MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, today announced that William J. Ihlanfeldt, Hans G. Storr, Robert P. Wayman and John K. Wulff have been selected as inductees in the 2012 class of the FEI Hall of Fame. Now in its seventh year, this annual award recognizes individuals who epitomize the performance, leadership and integrity of the most exemplary financial executives throughout their careers.
Mr. Ihlanfeldt, Mr. Storr, Mr. Wayman, and Mr. Wulff will be formally honored during an induction ceremony at the FEI Hall of Fame black-tie gala on November 12, 2012 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
FEI's Hall of Fame was established in 2006 in celebration of FEI's accomplishments as a professional organization. Past inductees of this prestigious honor include the 2011 class – Robert C. Butler, Judy C. Lewent, and David B. Rickard – as well as Dennis R. Beresford (2006), Susan Schmidt Bies (2008), Frank J. Borelli (2006), F. Gorham Brigham, Jr. (2006), Dennis D. Dammerman (2009), Karl M. von der Heyden (2010), Thomas E. Jones (2007), Ulyesse J. LeGrange (2010), Robert W. Moore (2006), Donald T. Nicolaisen (2009), Charles H. Noski (2006), John F. Ruffle (2008) and Samuel Siegel (2007).
"At FEI, we recognize the importance of acknowledging dedicated and well-deserving individuals and peers who represent our core values, by inducting them into our FEI Hall of Fame," said Marie Hollein, President and CEO of Financial Executives International. "These four executives have demonstrated excellence throughout their professional careers and continue to set an example, serve as mentors to others and act as advocates for the finance profession."
"We are excited to applaud the hard work and professional achievements of Mr. Ihlanfeldt, Mr. Storr, Mr. Wayman, and Mr. Wulff during an evening in which we honor and reflect on the developments and growth of our organization," said Joseph G. DiLorenzo, 2012 Chair of the FEI Hall of Fame Selection Advisory Council.
"For the sixth consecutive year, Microsoft is proud to sponsor FEI's Hall of Fame and extends its sincere congratulations to the Class of 2012," said Frank H. Brod, Corporate Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Accounting Officer, Microsoft Corporation. "Microsoft recognizes the critical role played by financial executives in leading their organizations, and these honored individuals have made significant contributions to the financial profession. We are delighted to honor them for their accomplishments."
Highlights of the 2012 inductees' significant accomplishments and impact on the financial community include:
William J. Ihlanfeldt served with distinction in a number of senior finance roles at Shell Oil Co. in a career spanning more than four decades. His last role served was as the company's assistant controller. He has been a tireless advocate for accountants and accounting principles, through a variety of academic and professional organizations.
Hans G. Storr emigrated to the U.S. in 1954 and became a finance icon in the tobacco industry, having served the Philip Morris Cos. in senior-level executive positions at several of the firm's subsidiaries. In a nearly 40-year career, Hans has held roles including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of the Board, and Executive Vice President at Philip Morris.
Robert P. Wayman has applied his considerable skills and expertise in the technology sector to a series of key senior-level management positions with the Hewlett-Packard Co. for nearly four decades. He has served as chief financial officer for 23 years and as a member of the company's board of directors. Currently, he's a director of Carefusion and Affymetrix.
John K. Wulff, an FEI member since 1987, has enjoyed a career including a wide range of senior-level finance roles in both the private and public sectors, highlighted by his tenure as chief financial officer of Union Carbide Corp. In retirement he's remained active through his service to the boards of directors of several prominent U.S. companies, including Celanese Corp, Moody's Corp. and Sunoco Inc.
Nominees were evaluated on their exceptional attributes in categories considered essential to executive excellence, including individual and organizational performance, leadership, integrity and respect for others, innovation, and community involvement. Inductees were selected by a Council comprised of corporate leaders that include current and past FEI leadership, as well as past Hall of Fame inductees. Additional information can be found at www.feihall.org.
Financial Executives International is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 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, teleconferences and publications. Members participate in the activities of 86 chapters, 74 in the U.S., 11 in Canada and 1 in Japan. FEI is headquartered in Morristown, NJ, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Toronto. Visit www.financialexecutives.org for more information.
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