Update.

Special Feature: Aon Article

The FEI National Office is again offering financial support for a special membership recruitment campaign for our chapter through February 29, 2016, whereby the national membership fee is reduced to $399.00 from $525.00. As far as I know it will never cost less to join FEI. This promotion is offered in conjunction with our February 16, 2016 Chapter Meeting at Lambeau Field.  

To read the complete Membership Update, click here.

For the CFO, who is becoming more involved with HR in healthcare decisions, the keys to the health plan game are eliminating risk, removing volatility and lowering costs. As health care costs continue to rise and the market remains unpredictable, more companies are turning to private health exchanges to achieve the financial stability and predictability that CFO's seek. While only 3 percent of employers currently use this approach, 22 percent report they will use it in three to five years.

Click here to read the Aon Private Health Exchanges Article.


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