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Financial Executives International Announces Election of 2014-2015 Board of Directors

July 9, 2014



MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 9 -- Financial Executives International issued the following news release:

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. Mitch Danaher, Deputy Controller of General Electric Company will serve as national Board Chair. He has had a three decade career with General Electric which began in 1982 when he served as a recruit in their Financial Management Program. Danaher has served as a Member of the U.S. delegation to the International Accounting Standards Committee, as well as a Member of the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force. He was named to FEI's Board of Directors in 2012 and is active in FEI's Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR). Additional elected officers for the 2014-2015 year include: * Gregory Ulferts, Professor and Director of the Graduate Business Program at University of Detroit Mercy will serve as national Vice Chair. Since joining FEI in 1984, Ulferts has served in various roles within FEI's Detroit Chapter and the national organization, including as Secretary of the Board of Directors and as a member of FEI's Budget & Finance Committee, Diversity Committee and Financial Executives Research Foundation's (FERF) Research Committee. * Peter S. Rockett, Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce will serve as national Treasurer. Peter has been a member of FEI since 1999. He was President of FEI's Boston Chapter in 2012-2013 and currently chairs its Nominating Committee. Prior to his officer roles as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the chapter, he chaired the Professional Development Committee from 2006-2009. * Ann Svoboda, Corporate Treasurer of Carestream Health, Inc.will serve as national Secretary. Svoboda has held various senior finance positions at companies such as Culligan, Cadbury Schweppes, Royal Ahold and Wackenhut. She has been a member of various national committees, including the Committee on Benefits and Finance, the Committee on Corporate Treasury, and FERF's Research Committee. Svoboda has also been a member of FEI's New Jersey Chapter since 2009 and joined the Board of Directors in 2012.

"We are very excited to welcome these members into their newly appointed Board roles. These individuals possess expertise and industry knowledge and commitment to FEI," said Marie N. Hollein, CTP, President and CEO of FEI and FERF. "This dynamic group of individuals represents our dedicated members and we strongly believe that under their leadership the organization is well positioned to further drive its mission over the next year." Additionally, seven professionals will serve as members of FEI's Board of Directors: Prat Bhatt

Senior Vice President , Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer

Cisco Systems

FEI Silicon Valley ChapterJohn G. Panetta

Director of Government Accounting

Raytheon Company

FEI Boston Chapter

Ellen R. Boyer

Chief Financial Officer

Logic20/20, Inc.

FEI Washington State Chapter

Thomas W. Haller, CPA

Financial Management and Reporting

Advisor

FEI Connecticut/Westchester ChapterAndrea Edmonds

Accounting Policy, Retirement and

Bonus Accounting Manager

Intel Corporation

FEI New Mexico ChapterAnn Kaesermann

Vice President - Controller

Hilcorp Energy Company

FEI Houston ChapterThomas E. Feeney

Chief Financial Officer

Bryce Company

FEI Memphis Chapter

[Category: Financial Services]

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