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  • Paul Toler, Director of Business & Fiscal Operations, KU Medical Center
  • Laura Bontje, Senior Director of Tax & Accounting, Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
  • Christine Ritchie, Senior VP/CFO, Cooperative Finance Association
  • Patricia Lewis, Comptroller, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
  • Brian Hagenhoff, Director of Finance, BCBS Kansas City
  • David Stephanchick, CFO, Automatic Systems, Inc.
  • Mike Harris, CFO, JR & Co.
  • Caleb Flax, FP&A Leader, Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Dayna Jones, Sr. Manager Corporate Accounting, Performance Contracting Group
  • Kimberly Praechter, Sr. Director Finance and Accounting, Service Management Group
  • Michael Trollinger, CFO, Seaboard Corporation
  • Christina Economou, CFO, Gowan Company
  • Joe Christifano, EVP & Treasurer, Citizens Bank & Trust
  • Brittany Carter, Senior Director Financial Planning and Analysis, CBOE Global Markets, Inc.
  • Ryan Martin, Controller, Glynn Devins
  • Jenny Clemons, VP of Finance, Beauty Brands


Four Members Rewarded for Staying Connected in 2020

The FEI KC Board awarded four members a busy bee award for their continued and consistent attendance and support of FEI KC during the pandemic year.

  • Patti Gardner
  • Becky Rimmer
  • Barbara Smith, and
  • Matt Vogel

The members were recognized with a certificate and a gift card at the Spring Social at Corrigan Station.


All upcoming events can be viewed on our Events Page.

Roundtables for Nonprofit, Private Company and Career Management

CFO Stay tuned for our next meeting.

Nonprofit  Stay tuned for more meeting information.

Career Management Stay tuned for our next meeting time!

Private Company Join us for our first meeting of the new year: Sept 26.

Manufacturing Stay tuned for upcoming meeting information.



Patti Gardner & Deanna Gillett
Patti Gardner (left) and Deanna Gillett (right) were among the 14 honorees at the Kansas City Business Journal 2019 CFO of the Year Lunch. Patti has been a member of FEI KC since 2012 and is the CFO of Camp Fire National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Deanna joined FEI KC in 2018 and is the CFO of Wachter, Inc. in Lenexa, Kansas.


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