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In the beginning ...


Financial Executives International was founded in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America. The expansion of responsibilities of financial executives into policy-making areas led us to change our name to Financial Executives Institute in 1962. As the global economy developed, we were the driving force in forming the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes in 1969.


And then ...

On November 6, 2000, with a name and philosophy change, we became Financial Executives International and opened membership to financial executives from around the world. FEI proactively helped design the CFO Act, and has a history of supporting legislation that enhances the business climate.

Now ...

FEI members ring the closing bell
FEI members ring the closing bell at NYSE and NASDAQ

FEI has its largest chapters located in Boston, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago, and there are a total of 85 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. FEI is currently  headquartered in Morristown, NJ, with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C .

FEI Canada (established in 1973) serves the needs of FEI's Canadian members, consists of 11 chapters and a membership that includes senior financial officers who face common issues and challenges.