The FENG Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

Next Meeting


04/27/2017 – 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450


Topic: Why all employers need to adopt a strategy to deal with Type 2 diabetes

Speaker: Brian Sekula, PhD, President and CEO of the Health Performance Institute

The meeting will begin and end with networking, business card exchanges, 90 second elevator speech practice opportunities as well as Resume review drop-offs. The middle of the meeting will be our guest speaker.

Brian will talk about type 2 diabetes and why all employers need to adopt a strategy to deal with type 2 diabetes.

- Over the last 15 years, no condition has been more expensive to our healthcare system than type 2 diabetes.
- It’s more than just type 2 diabetes – Insulin resistance is predictive of cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and more
- Why the standard approach doesn’t work
- How your organization can implement an effective strategy

Speaker's bio:
Currently serving as the President and CEO of the Health Performance Institute, Brian has been involved in the health industry since 1990.

Education Brian completed his doctoral studies at the University of Houston with a degree in physiology and statistics.

Work Experience Prior to starting the Health Performance Institute more than a decade ago, Brian was a college professor at the University of Houston, with a joint appointment at the UT School of Public Health.

He taught graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. His research focused on obesity, genetics, nutrition and physical activity.

Prior to becoming a college professor, Brian was a research scientist/data analyst at NASA-JSC, where he worked in the Space and Life Sciences Division. He worked on teams that conducted research on astronauts and long-term health after exposure to zero gravity.

Personal Brian is a native Texan, born in San Antonio and raised in South Texas. He is married with two daughters, both of which are heavily involved with club volleyball. In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading, food, hunting (with his compound bow) and woodworking.

In addition to the above, he has been known (on occasion) to enjoy a great cigar and well-aged glass of single malt scotch.

Health Performance Institute
2245 Texas Drive, Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281-566-2594
Fax: 281-566-2505


Corner of Westheimer & Peek

Parking: There is lots of free parking as well as a great Coffee Shop called Kosmos in the corner of the main Church building where the Community room is located.,+Katy,+TX+77450/@29.7336737,-95.7629392,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864120dd5c0aecd5:0xd2d51cd9ec9ed006

About the Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

The Katy/Sugar Land chapter covers the West side of the Houston metropolitan area.

We invite any member of The FENG to join us.

Leadership Team:

Steve Elliott, Chair
Middleton Raines + Zapata
Office: (832) 710-4770
Cell: (516) 510-1943

Dave Sheehan, Co-Chair
(210) 701-2909

Our meetings are a combination of networking meetings and scheduled speakers. Check the calendar often!

Chapter Leadership

Steve Elliott
(832) 710-4770
Steve serves as the Tax Technical Director at Middleton Raines + Zapata in Houston, TX. Steve has over 30 years of diversified public accounting experience advising high net worth individuals, closely held and family businesses as well as trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit entities. In addition, Steve has extensive experience acting as a client advocate in regards to tax notices, audits and protests, including payment plans, and offers in compromise.

Steve received his masters in taxation from Bentley University and did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University both in Boston. He also holds Certificates in Advanced Taxation Issues and Personal Financial Planning from Bentley. Steve holds CPA licenses in the states of Texas, New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Networking Group.

Steve is married and lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife and three daughters. He is active in church groups and is a strong advocate of cancer cure causes, serving on the Board of Directors for Linked with Liam an IRS non-profit foundation in Houston, TX. Steve is also very excited to serve on the Board of Directors/Accounting & Tax advisor for the non-profit organization S.T.A.N.O. Inc. as he proudly supports all branches of our U.S. military and is looking forward to lending help and support where and when he can.
Dave Sheehan
(210) 701-2909
I have a broad based financial operations experience in aerospace manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and automotive aftermarket distribution. My experience includes senior leadership positions for small to large businesses in public, private, and government contract entities. My background also includes significant success with productivity and turnaround (change) management requirements. Specific skill sets include business modeling, strategic market based pricing, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, six sigma and lean sigma. Varied responsibilities have included financial leadership for a large chemical manufacturing company (> 50 locations), global aerospace manufacturing, creation and leadership of a global shared services organization, a $1 billion recapitalization to launch new products for growth, and senior financial leader for an SAP global platform implementation (order to cash).

Moved to Houston 2 years ago and joined B2B CFO as a partner.

Graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Accounting

Vietnam Era veteran serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Married with one son (an Aggie).

Future Meetings

07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450

07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Elliott
(832) 710-4770