Senior Finance Executives Address Latest Developments Impacting U.S. Businesses at FEI's 2010 Leadership Summit

- Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to Deliver Keynote Speech -

- FEI Hall of Fame Call for Nominations Announced -

Apr 20, 2010, 09:39 ET from Financial Executives International

MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 750 senior-level financial executives will gather next week at the 2010 Financial Executives International (FEI) Leadership Summit, "Smart Business for a Strong Recovery".  The Summit will explore what comprises leadership for the road ahead, and attendees will learn about the latest developments impacting businesses and how to steer their teams down the road to recovery.  In conjunction with the Summit, FEI will also open its annual call for nominations for the 2010 Hall of Fame class. The esteemed FEI Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding achievements and commitment to leadership in finance.

Speakers of distinction at this year's Summit include former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who will deliver the keynote presentation, "No Apology; The Case for American Greatness," and Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO and President of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., who will deliver the CEO Leadership Address.  Mr. Romney and Mr. Loveman will be joined by industry leaders from a broad number of industries including accounting, treasury and technology.  Additionally, FEI's interactive roundtable, "View from the C-Suite", will bring together industry leaders from insurance, media and technology to share key issues facing U.S. businesses and offer thoughtful solutions.

"FEI proudly welcomes to our 2010 Summit a robust group of renowned leaders and experts in business, government and academia," said Marie Hollein, President and CEO of Financial Executives International. "We are fortunate to have them with us to share best practices and offer first-hand perspectives on how members can equip themselves with the tools they need to see their business prosper, and effectively maneuver their companies on the path to recovery."

Since 1929, the Leadership Summit has been a must-attend industry event for CFOs, VPs of finance, treasurers, controllers, and internal auditors.  Educational sessions provide the latest developments impacting businesses in a three-track format focused on Executive Leadership and Development, Corporate Finance for Private Companies, and Finance and Information Technology.  

"We are thrilled about this fantastic line-up of speakers who represent the finest in business leadership, and we thought the Summit would be a great way to kick off our 2010 Hall of Fame and celebrate these exceptional standards of quality," continued Hollein.

FEI will accept nominations for the 2010 Hall of Fame through May 28.  For the fifth consecutive year, the Hall of Fame will recognize individuals who epitomize the performance, leadership and integrity of the most exemplary financial executives throughout their careers. Past inductees of the Hall of Fame include Dennis R. Beresford (2006), Frank J. Borelli (2006), F. Gorham Brigham, Jr. (2006), Thomas Jones (2007), Robert W. Moore (2006), Charles H. Noski (2006), Samuel Siegel (2007), Susan Schmidt Bies (2008), John F. Ruffle (2008), Dennis D. Dammerman (2009), and Donald T. Nicolaisen (2009).

Participation in the FEI Hall of Fame is open to FEI members and non-members. Nominations can be submitted online at the designated Web site Selection criteria includes: individual and organizational performance, leadership, integrity, innovation, and community involvement. The 2010 class will be inducted at the annual FEI Hall of Fame black tie gala on Monday, November 15 at the New York Palace in New York City.

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.  FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences and publications.  Members participate in the activities of 85 chapters, 74 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada. Visit for more information.

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