FLORHAM PARK, N.J.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Executives International (FEI), the preeminent association for financial executives, announced today that it is expanding its U.S. presence with the chartering of a new chapter in Knoxville, Tennessee. With the recent addition of the Knoxville chapter, FEI''s roster now totals 85 chapters, 74 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada.
The Knoxville Chapter of FEI will provide a venue for networking and discussion of the important issues affecting financial professionals at both the local and national levels. Marie Hollein the President and CEO of FEI will present the Chapter with its official Charter today at 12pm at the Peerless Restaurant in Knoxville.
"We are excited for the formation of a new chapter which enables FEI to expand its presence into the great city of Knoxville and meet the specific needs of local professionals," said Marie Hollein. "Knoxville has a growing business community, and this chapter will offer professionals networking opportunities, CPE sessions, member career counseling and many other tools that are important to their companies. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to applaud Knoxville's newly elected board of directors who represent Knoxville's finest financial executives."
FEI elected Chris Chandler, Chief Financial Officer at Radio Systems, to serve as the FEI Knoxville Chapter President. Additional members serving on the Knoxville Chapter's 2009-2010 board of directors include seasoned financial executives across various sectors:
- Vice president of Programs - Janet Parkey, Chief Financial Officer, Optimal 4 Software;
- Vice president of Sponsorship - Debbie Carper, Chief Financial Officer, Medic Regional Blood Center;
- Secretary - Luis Reyes, Chief Financial Officer, Vifan USA and Vifan Canada, Inc.;
- Treasurer - Frank Southall, Vice President And Controller, Ruby Tuesday;
- Co-vice President of Membership - James Clayton, Chief Financial Officer, Scripps Networks;
- Co-vice President of Membership - Andre Juneau, Controller, Bush Brothers & Company
Chris Chandler stated, "We encourage all local CFOs, Controllers, Treasurers and VP's of Finance to attend our upcoming events. In addition to FEI's existing offices in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville, the Knoxville chapter enables us to engage even more closely with Tennessee members, offering tremendous opportunities and easy access to top-notch resources."
For more information on attending the events, or on membership for the FEI Knoxville Chapter, please contact Member Services by e-mail, Knoxville@financialexecutives.org or by phone, 877-359-1070.
Financial Executives International is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences and publications. Members participate in the activities of 85 chapters, 74 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada. Visit www.financialexecutives.org for more information.
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