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FEI NYC Selects New President, Board Members

May 24, 2018, 08:00 AM

Financial Executives International's New York City chapter, the city's premier organization for financial executives, announced today the election of a new president, a new vice president of sponsorship, and three new directors, effective July 1.

The new president is Nicholas Mitrakis, Corporate Controller, USA, at WSP USA.  He succeeds Matthew Cooley, Business Controller at Ericsson.  The new vice president of sponsorship is Jill Zunshine, Former Vice President, Head of Global Real Estate at Hewlett-Packard. The new directors are Robert Kane, Chief Financial Officer of the Educational Records Bureau; Robert MacKay, Senior Vice President & Controller of S&P Global; and Kevin Neylan, CFO and Senior Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. 

Re-elected as officers were the following:

  • Treasurer, Nigyar Mamedova;
  • Secretary, Mitch Peipert, Vice President-Finance & CFO, Thomas Publishing Company, LLC; 
  • VP Membership, Graziella Lamot, Executive Director, UBS
  • VP Programs, Alex Kotlyarevsky, VP Finance Maxx Properties

Re-elected as directors were the following: 

  • Alvin Fenichel, Board of Advisors member,
  • H. S. Grace and Company;  Kevin Hanrahan, CEO, TranSigma Partners;  
  • S. Colin Neill; Board Member
  • John O’Day, SVP, Corporate Retirement Director and Financial Advisor, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley;  
  • Mitchell Peipert, CFO, Thomas Publishing Co., LLC; 
  • Dana Price, VP M&A, McGraw Hill Education; 
  • Christina Spade, Executive Vice President and CFO, Showtime Networks Inc.; 
  • Glenn Tyranski, Managing Director, FTI; 
  • Linda Zukauckas, Deputy CFO, American Express; 
  • Matthew Cooley, Business Controller, Ericsson.

"Our pursuit of a focused strategy over the last two years has delivered growth in quality, membership and sponsorship," Mr. Cooley said in making the announcement.  "For the first time in recent history, we had a competitive race for President, and we welcome three new outstanding members to our board.  This is positive energy that bodes well for the future of New York City's premier association for financial executives."

“On behalf of FEI NYC I would like to thank Matt for his leadership and dedication over the past two years," said Mr. Mitrakis. "I look forward to working with the new board and chapter leadership to continue enhancing the membership experience and grow our chapter."

All directors and officers serve one-year terms, except the president, who serves two years.  The terms begin July 1, 2018. 

Financial Executives International, founded in 1931, is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of more than 65 chapters in the U.S. and a chapter in Japan. FEI is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.  FEI New York City, established in 1933, is the organization's New York City chapter.

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