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New breed of CFOs sit at strategy table

No longer just ‘bookkeepers,’ today's association finance pros are modeling scenarios and spotting trends. “You have finances so (CEOs) think of you as transactional and they’ll go, ‘We want you to take over membership, because that’s transactional, we want you to handle the administrative services and HR,’ and you end up being the pseudo COO, but a true operations person, not a strategic person,” said David Keen, CFO of the American Psychiatric Association.

Former API lobbyist joins electric co-op association

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has tapped former American Petroleum Institute lobbyist Louis Finkel as senior vice president for government relations, a position from which he will lead the $201M-revenue group’s advocacy efforts.


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