Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) Hosts Spring Conference, April 16

"Leading the Finance Organization: Challenges and Opportunities for Today's CFO"

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) - The Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) announced today that its 2009 Spring Conference entitled, "Leading the Finance Organization: Challenges and Opportunities for Today's CFO," will be held on Thursday, April 16 at Chicago's Standard Club. The conference, catered to senior financial executives, will focus on presentations from Accenture, IBM Global Business Services and Tatum.

The conference kicks off on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. with a registration and breakfast, followed by presentations from:

--  Speaker:  Steve Rogers, IBM Global Business Services' Global Lead for
    the Financial Management domain within the IBM Institute for Business
    Value, and Spencer Lin, IBM's Associate Partner in Global Business
    --  Presentation:  "The Journey to the Integrated Finance
    --  Time:  8:30-9:15 a.m.
--  Speaker:  Paul Jeruchimowitz, Senior Manager in Accenture's Finance &
    Performance Management New York service line.
    --  Presentation:  "Achieving High Performance in the Finance
    --  Time:  9:15-10 a.m.
--  Speaker:  Cynthia Jamison, National Managing Director of the
    Restructuring Practice for Tatum.
    --  Presentation:  "Meeting the demands of the expanded CFO role"
    --  Time:  10:30-11:15 a.m.

FEI Vice President of Research and Operations, Cheryl de Mesa Graziano, will lead an open panel discussion with presentation speakers, followed by a Q&A with attendees.

To register for the conference, please call the Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International at (312) 263-1661 or email at Registration is free to FEI members and $100 for guests. Non FEI Members who choose to sign up for a membership will be able to apply the entry cost to their $100 registration fee. Registration deadline is Monday, April 13.

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 84 chapters, 73 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada. Visit for more information.

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