FORWARDTHINKING Q2: GOVERNMENT CONTROLLERS SPEAK
Insights from top financial, business and government leaders on lessons learned and how they plan to navigate the road ahead
Federal, state and local leaders are working with the private sector to lead the US economy out of the financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. With trillions of dollars at stake, government comptrollers are at the tip of the spear in making sure taxpayers’ money is spent wisely and the right private sector partners are working within the system.
Q3 ForwardThinking discussions coming soon
In Q2, the Financial Education and Research Foundation (FERF), in cooperation with Robert Half | Protiviti, held in-depth Q&A discussions with government controllers on the ways they are leading city, state and federal governments and agencies out of the pandemic.
One State’s Path to Recovery
Learn how California’s state controller, Betty Yee is helping lead the state out of the economic crisis created by the pandemic.
The Growing Role of the Federal Government
Learn how the head of the Government Accountability Office is overseeing how taxpayer dollars are spent and striving to provide objective, non-partisan, fact-based analysis.
Navigating One City's Financial Future
Learn how Philadelphia’s rapid growth showcases the vital role that government oversight of taxpayer funds plays.
In Q1, the Financial Education and Research Foundation (FERF), in cooperation with Robert Half | Protiviti, held in-depth Q&A discussions with top executives on how the ways in which we work, connect and develop careers are evolving.
Rethinking the Office
Learn how leaders are working through challenges related to how and where work gets done.
Rethinking Work Life
Learn how leaders are recalibrating their strategies around employee work life and business operations for 2021.
Rethinking Recruiting & Career Development
Learn how the pandemic has altered standard ideas on recruiting and career development for emerging professionals to senior financial executives.
Delivering When it Matters Most
Listen to Teri discuss the challenges of navigating the pandemic and share her expertise and best practices to help others in the profession.
Teri has an extensive financial background that spans nearly 25 years. Since joining 3M in 2005, Teri has served as the finance director for the Safety & Graphics business group, the finance manager for several healthcare businesses and a specialized role in corporate finance, focused largely on M&A transactions. Prior to joining 3M, Teri was the Corporate Controller at Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America, a premier global consumer packaged frozen food company and an auditor with the global public accounting firm of Andersen LLP.
Teri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and she is a certified public accountant.
Listen to how remote work has helped Calvin gain the trust of his team and how we can turn this time of increased attention to racial injustice into a movement, not just a moment.
Prior to NUL, Calvin served as the CFO of Baltimore City Community College (“BCCC”), along with prior roles at non-profits such as the United Nations Foundation, NeighborWorks America, Legal Services Corporation, and Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation. His career began at the international accounting firm Arthur Andersen and Calvin has served as CFO, auditor, controller, forensic accountant, consultant, and expert witness over his career.
During his role as CFO at BCCC, the Baltimore Business Journal named Calvin as a “Best in Finance: CFO” of the year award recipient, and twice he has been named one the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today magazine.
Frequently contacted on matters related to business and leadership, Calvin has been quoted or interviewed by numerous news sources including Inc., CFO magazine, Black Enterprise, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, AMEX Open Forum and Staples Business Hub, and Financial Executives International.
Calvin is a former Chairman of the Board and National President of the National Association of Black Accountants (“NABA”) and a former President of the Baltimore NABA Chapter. Among prior volunteer roles, he has served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Association of Community College Business Officers (“MACCBO”), Chair of the Board of DC Doors, and is a Board member of the Maryland SPCA.
A lifelong-Marylander, Calvin resides in Brooklyn, New York.
At the Center of the Storm
Listen to Dennis describe the challenges he and his team have faced and overcome, and what their successes mean for companies both within, and outside of, healthcare.
Dennis earned an MBA in finance from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Dennis has served or is currently serving on the boards of invisionAZ, Greater MSP, the Ronald McDonald House, Charities of Phoenix, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, University of Arizona Health Plans, and MediSun. He just completed his term as chairman of the board of directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Dennis and his wife, Mary, have three daughters and maintain homes in both Rochester, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona.
Going on Offense
Listen to Dan share how his finance organization is navigating our current environment and preparing for the future, taking a similar approach as on the football field and building an offense within the finance organization.