Welcome to FEI
Chris Munsch, CFO, Mayer Hoffman McCann
Tim Carroll, Director of Finance, American Royal Association
Chris Grant, CFO, MRG Design, LLC
Glenn Soendker, In transition
Gary Gates, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Xikar, Inc.
Tony Sites, Assistant Controller, Envision, Inc.
Monica Greer, Vice President of Finance, CFO, Goodwill
Paul Stiglic, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer, Concorde Career Colleges
Kirstin Beyer, Controller, V2 Ventures
Lee Brown, Controller, Economic Development Council – KC
Meeting and Greeting
In Our Community
Lynn Parman, President & CEO of the American Royal, walked FEI members through the KC institution’s experiences implementing the Disney Model for building lasting customer relationships. “It all begins with your purpose,” Parman said on Nov. 13. The Royal’s purpose is all about educating young people in ways that “inspire and cultivate dreams.” She said Disney principles help the Royal design themes that permeate every aspect of the experience, with end-to-end attention to detail. Purposeful planning adds up – at the American Royal as well as at Disney theme parks – to “magic moments” that create emotional connections lasting a lifetime.
Informal roundtables of executives with similar organizations encourage mutual problem-solving and sharing of ideas.
CFO – Join us to earn 1 hour CPE credit at our next session April 20, cosponsored by FEI and MOCPA.
Nonprofit – We enjoyed a great discussion January 26 hosted by BKD on: productivity for MS Outlook and meetings, IT systems implementation – how to avoid the pain, ransomware and cybersecurity (very informative), and expense reimbursement best practices. Join us again March 23.
Career Management – Our next meeting will be Feb 19, to discuss successful job transitioning strategies and stories.
Private Company– Join us February 8 for our next roundtable session.
Public Company– Join us for our next session Feb 21 at CBIZ, with presentation on “First impressions: Accounting and auditing block chains and ICOs.”
Manufacturing – During our plant tour of Strawberry Hill Povitica January 23, we discussed managing growth within a manufacturing company: making capital investments in PP&E, driving process efficiencies and implementing automation as plant capacity levels continue to be stretched, as well as having a focused employee recruitment, development, and retention plan to have a slight edge in the market. Next meeting is March 29.