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.

This year’s inductees include Robert T. Blakely, former CFO of WorldCom, Gaylen N. Larson, former Chair of COSO and Robert L. Ryan, former CFO of Medtronic.

Robert T. Blakely

Gaylen N. Larson

Robert L. Ryan

FEI is thrilled to celebrate the 2014 inductee class during an honorary ceremony at the Hall of Fame black-tie gala at Gotham Hall. Proceeds from the Gala benefit Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).

Monday, November 17 | Gotham Hall


7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dinner followed by Induction Ceremony

Bob Pisani, CNBC "On-Air Stocks" Editor
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has reported on Wall Street and the stock market from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for more than a decade. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before moving to the New York Stock Exchange in 1997.

He was nominated twice for a "CableACE Award"—in 1993 and 1995.

In 2013, he won Third Place in the National Headliner Awards in the Business and Consumer Reporting category for his documentary on the diamond business, "The Diamond Rush."

In 2014, Bob was honored with a Recognition Award from the Market Technicians Association for "steadfast efforts to integrate technical analysis into financial decision making, journalism and reporting."

Prior to joining CNBC, Pisani co-authored "Investing in Land: How to Be a Successful Developer." He and his father taught a course in real estate development at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987-1992. Pisani learned the real estate business from his father, Ralph Pisani, a retired real estate developer.

Follow Bob Pisani on Twitter @BobPisani.

Inscriptions adorn the granite walls of Gotham Hall. The words of success through wisdom and commerce echo through the halls of this former Greenwich Savings Bank headquarters. Gotham Hall, however, has combined these sentiments in an entirely new, fresh, and exciting way to emerge as one of New York City’s most prominent and prestigious social, corporate, and non-profit event venues.

If you are interested in becoming a Hall of Fame sponsor please click here or contact Kit Hall at 973.765.1064. Proceeds benefit Financial Executives Research Foundation.

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