The FENG Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

10/28/2020 – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

ZOOM MEETING

TIME ZONE: CDT

We are inviting all members who reside in Texas.

Agenda:

Topic: Regional Economic Update

Speaker: Jesse B. Thompson, III, Senior Business Economist with the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Presentation:
Jesse focuses on the state of the energy and hydrocarbon processing industry and highlights the role they play in the regional economy of Houston and Texas more broadly. He puts this in the context of the global economy.

Speaker's bio:
Jesse Thompson serves as senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy. In particular, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He also collects information for the Dallas Fed’s Beige Book summary of current economic conditions. He is author of the monthly Energy Indicators, the Houston Economic Indicators, and contributes to the quarterly publication Southwest Economy.

Thompson earned an MA in economics, with emphasis on empirical microeconomics, and BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Houston.

CPE Credit: 1 Credit hour
Prerequisites: None

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Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

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About the Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston.

We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and quarterly evening social mixers.

1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands Chapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December). CPE Credit will be available, courtesy of Calvetti Ferguson.

Time: 7:15 am-10:00 am

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speakers' Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking
- 9:00 am – 9:55 am: JSWT - Job Search Work Team

Breakfast / Coffee Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

2. SOCIAL MIXERS: We meet Quarterly for our evening social meetings:

Time: 6:00pm-8:00 pm

Sponsors:
The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

and

USI
usi.com

Leadership team:
Co-chair - Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson, (832-742-2400 - bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com)
Co-chair - Jim Anderson, B2B CFO (954-661-5709 - janderson@b2bcfo.com)
Co-chair - Bartho van Otterdyk, BVO Global Solutions, (281-222-1538 - vanotterdyk@yahoo.com)
VP Membership - Mark Kerr, mkerr4007@gmail.com

Chapter Leadership

Jim Anderson
janderson@b2bcfo.com
(954) 661-5709


Bryan Valencia
bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com
(281) 755-1714
Bryan has over 30 years of professional experience and serves as the Tax Partner-in-Charge at Calvetti Ferguson. He provides a comprehensive array of tax planning and consulting services to both public and private companies, including specialized support in the areas of research and development (R&D) tax credits and incentives, Section 199 domestic production activities deductions (DPAD), and accounting for income taxes under ASC 740 / FAS 109 and uncertain tax positions (UTPs) / FIN 48. He assists clients with proactive tax planning.

Bryan has developed a focus in the manufacturing and distribution, energy, information and technology, and other industries. He has significant experience assisting clients with Internal Revenue Service and other tax authority examinations, appeals and other controversy matters. His professional experience also includes international and federal tax planning and compliance when he previously worked for a large publicly-traded corporation.

Bartho van Otterdyk
vanotterdyk@yahoo.com
(281) 222-1538
Bartho van Otterdyk is an accomplished finance and accounting practitioner with extensive multinational and multi-industry experience.

His industry expertise includes Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Software development. These corporations have ranged in size from technology start-ups to Fortune global 500 companies.

Bartho’s international experience includes financial management of operations in Australia, North America, South America, Asia and the European Union.

Mark Kerr
mkerr4007@gmail.com
(281) 703-2143

Future Meetings

12/10/2020
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
ZOOM MEETING


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bryan Valencia
bvalencia@calvettiferguson.com
(281) 755-1714

OUR SPONSORS:

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