Welcome to FEI
Joe Whitsel, In Transition
Jessica Stockton, Controller, Acting CFO, Bicknell Family Holding Company, LLC
Angela Watson, Director-Global Accounting and Taxes, Garmin International
Timothy Johnson, In Transition
Alan Clayton, Vice President, CFO, Performance Contracting, Inc.
Pamela Hermesch, In Transition
Chris Kesten, In Transition
Jacqueline Robertson, In Transition
Lauren Meisner, Controller, UnitedLex
Julie Tyrell, Senior Revenue Manager, UnitedLex
Barbara Smith, Assistant Corporate Controller, Seaboard Corporation
Steve Kerns, In Transition
New Member Spotlight
Lieutenant Colonel Retired
Pentagon Financial Management Officer
Relocated to Kansas City to seek a financial operations opportunity that aligns with my experience in finance, budgeting, strategy, and leadership.
Big fan of: Let’s-Go-Royals!
Hobbies: Distance running and physical fitness
Favorite book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Lt. Col. (Ret.), US Army receives Game Ball from Kendall Gammon
Meeting and Greeting
Informal roundtables of executives with similar organizations encourage mutual problem-solving and sharing of ideas.
CFO – Come for 1 hour CPE credit October 19, cosponsored by FEI and MOCPA.
Nonprofit – We had 11 attend our last meeting, discussing common issues: benefits administration, PEO organizations and leasing employees, technology, dealing with non-profit boards and debt refinancing. Join our next session November 10.
Career Management – Our next meeting will be Oct 16, on Job Search Strategy Secrets.
Private Company – Join us November 9 for our next roundtable session.
Public Company – Join the discussion October 25, “Automation and Robotics – Financial Process Automation and Beyond.”
Manufacturing – Our next meeting will be November 28, for “Manufacturing Industrial Outlook.”
In Our Community
Micheal Lawrence, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, spoke at the Community Engagement Day about adults having a life-changing impact on children in at-risk family situations. The group currently has adult “bigs” paired with 1,270 children, providing stability, role models and friendship – and 490 kids on a waiting list to be matched with volunteer mentors. Micheal says Big Brothers Big Sisters can reach more children and best impact our community by implementing a business-like approach to fully embrace the resources we have.
On The Move
David Houchen recently joined Baker University as Vice President of Finance. He serves on the FEI Kansas City board and leads the Nonprofit Roundtable.
“One thing I enjoy about working at Baker is the focus on educating young people and equipping them to become confident, competent and responsible contributors to society,” David says.
David and his wife Janet are actively engaged with their five children (plus a German exchange student).