Dallas/Fort Worth Finance Leaders Unite To Form Chapter of Fast-Growing CFO Community

SMU and TCU Accept Invitation to Facilitate as The CFO Alliance Kicks off Timely Discourse November 9 to Discuss, Debate, and Dissect Key Challenges Facing CFOs Today
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Oct. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Pressured by an uncertain economy and changing regulatory environment, business leaders from throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex are forming the newest chapter of The CFO Alliance, a CFO peer-to-peer community responsible for disrupting traditional C-suite knowledge channels across the country.

More than a validation of an innovative knowledge-sharing model, the formation of the Dallas/Fort Worth CFO Alliance chapter is viewed by its CFO board members as an important milestone in the advancement of The CFO Alliance’s mission to energize the flow of CFO knowledge and insight nationally.

“As one of America’s largest and most energetic economies, the DFW metroplex brings a wealth of knowledge to The CFO Alliance as well as a great appetite for additional insight,” says Nick Araco, CEO and co-founder of The CFO Alliance. “We expect our Dallas/Fort Worth chapter members to quickly become a vibrant hub for knowledge-sharing as they build relationships that can supply timely, relevant information and insight.”

With two meetings slated for November 9, 2011, a breakfast roundtable in Dallas followed by an evening reception in Fort Worth, the inaugural gathering of the newest CFO Alliance chapter will provide a discussion forum for local CFOs to collectively discuss, debate, and dissect the critical issues that CFOs encounter daily.

Working closely with sponsors McGladrey and Mercer, and with academic sponsors Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University, The CFO Alliance’s Dallas/Fort Worth CFO members will now have a platform to share information and guidance that can help community members lead their organizations through times of challenge and transition.

“The balance of total rewards cost and the value of human capital for companies is an ever increasing focus of CFOs,” says Eric Bassett, Health & Benefits Southwest Market Business Leader at Mercer. “The CFO Alliance is a forum that provides an open dialogue on the issues, including human capital, that matter most to CFOs in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.”

To become a member and register to join the discussion, interested parties are invited to visit www.achievenext.com/events. The CFO Alliance prescreens all meeting attendees in order to ensure that finance leaders are seated with their peers. Registration is complimentary for qualified first-time attendees. CFO Alliance meetings offer participants 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Registration is strictly required.

For updates and information on the CFO Alliance Dallas/Fort Worth chapter launch meeting and additional CFO Alliance events nationwide, please visit www.achievenext.com/events.

About McGladrey
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. yvukps McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax, and consulting firms. For more information, visit the McGladrey website at www.McGladrey.com, join their Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow on Twitter @McGladreyPRNews.com.

About Mercer
Mercer is a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services, with more than 25,000 clients worldwide. Mercer consultants help clients design and manage health, retirement and other benefits and optimize human capital. The firm also provides customized administration, technology and total benefit outsourcing solutions. Mercer’s investment services include global leadership in investment consulting and multimanager investment management.

Mercer’s global network of more than 20,000 employees, based in over 40 countries, helps ensure integrated, worldwide solutions. Our consultants work with clients to develop solutions that address global and country-specific challenges and opportunities. Mercer is experienced in assisting both major and growing, midsize companies.

About the CFO Alliance
Established in September 2007 to promote connectivity through a professional community of leading financial executives, The CFO Alliance brings together the experience, knowledge, and collective wisdom of peers, subject matter experts, and academic authorities to enable senior financial leaders and decision makers to be more effective and act with greater confidence throughout their career. By fostering relationships among those with common objectives, interests, opportunities, and challenges, financial leaders can make long-term investments in their companies and their careers through sharing expertise and gaining confidence in their roles. Based on the success of the initial Philadelphia-based chapter, the CFOA has established a national expansion, with a current presence in nine U.S markets: New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Connecticut; Charlotte; Phoenix; South Florida; and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.theCFOalliance.org or AchieveNext.com and follow The CFO Alliance Community on Twitter @theCFOAlliance.

About AchieveNext.com
The online forum of the CFO Alliance, AchieveNext.com powers 24/7 discussions featuring blog updates, member-generated hot topic question posts, virtual networking opportunities, and a comprehensive calendar of industry and organization events. For more information and to sign up for membership, please visit www.AchieveNext.com.
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