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FEI Detroit
A professional organization for senior financial executives providing unparalleled opportunities for career advancement through networking, knowledge, leadership and advocacy.


Our chapter goal is to be known as the premier financial podium in SE Michigan.  Delivering high-quality speakers and content, growing and retaining members, and ensuring effective succession planning will continue to effectively position the Detroit chapter and our members for success.  Special emphasis this season on the "Rise of Detroit" by providing Financial Executives with dynamic speaker presentations, opportunities for career development, networking, and unique experiences at each of our events.

Membership
The FEI Detroit chapter has seen continuous membership growth.  Currently, the membership count is 200 members, representing a broad cross-section of Metro Detroit’s financial community.  Blaire Miller and Peter Provenzano, Co-VPs of Member Services, could use your assistance in growing and retaining members.  If you are interested in volunteering on the membership committee, please reach out to Megan Atkinson at 248.895.2360 or detroitfei@gmail.com.

Dinner Meetings
We will hold eight dinner meetings this year along with two diversity luncheons and two social evenings.  Our dinner meetings will be held at The Detroit Athletic Club and other venues surrounding the metro Detroit area. The evening begins with a top notch CPE career development session at 4:00 PM, followed by a professional development session at 5:00 PM, and networking from 6:00 to 6:45 PM.  Networking with colleagues is one of the key benefits of membership in FEI.  Dinner will start at 6:45 PM and the speaker presentation will begin at 7:30 PM. FEI has mailed members a postcard with our upcoming events so you can mark your calendars. Join our LinkedIn group or follow us on Facebook at FEI Detroit to keep to date on upcoming events!

2017 - 2018 Calendar

Monday, October 23 - Dinner Meeting @ The Detroit Athletic Club
4:30 PM - Professional Development Session w/ Plante Moran
"Ensuring Resources are Available for the Care of Loved Ones"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Hugh Sloan Jr.
"Watergate: The Experience and Its Relevance Over the Past 45 Years"

Thursday, November 2 - Luncheon @ Forest Lake Country Club
11:30 AM - Arrival and Registration
12:00 PM - Lunch followed by Speaker Presentation - Ash Noah, AICPA
"Business as Unusual - How to Achieve Agility in Disruptive Times"

Monday, November 13 - Dinner Meeting Location TBD
4:00 PM - Career Development Session
"Automotive CEO Roundtable Discussion"
5:00 PM - Professional Development Session w/ PwC
"Fit for Growth - How Should You Prepare"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Tom Wilson, Olympia Entertainment
"Vibrant Detroit Sports Complex"

Tuesday, December 19 - Holiday Celebration @ Birmingham Country Club
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wednesday, January 31 - Dinner Meeting @ The Inn at St. John's
4:00 PM - Career Development Session w/ Purple Squirrel Advisors
"Succession Planning: Identifying Your Furture Leaders"
5:00 PM - Professional Development Session w/ Wells Fargo
"Automotive Outlook"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Tim Quinlan, Wells Fargo
"Economic Overview"

Monday, February 26 - Academic Dinner Meeting Location @ Wayne State University
4:00 PM - Career Development Session
"Financial Young Professional Roundtable Discussion"
5:00 PM - Professional Development Session w/ BDO
"New Revenue Recognition"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Dr. M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University
"Unlimited Opportunity"

Monday, March 19 - Dinner Meeting @ Birmingham Country Club
4:00 PM - Career Development Session w/ Purple Squirrel Advisors
"How the Company Culture Impacts the Bottom Line"
5:00 PM - Professional Development Session w/ Brown & Brown of Detroit

"Business Income Insurance"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Rory Cooper, Purple Strategies
"Managing Company Brands Through Growth, Decline, & Crisis"

Monday, April 23 - Dinner Meeting @ MSU Troy Management Education Center
4:00 PM - Career Development Session w/ Purple Squirrel Advisors & Jeneen McNally
"From Diversity to Inclusion: How the 4 C's Can Rock Your Bottom Line"
5:00 PM - Professional Development Session w/ Grant Thornton
"Why Assess or Audit Organizational Culture?"
6:00 PM - Cocktails and Networking
6:45 PM - Dinner followed by Speaker Presentation - Jeneanne Hanley, Lear Corp.
"Powerful Partnerships Between Business leaders and Their CFO"

Thursday, June 7 - Social Evening Tentative @ M1 Concourse

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