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

Marc Leduc
Lieutenant Colonel Retired 
US Army 
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


Marc Leduc

Lt. Col. (Ret.), US Army receives Game Ball from Kendall Gammon


Meeting and Greeting

Roundtable Update

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.”




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).

David Houchen