Four Challenges, Four Leaders

ForwardThinking: Four Challenges, Four Leaders

Insights from top financial executives on how they plan to navigate the road ahead

FEI RH Protiviti

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 impacts of the global pandemic, economic uncertainty and social unrest.

In this episode of the Financial Executive Podcast, we speak with Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half and Christopher Wright, managing director of Protiviti, in order to break down and understand some of the challenges these leaders in this series discussed.
Paul McDonald, Senior Executive Director, Robert Half
Paul McDonald
Senior Executive Director
Robert Half
Chris Wright, Managing Director, Protiviti
Chris Wright
Managing Director

Teri Reinseth, 3M Company
Teri Reinseth
Corporate Controller & CAO
3M Company

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.


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About Teri
Teri Reinseth serves as 3M’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, she has overall responsibility for the financial accounting and reporting activities, as well as the finance partnership and support into the businesses. Additionally, she has oversight of financial planning, analysis; technical accounting matters, including M&A transactions and other various accounting functions, such as compensation, benefit and cost accounting.
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.
Calvin Harris, National Urban League
Calvin Harris, Jr.
National Urban League

Finding Purpose

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.


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About Calvin
Calvin Harris Jr., is Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the National Urban League (“NUL”), based in New York City. He has over 25 years of “Csuite” level experience in working with complex organizations. Calvin is a Certified Public Accountant, and graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta.
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. 
Dennis Dahlen, Mayo Clinic
Dennis Dahlen
Mayo Clinic

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. 


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About Dennis
Dennis Dahlen, CPA, MBA serves as Chief Financial Officer of Mayo Clinic, a $12 billion enterprise that includes clinical practice, research, and medical education operations. Prior to Mayo Clinic, he held the same position at Banner Health, an $8 billion integrated health care delivery system in Phoenix, after serving in several other executive positions from its inception in 1999.
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.
Daniel Crumb, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
Dan Crumb
Kansas City Chiefs Football Club

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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About Dan
Dan Crumb was named Chief Financial Officer of the Kansas City Chiefs in September 2010. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Crumb worked for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA as the team’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before that, Crumb served as the CFO of Abita Springs Water Company Inc, having begun his professional career at KPMG. 


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Chris Wright
Christopher P. Wright
Managing Director