Marie Holleins focus has been to advance the profession of top-tier financial executivesand do it according to a strategic plan
June 1, 2012
When Marie Hollein got the phone call from Financial Executives International in 2008, she thought the group would be asking her to serve on a CEO search committee, a role she had filled in the past. But this time, the call was to gauge her interest in being considered for the post herself.
Hollein has been a member of the individual membership, professional association for more than 20 years. She was a member of the FEI board, president of FEIs Chicago chapter and vice chair of its research foundation.
After a series of high-profile, corporate financial positions, she was at KPMG and, by her own assessment at the top of my game there. So it was a huge career shift to her first nonprofit, though she speaks to her deep commitment to running the group along sound business lines.
Only the second female president in FEIs 80 years, she says she is conscious of its need to diversify its membership, in the U.S. and abroad. To launch a global presence, FEI opened a Japan chapter in February.
We abide in our name: international, she said.