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Financial Executives International Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

- Andreas Rothe to Serve as Board Chair -

Morristown, N.J. 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 to the Board of Directors for the fiscal year, effective July 1, 2020.

Andreas Rothe will serve as the national Board Chair. Since becoming a member of FEI in 2000, he has participated in various leadership roles for the New Jersey Chapter, was elected to the Board as a Director in 2016 and served as the Association’s Treasurer for two years prior to taking on the role of Vice Chair.

Additional elected officers for the 2020-2021 fiscal year include:

  • Kevin T. McBride, VP, Finance, Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Intel Corporation, will serve as Vice Chair. He joined FEI in 2012 and has served on several of FEI’s Technical Committees, including the Committee on Corporate Reporting, prior to being elected to the Board as a Director in 2017. McBride was the Association’s Secretary for the past two years.
  • Bret Lawson will continue to serve as Treasurer. He has been a member of FEI since 2009 and has participated in many leadership roles prior to serving as FEI’s Arizona Chapter President from 2012 to 2013. He was elected to the Board as a Director in 2016.
  • Alice Jolla, Corporate Controller of Microsoft Corporation, will serve as the Association’s Secretary. She joined FEI in 2011 and has participated in FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting, as well as various Committee subsets such as the Leases Working Group.
  • Ellen R.M. Boyer, CFO of Logic20/20 Inc., will serve as Immediate Past Chair. She joined FEI in 2002 and was elected to the Board in 2014 as a Director. Boyer has served in various roles within FEI’s Washington State Chapter, including President from 2013 to 2014.

"On behalf of the entire organization, I am pleased to welcome these members to their newly appointed roles. FEI will benefit from such a knowledgeable and passionate group of leaders serving on this year’s Board of Directors," said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of Financial Executives International and the Financial Education & Research Foundation. "Their commitment and contributions will shape the future of the association, reinforcing its member-driven core values of leadership, integrity, inclusion, engagement and networking while advancing the success of financial leaders, their organizations, and the profession."

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

Michael Bryant
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Nashville Chapter


Nicole Phelan
Corporate Controller
BG Staffing
Dallas Chapter

Frank Cesario
Chief Financial Officer
CTI Industries Corporation
Chicago Chapter 


Jay Peterson  
Director, Government Finance and Compliance
Lockheed Martin Corporation
District of Columbia Chapter


Heather Cole 
Executive Coach/Business Analytics Advisor    
Lodestar Solutions, Inc.
Tampa Bay Chapter


Caroline Sullivan
Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller
Moody’s Corporation
New York City Chapter


Paul Hensley
Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO
San Antonio Chapter


James Walbom
Vice President, Finance and Operations
Rancher Labs, Inc
Arizona Chapter 

Shawn Husband
Senior Director, Global Lease Center of Expertise

John White
Partner, Corporate Department
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York City Chapter


Mary Hoeltzel
Senior Vice President, Tax and Global Chief Accounting Officer
Philadelphia Chapter


Jason Yager
Chief Finance and Administrative Officer
GTM Group
Philadelphia and New Jersey Chapters

About FEI
Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its10,000 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 more than 65 Chapters in the U.S. FEI is located in Morristown, NJ. Visit for more information.

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