About Us

Get to Know FEIEastern Wisconsin

FEI members are dedicated to the advancement of their chosen profession and the enrichment of their own careers through:

  • Networking and sharing best practices
  • Engaging in knowledge building conferences and seminars
  • Representation in critical national and global policy debates
  • Alignment with a culture that fosters ethical leadership

8,000+ National Members


200 + Eastern Wisconsin Members


30+ Annual Local Events

FEI offers its members incomparable value and provides them with opportunities to enhance their professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. These offerings provide FEI members value on many levels, from local chapter meetings and conferences to online presentations, webinars, discussion-based forums and more.

Nearly every FEI engagement activity provides an opportunity for you to apply the knowledge and experience you’ve developed, learn new skills and foster additional growth

Our Mission

The mission of Financial Executives International (FEI) is to advance the success of financial leaders, their organizations and the profession. 

Since 1931, FEI has been connecting members through:

  • Interaction: providing local and international forums for connecting with peers
  • Information: providing insight to assist with informed business decisions
  • Influence: providing authoritative representation for members’ interests
  • Integrity: providing the tools to advance the profession through ethical leadership
Explore FEI’s history, vision and values.

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FEI Eastern Wisconsin

Chapter Board of Directors

Chapter Officers
Cynthia Dederich* President, Programs Committee Chair & Executive Committee Member
Peggy Brouch* Nominations Committee Chair, Executive Committee Member & Past President
Kim Kneepkens Treasurer
Aaron Smits* President-Elect, Professional Development Committee Chair & Executive Committee Member
Bob Nigh Secretary and Member Retention & Engagement Committee Co-Chair
  Joe Rossmeissl*   2nd Vice President & Executive Committee Member

* FEI Executive Committee Members

Chapter Committee Chairs
Jill Bean Diversity & Inclusion Group Committee Chair
Gary Brochtrup & Bob Nigh Member Retention & Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Bill Lepley & Katie Burke Academic Relations Committee Co-Chairs
John Renier Peer Group Committee Chair
Jim Rubright* Past President & Executive Committee Member
Greg Williams Strategic Partner Committee Chair
Michelle Weiss Membership Committee Chair

* FEI Executive Committee Members

Chapter Directors
Larry Barton* National Liaison & Past President
Katie Burke Director
  Beth Heinen   Director
  Holly Kostechka   Director
Brian Leben Director
Doug Stecker Past President & Director

* FEI Executive Committee Members

Code of Ethics

FEI’s mission includes significant efforts to promote ethical conduct in the practice of financial management throughout the world. Senior financial officers hold an important and elevated role in corporate governance. While members of the management team, they are uniquely capable and empowered to ensure that all stakeholders’ interests are appropriately balanced, protected and preserved.

This Code provides principles to which members are expected to adhere and advocate. They embody rules regarding individual and peer responsibilities, as well as responsibilities to employers, the public, and other stakeholders. Violations of FEI’s Code of Ethics may subject the member to censure, suspension or expulsion under procedural rules adopted by FEI’s Board of Directors.

All members of FEI will:
  • Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships
  • Provide constituents with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable
  • Comply with applicable rules and regulations of federal, state, provincial, and local governments, and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies
  • Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing one’s independent judgment to be subordinated
  • Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of one’s work except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose. Confidential information acquired in the course of one’s work will not be used for personal advantage
  • Share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to constituents’ needs
  • Proactively promote ethical behavior as a responsible partner among peers, in the work environment and the community
  • Achieve responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or entrusted
  • Report known or suspected violations of thisCode in accordance with the FEIRules of Procedure
  • Be accountable for adhering to this Code
Rules of Conduct:

The business and personal conduct of members shall be governed at all times by a high standard of honesty and integrity in discharging specific responsibilities of trust and in reporting information to management, stockholders, employees, government and the public. 

Any member, who leaves financial management for other activity such as public accounting, business consulting, governmental work, etc., shall refrain from using his membership as a vehicle for promoting his new line of activity.

Members shall refrain from using, or permitting the use of, the Member Directory, or other membership lists or rosters published by FEI, for any reason whatsoever without approval of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. Failure to abide by these Rules of Conduct is grounds for termination of membership by FEI. All members must sign off on applications whereby they agree they are in compliance with the Code of Ethics of FEI.

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