A Message From the FEI Detroit Chapter President

Dear FEI Members and Strategic Partners,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 program year of the Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International.

melissa-douglas-co-michigan-brand-photographer-02438.jpgI am Nancie Stoddard, Chief Financial Officer of Functional Fluidics, a biotech company working on advancements in sickle cell disease care. I am honored and privileged to be your Detroit Chapter President this year.I am very proud of the success our chapter has achieved over the past year as FEI Detroit has remained relevant, informative, and connected. We will continue to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and a vetted network of resources to strengthen your professional development and capabilities.

You have elected a slate of nine Officers in addition to myself to lead the Detroit Chapter. Foundational to the success of our membership organization is our Officers and Board of Directors. They have been finalizing plans for our new dynamic season, building on the momentum from last year. The knowledge they bring to their roles is inspiring as we work together to shape the future of our chapter. I am grateful for their commitment and dedication.
 
2022 - 2023 Detroit Chapter Officers
Tom Wolfe - Vice President of Career Services
Denny Glandon - Treasurer & Secretary
Ckera Goff - Assistant Treasurer
Kathy Burgess - Co-Vice President of Programs
Joe Keppler - Co-Vice President of Programs
Angela Barr - Co-Vice President of Membership Services
Andrew Emmert - Co-Vice President of Membership Services
Eva Constanzo Webb - Co-Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Rachel Spiewak - Co-Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors & Advisory Committee
Don Campion
Scott Cieslak
Alma Diaz
Kevin Dunivin
Jeffrey Evans
Allyson Farquhar-Boyle
Tim Gargaro
Lenora Hardy-Foster
Tom Kerns
Mary Krug
Blaire Miller
Tracy Neil
Avec O'Brien
Mark Rusch
Christine Santos
Bob Scherba
Irene Shotkin
Bob Solomon
Gregory Ulferts

Helping us manage the chapter is Sofia Konstance Nyland, Administrator, who has been invaluable to the chapter. Reach out to Sofia, or her assistant Gabrielle Bannon, at detroit.chapter@financialexecutives.org to help you navigate our chapter’s activities and offerings.
 
2022-2023 Strategic Partners
Our Strategic Partners are an integral part of our chapter, providing funding, knowledge sessions, and Board input. We seek to leverage their broad reach within our community to help grow the chapter membership as well as our expertise on regulatory and financial topics. With their generous support, we can continue our commitment to our members to provide meaningful programming throughout the year. When you require business services, please look to this list, and give our partners the opportunity to meet with you. Support their businesses in any way you can.
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The program year is substantially in place. I hope you will mark your calendars and plan to attend all the exciting events. Reach out and invite your qualified colleagues to attend our dinners as a guest, those who will add value and diversity to our collective. I am certain that the more you become more involved, the more value you will derive from your FEI membership. It is because of you and for you that FEI exists.

Please know that our venue costs have increased. To tightly manage our membership dues, the need for timely registrations and cancellations is more important than ever. If you have registered for an event and are unable to attend, we ask that you keep us informed, so we can anticipate our attendance accordingly. Please also be sure to register early, as capacity for some of our events will be limited.

Today, more than ever, the key to our success is our presence on social media. Join our LinkedIn group by clicking here. Join our Facebook page by clicking here or follow us on Instagram for all the latest news. Share our meetings and announcements with your network so that we can notify others about the exciting year ahead.

Our chapter is always looking to improve! Your suggestions are very valuable. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time if you have feedback or ideas to share.

Serving this great chapter, as a Board Director or Officer is something I have done for more than 12 years. I look forward to celebrating and sharing our chapter’s bright future with you.

Thank you again for your participation and support of FEI.

Sincerely,
Nancie Stoddard