In its ninth year, the FEI Hall of Fame continues to provide recognition to senior-level financial executives who have epitomized the performance, leadership and integrity of the most exemplary financial professionals throughout their careers and in doing so, have made significant contributions to the betterment of their respective organizations and to the profession as a whole.
The 2015 inductees will be formally honored during an induction ceremony at the Hall of Fame black-tie gala on November 16 at Gotham Hall in New York City, in conjunction with FEI’s 34th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference. The celebration will begin at 7:30 pm with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. This year’s inductees include:
Fred A. Allardyce has been Chairman and CEO of Advanced Breath Diagnostics since March 2000. Mr. Allardyce’s professional career also includes various executive positions at American Standard Inc. including Senior VP of Medical Products, CFO, Controller and Assistant Controller. He has also served in various financial-related capacities for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons and Continental Oil Company. He is past Chairman of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) and in 2002 served as Chairman of the FEI.
Joan Lordi Amble retired as Executive VP and Corporate Controller of American Express Company. From 2003 to 2011, and served in several senior positions at American Express, including the role of comptroller. She has worked in various financial leadership roles with General Electric Company, including COO and CFO of GE Capital Markets, served with the Financial Accounting Standards Board earlier in her career. She currently serves as a Director of Brown-Forman Corporation and Sirius XM Radio.
Barbara Hackman Franklin served as the 29th U.S. Secretary of Commerce for President George H.W. Bush. Altogether she has served five U.S. Presidents and is now president and CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, advising American businesses with global interests. Ms. Franklin has been a director of 14 public and three private companies. Currently she is a Board member of Aetna, Inc., and is a trustee of American Funds. She has chaired six public company audit committees.
Bryan R. Roub retired as Senior VP and CFO of Harris Corporation in 2006 after nine years with the company. Prior, he served various roles at Midland-Ross Corporation, including Assistant Controller, Controller, Executive VP of Finance and CFO. He also served as a member of the audit staff of Ernst & Young. Currently, he is a Board Director at Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
P. Norman Roy has held a distinguished career as a financial executive, ultimately serving as the CFO at the Barry Wright Corporation in the Boston area. During that time, Mr. Roy joined the Boston chapter of FEI and served in a variety of roles including Chapter President and finally as Chairman of FEI. In 1988, Mr. Roy joined the FEI staff as President and served with distinction over the ensuing decade.
All proceeds from the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Gala benefit Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).
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