Financial Executives International Announces Election of 2016-2017 Board of Directors

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"On behalf of the entire association, I welcome these members into their newly appointed Board roles," said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of Financial Executives International.

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, 2016.

Prat Bhatt, SVP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Cisco Systems will serve as national Board Chair. Since joining FEI in 2007, he has served in various roles within Financial Executives Research Foundation’s Research Committees and Board of Trustees, including the role of Chair in 2013. Bhatt was elected to the FEI Board in 2014 as a Director and is an active participant on FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting.

Additional elected officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year include:

Linda K. Zukauckas, Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller of American Express will serve as national Vice Chair. She joined FEI in 2003 and has served in various roles within FEI’s New York City Chapter, including serving as the President in 2014-2015. Zukauckas was elected to the Board in 2015 as a Director and is active in FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting.

Ellen R.M. Boyer, Chief Financial Officer of Logic20/20 Inc. will serve as national Treasurer. She has been a member of FEI since 2002. Boyer participated in various Chapter Leader roles before serving as was President of FEI’s Washington State Chapter in 2013-2014. She was then elected to the Board as a Director and served in this role for two years.

John G. Panetta, Sr., Senior Director of Government Accounting of Raytheon Company will serve as national Secretary. Since joining FEI in 2008, he has been active in FEI’s Committee on Government Business. Panetta was elected to the Board in 2014 as a Director and served in this role for two years.

Mitch Danaher, Deputy Controller of General Electric Company, will serve as the national Immediate Past Chair. He has been a member of FEI since 1996, serving on FEI's Board of Directors since 2012 and is active in FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting.

"On behalf of the entire association, I welcome these members into their newly appointed Board roles," said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of Financial Executives International. "These individuals bring a wealth of experience to their new positions which will help advance FEI’s mission."

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

Asa J. Beck, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Centennial AG Supply Co., Colorado Chapter

Howard R. Bornstein, Chief Financial Officer, Foth & Van Dyke, LLC, Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter

Michael K. Borrows, CPA, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, USA Truck Inc., Kansas City Chapter

Gary Correia, Chief Financial Officer, Mirum, Inc., San Diego Chapter

George A. de Urioste, Chief Financial Officer and Audit Committee Chairman, Pluribus Networks, Inc. and Bridgelux, Inc., Silicon Valley Chapter

Dr. H. Stephen Grace, Jr., President, H. S. Grace & Company, Inc., Houston Chapter

Timothy Hart, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, First National of Nebraska, Inc., Nebraska Chapter

Bret Lawson, Arizona Chapter

Bridgette Link, Senior Director - Corporate Accounting, Microsoft, Washington State Chapter

Loren Mahon, Vic President, Finance Systems, Oracle Corporation, Silicon Valley Chapter

Andreas Rothe, Chief Financial Officer, Fragomen, New Jersey Chapter

Leslie F. Seidman, Executive Director-Lecturer, Pace University, Connecticut/Westchester Chapter

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 74 chapters in the U.S. and a chapter in Japan. FEI is located in Morristown, NJ, and Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.financialexecutives.org for more information.

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Lili DeVita
Financial Executives International
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ldevita(at)financialexecutives.org

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