CFO Conversation Circle: The Politics of the CFO position

When:  Sep 25, 2017 from 08:30 to 09:30 (CT)

 September 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST at Association Forum

Career Level: Finance staff who report directly to the CEO and are employed by an association - Members only!

Fee: Complimentary with membership

Session Type: Conversation Circle

Location: Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside, Suite 800. Chicago, IL 60606

Come join the conversation as we discuss the politics that surrounds the CFO position—changing CEO’s, integrity issues, confidentiality, etc. What issues are you facing? And how can we as colleagues suggest possible actions. We will be interviewing James Meyer,CFO, Choose Chicago.

About the Presenters:

Wallace James Meyer, Chief Financial Officer, Choose Chicago

Since 2010, James Meyer has been chief financial officer for Choose Chicago, the city’s marketing destination organization. As Choose Chicago’s CFO, Meyer is responsible for establishing the strategic and financial direction of the organization, while managing all financial functions. He also works closely with state and city agencies to ensure that taxpayer funds are used appropriately and in accordance with state and city guidelines.
Meyer came to Choose Chicago from Loop Paper recycling, where from June 2009 until June of the following year he served as controller and general manager. Prior to that, from 2002-2008, Meyer was controller at Berman Industries, a global distribution company. From 1998 until 2001, he served as manager of accounting and finance for Hadady Corporation in Dyer, Indiana, a privately held manufacturing company.

 Arlis Whalum, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)


Arlis Whalum, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), an organization dedicated to inspiring the Business Events community with senior level networking and educational opportunities globally.

As a senior level executive, Arlis has partnered to drive strategic vision, operational efficiencies, and technology integrations with financial acumen. Her skills have enhanced organizational productivity, translated big picture strategy into workable systems and transformed complex financial information into understandable levels. Her experiences include Big 4 CPA, Fortune 500, national non-profit associations and academic teaching.



10 S Riverside Plz Ste 800
Chicago, IL 60606-3709