FEI NEO November Chapter Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Keynote Presentation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Art

TOPIC: “How the CMA Leads Worldwide in Digital Innovation”

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Jane Alexander is the Chief Digital Information Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art. As CDIO, Jane is responsible for creating transformative, awe-inspiring, and iterative digital projects with a visionary application of technology in support of the CMA’s mission. With a focus on organizational evolution, Jane leads strategy, concept, design, and implementation of interactive experiences. Jane believes the most important responsibility of a leader is to attract and develop great people, with a commitment to empower staff and get things done.

In 2021, Jane led the development of unprecedented innovative in-gallery experiences in Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain. The first scholarly exhibition of its kind, Revealing Krishna provided immersive mixed-reality experiences to visitors, using technology alongside exceptional masterworks of art to tell stories of conservation, provenance, and the evolving role of museums in care and stewardship.

In 2019, under Jane’s leadership, the CMA launched a comprehensive Open Access initiative, allowing the public to share, collaborate, remix, and reuse high-resolution images of public domain works and metadata for the CMA’s entire collection.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, Jane led the creation of award-winning online tool sets, moving beyond simply shifting on-site programs to the web and taking the opportunity to think creatively about online interaction. In her 11-year tenure at the museum, Jane has moved the museum to be a data-driven, technologically forward-thinking institution.

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Professional Development Session

Presented by:

TOPIC: Cyber’s Growing Role Within the Finance Organization

PRESENTED BY: Joe Sutter, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Event Details/Registration

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration/Bar open
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Professional Development Session
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland OH 44106

(Meeting will be held in the Banquet Room, which is located off of the Atrium through the Cafe entrance)

Pre-registration is required

No charge for FEI Members with pre-paid chapter dues

No charge for Strategic Partners

$50/per person for non-members


FEI NEO October Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Keynote Presentation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brian Barren, President, Business Operations, Cleveland Guardians Baseball

TOPIC: “Leadership & Effective Leadership Traits”

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Brian Barren enters his ninth season with the Cleveland Guardians and sixth as President of Business Operations. He joined the organization in January 2014 and served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing over his first three seasons. In his present capacity, Brian oversees all aspects of the club’s business functions.

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Professional Development Session

Presented by:

Plante Moran

TOPIC: “Status of Construction/Transaction Management and the Future of Workspace”

PRESENTED BY: Greg VanKirk, Partner, Plante Moran Cresa; Alicia Washeleski, Principal, Plante Moran Cresa; Kevin Massey, Senior Vice President, Plante Moran Cresa

TOPIC SUMMARY: Two years post pandemic the workplace has yet to return to a level of normalcy while the challenges are even greater to lease and build space. Hear about what the team from Plante Moran Cresa is seeing in the real estate market and development of space.

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Event Details/Registration

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration/Bar open
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Professional Development Session
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address

The Union Club
1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
(Ballroom on the 3rd Floor)

Pre-registration is required

No charge for FEI Members with pre-paid chapter dues

No charge for Strategic Partners

$50/per person for non-members



FEI NEO Chapter Meeting: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Chapter Meeting: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Joint Meeting with The Ohio Society of CPAs

Join us as we once again kick-off our program year with a special evening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This well attended event includes time for our members to tour the museum and to network with fellow Financial Executives. We look forward to seeing you there!


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 East 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

Complimentary parking is available at the Science Center Parking Garage. Parking is also available at the nearby meters.

Feel free to wear rock attire or business casual. 


4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – TOUR THE MUSEUM

You are welcome to arrive early to tour the museum. Please check-in at the FEI registration table in the main lobby to pick up a wristband and have your Great Lakes Science Center parking garage ticket validated.

presented by: 


Topic: Trade Credit Insurance – Addressing today’s CFO concerns involving the AR Asset
Speaker:  Haydn Morris, Head of New Business USA Trade Credit,  Willis Towers Watson

Today’s top news stories are also leading to some of the top concerns of Credit Managers, Treasurers, and CFO’s.  Rapid Inflation, continued Supply Chain Disruptions, Interest Rate Hikes, Geopolitical unrest, and now Recessionary pressures are all contributing to business concerns regarding growth, profitability, and financing.  Corporations and their respective treasury teams need to know that they will continue to get paid, and that liquidity will continue to be available.  This educational session will expand upon the baseline understanding of trade credit insurance as a pure bad-debt risk mitigation tool to one that can create additional return on investment with added protection from many of today’s economic disruptions.

(CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Laura DeMarco, Author, Lecturer and Senior Director of Content and Corporate Communications, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Laura DeMarco is the author of the books “Lost Cleveland,” “Cleveland Then and Now,” “Mark Twain’s American Then and Now” and “Lost Civil War.”  She is an arts and culture writer in Cleveland, Ohio. Laura specializes in history, lost landmarks and literature. She also writes about historical preservation, architecture, art, film and travel. She lectures at museums, schools, colleges and historical societies on these topics and more. Laura’s talk will explore “Lost Cleveland.”

7:30 – 9:00 p.m – NETWORKING RECEPTION

Join us after the program for drinks, Rock Star eats and networking. You are welcome to tour the museum during this time as well.

Pre-registration is requested

No charge for FEI Members
No charge for Strategic Partners
No charge for OSCPA Members



FEI Northeast Ohio Chapter
2001 Crocker Rd, Suite 510
Westlake OH 44145
Nikki Anderson, Chapter Administrator


An Evening at Blossom with The Cleveland Orchestra: Sunday, August 21, 2022

“Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets” In Concert
The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Music Festival 2022


The Cleveland Orchestra – Justin Freer, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the file in high-definition, on a giant screen, while The Cleveland Orchestra performs John William’s unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

The evening begins with a picnic in the Knights Grove Pavilion at 5:30pm followed by the performance at 7pm. Guests are welcome!

Tickets include a picnic dinner and drinks at the Knights Grove Pavilion, complimentary parking in lots C/D/E and reserved seating in section 36 of the pavilion.

Sunday, August 21, 2022
Blossom Music Center
1145 W Steels Corners Rd
Cuyahoga Falls OH  44223

FEI Members & Strategic Partners $45 per person
Non-Members &  Guests of Members $60 per person


2022 Financial Leadership Summit: May 15-17, 2022

2022 Financial Leadership Summit 

Hilton Cleveland Downtown / The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Join us as we “get the band back together” for the 2022 Financial Leadership Summit in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland, Ohio.

Experience a power-packed program, with high-impact keynote sessions and interactive discussions designed for financial leaders. Discover the latest best practices to drive your business strategy, empower your workforce and foster a culture to shape your organization’s success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with more than 500 of your peers where you’ll learn, collaborate, and build ideas for a better future in finance.

Click here to register and for more info

FEI (financialexecutives.org)