Financial Executives International Announces 2019-2020 Board Of Directors

- Ellen R.M. Boyer to Serve as Board Chair -

Morristown, N.J. Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, announced today the election of a new slate of executive officers and members of the Board of Directors for the fiscal year, effective July 1, 2019.

Ellen R.M. Boyer, CFO of Logic20/20 Inc. will serve as the national Board Chair. She joined FEI in 2002 and was elected to the Board in 2014 as a Director. Boyer has served in various roles within FEI’s Washington State Chapter, including serving as the President in 2013-2014.

Additional elected officers for the 2019-2020 fiscal year include: 

  • Andreas Rothe, CFO of Fragomen, will serve as Vice Chair. Since becoming a member of FEI in 2000, he has participated in various leadership roles for the New Jersey Chapter, and was elected to the Board as a Director in 2016 and served as the Association’s Treasurer for the past two years.
  • Bret Lawson, CFO of Hourigan, will serve as Treasurer. He has been a member of FEI since 2009 and has participated in many leadership roles prior to serving as FEI’s Arizona Chapter President from 2012-2013. He was elected to the Board as a Director in 2016.
  • Kevin T. McBride, VP, Finance and Corporate Controller of Intel Corporation, will again serve as Secretary. He joined FEI in 2012 and has served in leadership roles within FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting and Committee on Finance & Information Technology.
  • Linda K. Zukauckas, EVP and Deputy CFO of American Express, will serve as Immediate Past Chair. She has been an active member of FEI since 2003, serving in leadership roles as President of the New York City Chapter, and a member of FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting prior to serving on FEI's Board of Directors since 2015. 

"On behalf of the entire association, I am pleased to welcome these members into their newly appointed roles. We are so fortunate to have such a well-informed and enthusiastic group of leaders serving on this year’s Board of Directors," said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of Financial Executives International and the Financial Education & Research Foundation. "Their dedication and contributions are vital as we continue to advance FEI’s mission of education, career development, advocacy and research on behalf of all financial executives."

Additionally, twelve professionals will serve as members of FEI’s Board of Directors: 

Deborah Adkins, CPA, CFF, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Children’s Home Society of Florida
Central Florida Chapter


Nicole Phelan
Corporate Controller
BG Staffing
Dallas Chapter

Frank Cesario
Chief Financial Officer
CTI Industries Corporation
Chicago Chapter 

Jay Peterson   
Director, Government Finance
and Compliance
Lockheed Martin Corporation
District of Columbia Chapter


Sam Eldessouky          
Senior Vice President, Controller and CAO
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
New Jersey Chapter


Susan Salvesen
STRe Solutions
Silicon Valley Chapter

Paul Hensley
Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO
San Antonio Chapter


James Walbom
Chief Financial Officer
Arizona Chapter 

Shawn Husband
Senior Director, Global Lease Center of Expertise

John White
Partner, Corporate Department
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York City Chapter


Alice Jolla
Corporate Controller
Microsoft Corporation
Washington State Chapter

Jason Yager
Chief Finance and Administrative Officer GTM Group
Philadelphia and New Jersey Chapters


About FEI

Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of more than 65 Chapters in the U.S. FEI is located in Morristown, NJ. Visit for more information.

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