ForwardThinking: Four Challenges, Four Leaders
Insights from top financial executives on how they plan to navigate the road ahead
Senior-level financial executives are at the center of challenging times, requiring them to reflect on the fundamentals of their profession, their role as leaders and accept responsibility for greater societal change.
The Financial Education and Research Foundation (FERF), in cooperation with Robert Half | Protiviti, held in-depth Q&A discussions with four FEI members that have seen their industries and world upended overnight, and shared how they plan to navigate the unclear road ahead.
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.
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Office Reentry & Post COVID-19 Recovery: Are You Ready?
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will mean lasting changes to the way companies and people work. This short video reflects on lessons learned and what success looks like in the coming months as stay-at-home orders are lifted. Topics include the impact of remote work, the return to office-based work and how to manage mental health in the ‘new normal.’
Gaining Shelter from the Storm – A Finance Labor Model Tailor-Made to Manage Crises
What happens to your finance organization – specifically, the critical processes, activities, reporting and deadlines for which you’re responsible – when your team is suddenly unavailable, unable to work in the office or remotely? Such situations have unfolded with blinding speed during the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, they can just as easily result from other potential emergencies that prevent the finance team from managing vital and time-sensitive business-as-usual activities.
10 Lessons for Managing Your Staff in the COVID Era
Most business owners and managers know by now that when stay-at-home orders are lifted in their state or country, business as usual will be far from it. The workplace may look a lot different for the forseeable future as health and safety protocols are implemented. And the transition to remote work could be lasting one for businesses that realize their employees can be just as productive working at home. So how do you manage your employees when everything's constantly changing? More importantly, what can you do now to prepare for the weeks and months ahead?