Financial Executives International Announces Election of 2013-2014 Board of Directors

- Taylor Hawes to Serve as FEI Board Chair -

Jul 15, 2013, 09:05 ET from Financial Executives International

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 for the fiscal year, effective July 1.

Taylor Hawes Sr., General Manager of corporate finance and services of Microsoft Corporation, will serve as the national Board Chair. Before joining Microsoft Corporation, Hawes was the North America controller for U.K.-based Raleigh Bicycle Corporation. Hawes, a member of FEI since 2002, serves on the Committee on Finance and Information Technology (CFIT), and previously served as Treasurer and Vice President of FEI, and as a Trustee of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).

Additional elected officers for the 2013-2014 year include:

  • Donald Robillard, CFO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., will serve as the national Vice Chair. His experience with Hunt Consolidated, Inc. began in 1983 when he joined the company as the Manager of international accounting. Robillard became a member of FEI in 1995 and has been active on both the national and regional level, including serving as Chair of the Committee on Private Company Policy (CPC-P).

  • Ann Flatz, Global Accounting and Financial Services Controller of Intel Corporation, will serve as the national Treasurer. Flatz, a FEI member since 2009, has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including 12 years at Intel.  She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Committee on Finance and Information Technology (CFIT).

  • Greg Ulferts, Professor and Director of the Graduate Business Program at University of Detroit Mercy, will serve as the Secretary. Since joining FEI in 1984, Ulferts has served in various national roles, including a member of the Budget & Finance Committee, Diversity Committee and FERF Research Committee.  

"We are delighted to welcome these distinguished leaders into their new roles," said Marie N. Hollein, CTP, President and CEO of FEI and FERF. "These individuals have been dedicated members of FEI and bring with them a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to their new positions. Their contributions, skills and commitment will play an invaluable role assisting our organization in advancing its mission over the next year."

Additionally, 10 professionals will serve as members of the Board of Directors:

Jennifer Boese
Former Vice President and Treasurer
Office Depot, Inc.

Marsha Hunt

Corporate Controller

Cummins Inc.


Mitch Danaher
Deputy Comptroller
General Electric Company


Ann Kaeserman
Vice President and Controller
Hilcorp Energy Company


Jeff Davis
Sr. Vice President and Treasurer
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


William D. Parmelee
Executive Vice President and CFO
Oxbow Carbon, LLC


Tad Feeney

Bryce Company


Ann Svoboda
Corporate Treasurer
Carestream Health, Inc.


Tom Haller

Financial Management and Reporting Advisor
Thomas W. Haller, CPA

Dale Wallis
Senior Financial Executive and Consultant

In addition to the election of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors, FEI also announced today that Prat Bhatt, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., will serve as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). Bhatt has been a member of the FERF Board of Trustees since 2009 and is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee (FASAC) and FEI's Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR), where he serves on the Executive Committee.

For a complete listing of the FERF Board of Trustees, visit 

About FEI
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 for more information.

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