A Message From the FEI Detroit Chapter Immediate Past President

Dear FEI Members and Strategic Partners,

As my two-year term as President of the Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI Detroit) comes to an end, I want to thank our members for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. It has been a rewarding and extremely valuable experience, both personally and professionally.
I want to thank our strategic partners for their support, trust, and the relationships that we have fostered.

I want to thank our board of directors and “my” officers, for their commitment, hard work and dedication. It has been an honor to be part of this leadership team. I am inspired by their determination, innovative ideas and strategic thinking. And above all, I am humbled by their tireless efforts to advance our chapter, even in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and through enormous change in our communities. I have been blessed to lead alongside such a quality board of directors and officers and I appreciate their commitment to our chapter, loyalty, and selflessness.

Lastly, I want to thank our chapter administrators Sofia Nyland and Katie Schanne, who were my right hand and left brain, and who worked shoulder to shoulder with me through every phase of my tenure.

Our chapter’s accomplishments over the past two years have been impressive, and without a doubt a team effort. It was the perfect team to weather the perfect storm, the one to bring us to the other side victorious, ready to embrace the new way of life, making it a better organization and on good footing for those who follow us.

I look forward to continuing to support our chapter’s leadership, and especially our incoming president Nancie Stoddard, as she continues to chart the path of our chapter’s future. Nancie has served on our board since 2010 and her outstanding leadership is exactly what our chapter needs now, along with our newly elected officers and directors. FEI Detroit could not be in more capable hands!

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to serve our chapter. It has been a privilege and a blessing.

With love,
Avec O’Brien
President 2019 - 2021