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Editorial by Matt Bud from the November 18, 2018 Newsletter

It is always difficult to explain why you trust someone. In our daily encounters out in the world we come across all kinds of folks. Most of the individuals we do business with on a daily basis don’t have to be our friends, and the nature of the exchanges we have with them don’t even require that we trust them. As an example: purchasing gas. As long as we can bring ourselves to trust the gas station attendant not to pour the gas into the back seat of our car, there isn’t really much at risk. And, since we probably put this exchange on our credit card, there is no possibility that the value received isn’t the amount we paid. [ Read more… ]

Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
São Paulo, Brazil Nov 19, 2018


5:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Country phone numbers: if your country is not listed below, please go to to see all 67 country phone numbers.

- 5:00 p.m. New York, US/Nova Iorque, EUA, +1 605 472-5579
- 6:00 p.m. São Paulo, Brazil/Brasil, +55 17 3042-1802
- 11:00 p.m. Paris, France/França, +33 7 55 51 18 40

Access code: 297888


This announcement is provided in English and Portuguese./Este anúncio é fornecido em inglês e português.

This meeting will be held in English./Esta reunião será realizada em inglês.

If you have any questions, the host for this meeting/Se você tiver alguma dúvida, entre em contato com o anfitrião para esta reunião:
Mike Topa
+1 214 850 8949

- Traditional Networking - 30-second elevator speech by members
- Assistance request for Brazil-related business situations
- Gaining a better understanding of social and business norms between Brazil and other countries
- Specific Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Internal Audit, Risk Management, M&A, and Information Technology topics related to Brazil.


- Rede tradicional - Discurso do elevador de 30 segundos por membros
- Solicitação de assistência para situações de negócios relacionadas ao Brasil
- Obter uma melhor compreensão das normas sociais e de negócios entre o Brasil e outros países
- Tópicos específicos de Finanças, Contabilidade, Tesouraria, Auditoria Interna, Gestão de Riscos, M & A e Tecnologia da Informação relacionados ao Brasil.


Cleveland, OH Nov 19, 2018


5:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Eton Collection
2nd Floor Conference Room,
28601 Chagrin Boulevard,
Beachwood, OH 44122

I-271 and Chagrin, east of the interchange; The entrance is right next to Stone Oven Café


Ed Cordiano, Owner/President of CMIT Solutions, will give us an update on current cybersecurity issues and some quick tips for protecting your business and your personal computers. Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Come to learn what you can and should be doing.

About the Speaker:
Ed Cordiano is Owner/President of CMIT Solutions of Cleveland East & Southwest. CMIT Solutions is a leading provider of information technology services with over 800 IT professionals and 170 locations across North America. CMIT offers a wide variety of services and products designed for small to medium sized businesses, including enterprise-class solutions, at prices small businesses can afford.


San Francisco, CA Nov 19, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Peninsula FENG Meeting
Robert Half San Mateo Office
1850 Gateway Drive
Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94402


Meet Us at Our New Time
Join Us at the Peninsula FENG Meeting

Greatest Networking Time of the Year

6:00 – 6:30 Networking

6:30 – 7:00 Personal Branding

7:00 – 7:30 Keeping Professionally Current


Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Nov 19, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 South Valley Road
Paoli, PA 1931

Enter the front door of the church
Walk straight ahead to the end of the hallway.
The Lounge is to your left or right up three stairs


Chapter Leader: Tom Pilko

6:00pm to 8:00pm - Chapter Update, Member Introductions and Networking


Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Nov 19, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
2nd Floor - Suite 220
Greensboro, NC 27409


The FENG Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Chapter meetings:
1. offer an invaluable opportunity for members to create a sharp focus of their background with the other members
2. provide advice and knowledge of the local market
3. provide a pool of knowledgable "hiring managers" to test job search skills against
4. assist others to achieve their job marketing plan


This is off NC68, just North of the NC-68 intersection with I-40 (in other words, the Airport exit, going towards the airport). After the I-40 stoplights, access to CentrePort Drive is the first stoplight (not too far down the road - maybe a 1/4 mile from the intersection mentioned above). Take an immediate left, the building past the Embassy Suites (not where Robert Half offices are).

Conference room is on the second floor.
Door locks at 6 pm.

Warren County, NJ Nov 19, 2018


6:30 PM to 8:45 PM


Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue
1st Floor Conference Room
Whippany, NJ 07981

Near Morristown


This month, we welcome back Alex Freund; ‘The Landing Expert’. Alex will be discussing branding.

Branding For Landing

Are you over thinking how to get that job?
Did you know there are essentially two steps to getting a job?
What does it take to stand out in the world of work?
Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.
Companies spend millions every year building their brands. They are carefully crafted and vigorously defended. You need to put the same effort into your brand.
Looking at the job search process, hiring managers and human resource officials determine evaluate you quickly and based on few inputs. The good news is you have the opportunity to stand out.
Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is just as important, but first you need to understand what a brand is and isn't. Alex explores "branding" and the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will share which variables are most often used by Human Resources determining whether to call you in for an interview or not.
So whether you want to learn how create your own brand, become known in a new career field, or attract interviews, it may boil down to the quality of your brand.
During this event, you will:
Look at the concept of brand is (and isn't)
Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand
Learn what it takes to be the candidate
Be taught how to position yourself to hear "Yes. It's you we want."
Examine determinants of your brand
Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the "happy dance"

Alex Freund
Alex Freund, Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients land new positions and get promotions through effective interviewing. As a former director at Honeywell, Sanofi and Tyco International, Alex is an experienced hiring manager.

Currently, Alex is a career coach, specializing in helping his clients improve their interviewing skills and making them confident and comfortable throughout the interviewing process. For the last 12 years, Alex has helped more than 750 clients ranging from managers to CEOs in a variety of industries.

Alex is volunteering in several job-search networking groups where he is an occasional presenter. He conducts workshops on interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, Value Proposition, Personal Branding and alike in addition to weekly publishing a blog written specifically for job seekers. His blogs are posted on many LinkedIn groups, appeared in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider.

For over eight years, Alex has been teaching a course for people in transition via the Princeton Adult School and publishes The Landing Expert List, a free directory of job-search networking groups via his website at

Alex is a Cornell University graduate and speaks five languages.

Meeting Notes:

Come prepared to present your 30-second introduction/elevator speech.

Bring a list of target companies, and then ask who knows people in these firms. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to:

- Bring a name badge and tent
- Bring business cards to exchange with other members
- Bring resumes for distribution with other members
- List of target companies

Business Casual

If anyone has speakers they can recommend, please contact Ray Miller at:

Dress: Business Casual


Route 10 East through Parsippany. Just before the Route 287 overpass, turn south off of Route 10 at the Hanover Marriott onto Ridgedale Avenue. Down Ridgedale about 2 miles, past Allen papers on the right and, next, the Morris County Mall on the left as you reach the Mall and approach the intersection, move into left turning lane. A Sunoco station is left and across the intersection from you. Turn left onto Hanover Ave. The library is a half mile down the road on your left. There is a stop light and overhead sign at the library entrance.

Route 10 West, passing under Route 287. Take the jughandle turn for Ridgedale Avenue and follow directions above OR Route 24 West to last exit, 1A. Turn right off the exit ramp and pass under Rte 24. Take the immediate right hand feed off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

Route 287 to exit 36A, Morris Avenue and Rte 511. Turn right at top of exit ramp. Stay in middle lane. Pass the equestrian statue on your right, Ford Mansion (large white colonial home) on your left. Road narrows to two lanes; move into left turning lane as you approach the second light. Left turn off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

Route 287 to exit 36, Lafayette and Ridgedale Avenue. Stay to the right coming off of Route 287 and bear right onto Ridgedale Avenue. Seven tenths of a mile to intersection with Hanover Ave. (Sunoco station on the right); right turn onto Hanover. The library is a half mile down the road on your left, marked by a stop light and overhead sign.

Nashville, TN Nov 20, 2018


7:15 AM to 8:45 AM


201 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027


Topic: Trends in CFO recruiting by PE Firms

Speaker: Daniel Casteel, Regional Vice President, North America, Stanton Chase

According to Bain & Company’s Global Private Equity Report for 2017 more companies are choosing private equity as a means to additional capital.

This trend has impacted a shift to the CFO role: The role of private equity CFOs has evolved beyond traditional accounting functions, and their sphere of influence is expanding fast.

In his presentation Daniel would like to discuss some of the traits he has found that make for a successful PE CFO, as well as some general trends emerging in the PE market.

Speaker's bio:
Daniel is a customer-focused, execution-driven trusted advisor to boards and senior management in the manufacturing, industrial and consumer sectors, among others. He is known for his sustained, outstanding performance over his 13-year executive search career and for his expertise in the selection of executive leaders, which he developed as the Chief Human Resources Officer for a $12 billion corporation.

Companies today need globally diverse teams and Daniel has personally managed global executive teams at a high corporate level. He has built his own experienced, globally-diverse search team that he deploys on each engagement for continuity and fast response. His deep industry experience lends authority and credibility to his recommendations as does his hands-on approach to every search he conducts. Daniel takes full responsibility for every aspect of the candidate and client experience. He applies tools and technology to add rigor to his searches. Daniel holds an Advanced Certification in the Birkman Method and uses this internationally renowned instrument to fully understand the behaviors and motivations of finalists, insuring the best fit for his placements.

In his previous role, Daniel led the Human Resources function for Tyco Fire & Security, a $12 billion, global enterprise. Daniel was a key member of the M&A team, spearheading leadership assessment and building the post-acquisition leadership teams in a time of explosive growth for the company. Daniel also directed organizational design and global talent management programs, driving effectiveness and “best in class” Human Resources. Now, he leverages this experience to help his clients select leaders who have the necessary qualities to drive innovation and success in the increasingly global economy.

Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama where he played football for the legendary coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. He holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business. He has completed numerous executive development programs, including the Harvard School of Business Strategic Human Resources Management Program.

Daniel Casteel
Regional Vice President, North America
Stanton Chase
(O) +1.615.371.6113
(Mob) +1.615.975.8889
750 Old Hickory Boulevard, Building Two, Suite 150
Brentwood, TN 37207

Sponsor: Coffee and bagels are provided compliments of LBMC.


Instructions for parking and building entry:
Please come to 201 Franklin Road at the corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Way in Brentwood. Please park on the second floor (or P2 level) of the parking garage. Please DO NOT park on P1 /Office Visitor Parking. Take parking garage elevator (south side of garage down to the P1 level take pathway to the lobby. Once at the lobby take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The FENG meeting will be held in the Multipurpose conference room which is to the right coming off the elevators.

Reno (Northern Nevada), NV Nov 20, 2018


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


The Twisted Fork Restaurant
1191 Steamboat Parkway
Reno, NV 89521


Topic: Communicating Effectively Under Stress

Speaker: Cathy Norris, Leadership Coach, Trainer, Speaker

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) of Northern Nevada cordially invites members of The FENG to a joint meeting.

In order to attend you will need to RSVP at the link below, and pay the non-member cost for this meeting.

To Register (do NOT register on The FENG website):

When you’re stressed to the max, how effectively do you communicate with your stakeholders and team members? If you’re anything like many people, not always so well. To increase your influence, you can use your conversations to build trust and choose words to match the impact you intend, even when you’re stressed. The key is recognizing your stress response, stopping yourself when you find yourself in it, and having the mindset and skillset to communicate in a way that increases your team’s engagement, innovation, and productivity.

Cathy Norris, speaker, coach, and trainer who helps senior level executives, will explain how to handle these situations in a dinner presentation to be held November 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Reno chapter of the IMA.

In this informative presentation, you will:
- Learn how to use your conversations to keep stress levels down, as well as boost your work satisfaction and productivity
- Understand what happens in the body’s neurochemistry when using statements that increase trust versus statements that decrease trust, and,
- Learn a neuroscience-based conversational model, Conversational Intelligence®, that defines 3 Levels of Conversation, how each Level impacts other people, and when to use each Level to accomplish your goals and build trust
- The dinner is open to all local accounting and finance professionals.

Speaker’s bio:
Cathy Norris is a speaker, coach, and trainer who helps senior level executives and team leaders build trust, break down silos, and boost communication skills with measurable results which contribute to creating a positive culture and retaining employees. Drawing on her 20+ years of working with companies from AT&T to Walmart, Cathy integrates her experiences as a consultant and trainer in high tech, financial services, healthcare, government and construction with leading research on neuroscience and emotional intelligence. Visit or connect with her through LinkedIn at
- Non-members: $35 + Eventbrite fee
- $10 No dinner (CPE only) + Eventbrite fee

You may pay through Eventbrite using a credit or debit card by selecting "credit/debit" as the payment method. To pay with cash or a check at the door, select "Pay at the Door" as the payment method. Unfortunately, they cannot offer refunds for "no shows". If you contact them in advance of the meeting, they will apply your payment towards a future meeting.


Lehigh Valley, PA Nov 20, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop campus of Lehigh University
116 Research Drive, Solarium on the 4th Floor, Room 4408
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Topic: “Job Hunting Is a Numbers Game”

Speaker: William “Casey” Fehl, financial advisor with AXA Advisors

This discussion is based on Casey's 13 years of experience as a financial advisor and the similarities of professional sales to job hunting. Casey talks about the effectiveness of proactively reaching out to people to discuss “your situation” (aka your job search) instead of, for example, applying online and reactively waiting to hear back. Casey also touches on several important things to help people maintain a positive attitude during these challenging times.

In “Job Hunting Is a Numbers Game!”, attendees will learn:
- A proven system to track their progress and keep themselves accountable.
- The most successful job hunting strategies, based on statistical evidence.
- How to be better able to handle the inevitable rejection that comes with job hunting.
- How to be able to bounce back stronger.
- Leave this session feeling more confident about landing a great job in a shorter amount of time.

Speaker's bio:
Since 2009, Casey has worked and volunteered with numerous groups that support individuals in job transition, and has learned that there are many similarities between professional sales and job hunting. Mr. Fehl has been a financial advisor with AXA Advisors since 2004. Casey’s practice focuses primarily on retirement planning for young parents and professionals in job transition. In addition to his full time work, he is Co-Chairman of the Mark Alexander Baranowski Memorial Fund and volunteers with several organizations that support professionals in job transition.

This is a joint meeting with the Lehigh Valley Business Executive Networking Meeting.

1. Attendees will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech
2. Share recent successes and failures
3. Present networking requests
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of

1. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you. Log on to the website, go to “Members Only.” Then scroll down to “Member Downloads.” From there scroll to “Other Useful Documents.” Then scroll down to “FENG-Name Badge” and/or “FENG- Meeting Tent.”
2. If you represent a business, please bring business cards

Attire: Business casual



Not-for-Profit Nov 20, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


New York Restoration Project
254 W 31st Street, 10th Floor
Located just south of Penn Station off Eighth Avenue



Closest subway A,C,E to 34th Street, Penn Station
Also convenient: 1,2,3 to 34th Street, Penn Station

Tele-conferencing instructions for those members who cannot attend in person:
- Dial in starts at 6:15 pm EST
- Conference Dial-in Number: (319) 527-3513
- Participant Access Code: 445296#

Kansas City, KS Nov 20, 2018


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


700 W 47th Street, #1100
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 945-5500


Business Meeting

Topic: 5 Tips for Networking if you’re an Introvert?

Speaker: Breandan Filbert, Managing Partner of SalezWORKS

You know networking is important for your career, but if it’s not your favorite thing how can you be good at it? In this talk you’ll learn a few key tactics you can use to make your networking as productive and profitable as it can be.

Speaker's bio:
Breandan Filbert is the managing partner of SalezWORKS, and she is passionate about entrepreneurship and business relationships.

With over eighteen years as a sales person, director, coach, and trainer, Breandan’s expertise in sales training, mentoring, planning, and strategy has generated more than $135 million in new business for clients across a range of industries. An accomplished sales professional with an outstanding track record, she works with individuals and companies to leverage the power of sales referrals to grow their businesses.

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- A Friend who might be interested in joining The FENG!

Dress: Business Casual


- Do NOT park in CBIZ underground parking or you will be locked in. Instead use the free parking garage across the street.,-94.5973385,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87c0efb7dbadbd89:0xe7412970cbfc6aa1!8m2!3d39.0427832!4d-94.5951445

New York, NY Nov 21, 2018


2:00 AM to 2:00 AM


!!!!!!!!! REGISTRATION ONLY !!!!!!!



BIG apple Job Club (BaJC)
Specific Manhattan location to be determined. See below for additional information.

Stamford Branch: Steve Parkes & Shirley Grimmett are going to Co-Chair Stamford‼️



JOB CLUB ORIGIN: This Methodology has been used by the London FENG Chapter for several years ... with a 90% success landing rate for each member within a three-month period.

PURPOSE: To support Senior Financial Professionals with results driven job search to land a: Permanent position; Project consulting engagement; Fractional/Interim/Outsourced CFO, CAO, Chief Audit Executive, Treasurer or Tax position.

PARTICIPANTS: A self-managed Group comprised of members (six to ten individuals) of The FENG New York Chapter and run by Chapter Volunteers. Information from Paul Stuhlman’s website is a resource for the Clubs to manage their team.

COST: There is no cost be a BaJC Member.

WHEN: Every week for two hours at a time … possibly from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Attendance at every meeting is MANDATORY, unless you are excused because of a job interview or family emergency. One unexcused meeting absence will cause you to no longer be a Member of The Club.

WHERE: Main Branch will be in Manhattan; plus a Stamford Branch. If there is enough interest: a Morristown and/or Garden City Branch could be initiated.

MANDATORY NON-MEETING COMMITMENT: Each member will need to complete 20 to 30 hours each week of job search tasks and activities as determined by the Club's Members and Chairs to continue as a BaJC Member.

BaJC MEETING AGENDA: Individual Report-outs, Group discussion, Resume reviews, Elevator pitches, Job interview role-playing, Sharing Leads/Networking, etc.

METRICS & OBJECTIVES: Establishing, analyzing and reporting on these Metrics and Objectives.

DASHBOARD: Consistently using a "dashboard" document for capturing weekly Metrics and Objectives.

OTHER DIMENSIONS: Tone, Competition, Transitioning Members and Recognition of Member successes.

LEADERSHIP CHAIR & Co-CHAIR: Each Club is required to have a Chair and Co-Chair from members in the Club.

PLEASE NOTE: When registration for BaJC closes on November 21st … there will a determination if there are if enough participation for ancillary Branches in the Morristown or Garden City area. Prior to the Physical Initial Kick-Off Meeting (late November/early December) … The Club Charter, Detailed Agenda, Club Chairs and Metrics Spreadsheet will be shared with the Job Club Members.


!!!! No physical meeting scheduled at this time. !!!!!! Expected to occur late November or early December.

Cincinnati, OH Nov 21, 2018


5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Kenwood Towers
8044 Montgomery Road
1st Floor Conference Center
Cincinnati, OH 45236

There is plenty of FREE parking available both inside and outside the building.


5:30-6:00 PM - General Networking
6:00-6:30 PM - Introductions/9-second announcements
6:30-7:30 PM - Speaker
7:30-8:00 PM - General Networking

Parking: Free Parking both inside and outside of the building

Attire: is business casual.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided by our friends and colleagues at Vernovis.

An evening not to be missed. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.


Intersection of I-71 & Montgomery Road

There is plenty of FREE parking available both inside and outside the building.

Miami (Fort Lauderdale), FL Nov 21, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304



Deepak Agarwal, Senior Manager - Consulting, Plante Moran. Blockchain and Bitcoin – Why it Matters

Our meeting will run from 6 pm till 8 pm as usual on the third Wednesday of the month.

Bring business cards and plan on networking. Please note:
- Attendance is limited, but all are welcome.
- Bring business cards and plan on networking.


Memphis, TN Nov 21, 2018


7:00 PM to 8:45 PM


Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Library telephone (901) 757-7323


Come prepared to present your 90-second introduction. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to bring your:
- Name badge and tent
- Business cards to exchange
- Resume copies (optional) for distribution
- List of target companies or job leads (for active members)

DRESS: Business Casual


Germantown Community Library:
In the Conference Room, turn right at front entrance.

London, United Kingdom Nov 26, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ


Monday Job Club

1. Networking, upcoming events, courses, sharing leads (10m)
2. Elevator pitches (all attendees to pitch) (40m)
3. Job Search Metrics, including LinkedIn views and active search dates (10m)
4. Focus topics (25m)
- Two weeks in the life of (one of the Job Club members) (10m)
- (Professional Development/Competitive Advantage topic agreed at last meeting) (15m)
5. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)
6. General round up and job market assessment (5m)

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

A detailed agenda & spreadsheet to report job search metrics will be sent by Kelly Lamb with Goodman Masson, to those members who have registered.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

If you do find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to:, and filling out the form you will find there.


Tube station Barbican

Chicago (Suburban), IL Nov 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685


Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $10 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.


From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Dallas, TX Nov 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244


Topic: Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Speaker: Abby Kohut, aka "Absolutely Abby," President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets"

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:
- How to answer the overqualified question
- The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
- How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
- Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
- How to handle the “age factor” and being over age 36

Speaker's bio:
Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.


The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Boston, MA Nov 28, 2018


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC, CityPoint,
230 Third Avenue, Waltham,
MA 02451, 4th Floor conference room
(Free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128)


Topic: What do we do Since Cyber Security is not in the Budget?
CFOs know that managing against data and fraud risks related to cybersecurity is now part of their role. Driving the importance of a modern IT infrastructure and advising how to transform the IT organization will enhance security, mitigate fraud exposure and provide savings and efficiencies is critical to your business’ success. The role of the CFO has changed from being the keeper of accounting records to the driver of business change with data and financial information. The CFO should now be prepared to be a trusted advisor and partner to the CEO, CIO and CISO in the development of strategic plans and to drive innovation throughout the organization all while controlling costs. This presentation will present one large organization’s experience with: example cyber security issues, solution options, and how to value and budget for investment in cyber security. You will be better armed to discuss cyber issues with your CEO
Jeanette Wade Bio
Jeanette serves as CFO at Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. She is a transformational, strategic financial leader with a 19 year record of delivering exceptional results. I possess significant abilities to develop organizations to next level of maturity and critical qualities executive managers seek in a trusted advisor: strategic change management planning, cross-functional substance, know-how in forming executable recommendations and an enterprise-wide perspective that effectively engages all stakeholders. Possess solid ability to establish rapport with all levels of staff and management.
FENG Presentation/Agenda:
7:30 AM – Coffee/juice & informal networking
8:00 am – Introductions & 30 second elevator pitches
8:15 am – Panel & interactive discussion
9:00 am – Wind-down, and final networking discussions
9:30 am - Adjourn


Members login: this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

When registering, a $10 donation is requested to help continue to support our great organization and for light refreshments at the meeting. This should be paid on the FENG registration site prior to the meeting.

The dress code is business casual.

FENG Boston Chapter Leadership:

Will Oliver
Bedford, MA

Marc Cote
Duxbury, MA


Saint Louis, MO Nov 28, 2018


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Cantina Laredo
North Private Room
7710 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105


Please join us for a social evening of Hors d'Oeuvres, Cash Bar and Networking.

Attendance is for The FENG St. Louis Members and Strategic Partners Only

Your cost: $5.00 cover charge includes a ticket for your first drink

To RSVP: Please write to


- hostess will direct you
- Parking is free, but you must park in the proper garage. The entrance to the garage is right across the street from the fire station on Forsyth just west of the building closer to Forsyth and Bemiston. Do not forget to have your parking ticket validated at Cantina Laredo.

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