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Mastering the Complex CEO/CFO Relationship by The Washington, D.C. CFOLC

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8401 Greensboro Drive

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McLean, VA 22102

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Mastering the Complex CEO/ CFO Relationship
hosted by
The Washington, D.C. CFO Leadership Council
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Mastering the Complex CEO/ CFO Relationship

The role of the Chief Financial Officer has evolved dramatically over the past several years. More than ever, the relationship between the CFO and the CEO plays an integral part in the effectiveness and success of both – and indeed the business. So how can a CFO drive growth and understanding in this relationship for the benefit of the business?

Join us for ‘Mastering the Complex CEO/ CFO Relationship,’ where our panel of executives will dissect why this relationship can be so complex, and strategies that CFOs can undertake to improve and expand upon this relationship.

Learning Objectives

  • Starting from Day One: How to develop and maintain a partnership with the CEO

  • Managing differences: What happens when objectives are not in alignment, where you agree to disagree and still need to present a unified front to employees

  • Beyond GAAP: What financial information do CEOs really care about

  • How to become the most trusted advisor to a CEO

Breakfast and networking is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Our program will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.


Click here to learn more about CFO Leadership Council.


To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button and then click one of the two registration buttons and complete the form as requested.

All CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free.

Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60.00.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, Washington, D.C. Chapter at Debbie@cfolc.com.

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email debbie@cfolc.com. Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credit(s) in Personnel/HR
Experience Level: Basic
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE Credits have been granted based upon a 50-minute hour.
The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors,
150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org

About Our Speakers

Dennis J. Kelly, Jr., President & CEO, Buchanan and Edwards

Dennis is the President & CEO of Buchanan and Edwards. In this role he is responsible for developing and executing an aggressive growth strategy that will expand B&E’s solutions into the national security market. He has nearly 30 years of experience growing businesses through M&A and organic growth. Dennis’ previous roles were CEO of IOMAXIS, LLC, an innovative cyber security solutions firm, was the president and CEO of A-T Solutions, Inc., a counter-terrorism solutions firm supporting a variety of defense, intelligence and law enforcement customers. Following the sale of A-T Solutions to PAE, Dennis was appointed the President of PAE’s National Security Solutions business unit. He was previously the president of Tech Team government solutions and served in a variety of executive positions at Anteon International.

Dennis is an adjunct professor in the George Mason University Executive MBA program and serves on the board of directors of the USO of Metropolitan Washington – Baltimore. He is a proud veteran of the US Navy.

Pamela Rothka, Chief Financial Officer, Buchanan and Edwards

Pamela Rothka is Buchanan & Edward’s Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the executive team, Pamela serves a critical role in the areas of strategic planning and analysis, capital financing, budgeting, rate design and development, mergers and acquisitions, and end-to-end corporate financial management.

She has more than 20 years of experience in finance, leading change and growing businesses through M&A as well as organic growth. Pamela’s experience spans across several industries including government, commercial and private equity owned companies. Her expertise includes financial strategies, accounting, and finance management in diverse industries of aerospace and defense; manufacturing and distribution, and information technology.

Pamela serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Make-A-Wish.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Drexel University and an MBA in Computer Information Sciences from Temple University. Pamela is a Certified Public Accountant.

John T. Saunders, III, Senior Consultant, Korn Ferry

Professional Background

As an innovative talent advisor, JT has developed a reputation for working across organizations to help leaders to recruit, retain, and develop engaged, high performing talent committed to advancing an organization’s strategic agenda. Prior to joining Korn Ferry Advisory Practice, JT served as an executive recruiter in Korn Ferry’s executive search business.

JT received his Master’s degree from New York University and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Delivering results for clients

  • John “JT” Saunders is a Senior Consultant with Korn Ferry’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice. Over the course of his tenure with the firm, JT has worked across Korn Ferry’s lines of business, developing subject matter expertise in executive recruitment and diversity and inclusion solutions.

  • Over the past 10 years, JT has developed a track record of success working with executives and next generation leaders. He has provided a host of services ranging from executive recruitment to coaching to talent and leadership development.


  • JT brings a wealth of experience to the firm in the areas of strategic Diversity and Inclusion consulting, project management, and executive recruitment.

  • JT offers a holistic understanding and approach to organizational development as a result of his diverse experiences from working with leaders at all levels within organizations.

  • As a D&I consultant, JT seeks to support organizations that aim to nurture, retain, and promote talent as a means of driving strategic business and organizational objectives.

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