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Board Committees

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee shall provide assistance to the Board of Directors in fulfilling their oversight responsibility to the members relating to the Society’s financial statements and the financial reporting process, the systems of internal accounting and financial controls, the internal audit function, and the annual independent audit of the Society’s financial statements. In so doing, it is the responsibility of the Committee to maintain free and open communication between the independent auditors, management of the Society, and Society members.

The Committee shall be comprised of 5 people – 3 of whom shall be independent Board members not directly connected to Society finances. The remaining 2 slots shall be filled by the Society Treasurer and Budget and Finance, Chair. The Chair of the Board shall appoint the members of the Audit Committee, including the Chair, subject to Board approval. The current Chair and Vice Chair also serve on the Committee in an ex-officio role.

Michael Holt, CFA – Chair
Dhvani Shah, CFA
Sunitha Thomas, CFA
Tanya Williams, CFA
Garrett Glawe, CFA – Secretary/Treasurer, Chair, Budget Committee
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

The Compensation and Benefits Committee’s role is to review the Chief Executive Officer’s contract and the non-executive staff benefits. Recommendations are made to the Board for discussion in Executive Session. The Immediate Past Chair of the Society serves as the Chair. The current Chair and Vice Chair serve on the Committee.

Tom Digenan, CFA – Chair, Immediate Past Chair
Daniel Kastholm, CFA – Chair
Kristan Rowland, CFA – Vice Chair

BUDGET COMMITTEE

The Budget Committee role is to advise the Society’s Chief Executive Officer in preparation of an annual budget based on priorities established by the board; submit the budget to the society board for approval; and review for fiscal implications. The Budget Committee shall consist of 4 members appointed from the society membership at large and one current Board member that will serve as the Chair.

The main task for the Budget Committee will include:

  • •  Reviewing the annual budget of the society, which includes:
  • •  Discussing budget items, anticipated income and expenditures over the next fiscal year;
  • •  Evaluating new budget items; and
  • •  Comparing the new budget to the prior year’s budget

 

Garrett Glawe, CFA – Chair, Secretary/Treasurer
Shanelle Brown, CFA
Rich Excell, CFA
Tiffany Greenhouse, CFA
Matthew Morris, CFA
Marie Winters, CFA
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)

ETHICS COMMITTEE

The Ethics Committee will review any complaints of ethical misconduct and forward recommendations to the Board of Directors for their membership determination, pursuant to the Article II, Section 16 of the CFA Society Chicago Bylaws. The Committee will be comprised of the CFA Institute Ethics Liaison, 1 Non-Officer Director, and 1 Director. Each member will serve a maximum 2-year term. The current Chair and Vice Chair also serve on the Committee in an ex-officio role.

Linda Ruegsegger, CFA, Chair
William Fitzpatrick, CFA
Alan Papier, CFA
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)

EXTERNAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The External Relations Committee is dedicated to raising awareness of the CFA designation and of the CFA Society Chicago activities to outside parties in the Chicago community. Through outreach, the Committee aims to build the CFA brand and showcase the talent of Society members. The Chair of the Board chairs this Committee. The current Vice Chair also serves on the Committee in an ex-officio role.

Dan Kastholm, CFA – Chair
Cosmin Lucaci, CFA
Michael Miranda, CFA
Linda Ruegsegger, CFA
Dhvani Shah, CFA
David Smith, CFA
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)

GOVERNANCE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Governance Committee’s role is to act as a resource to the Board by developing and overseeing the Society’s chosen governance principles and structure. Recommendations requiring by-law changes are submitted to the full membership for a vote during the Society’s Annual Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee’s role is to recommend individuals for consideration by the Society membership for Board of Director and Executive Committee positions. The Committee aims to nominate qualified and committed individuals. The Committee is mindful of the value of diversity of job functions, industry sectors, and other differences in potential leaders’ perspectives. The recommendations are presented to the full membership for a vote during the Society’s Annual Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee also recommends individuals for consideration by CFA Institute for their Board of Governors and other Committee positions.

The Governance and Nominating Committee is comprised of 5 members, at least two of whom shall not be members of the Board of Directors. The Immediate Past Chair of the Society serves as the Chair. The current Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary Treasurer also serve on the Committee in an ex-officio role. The CEO will serve as the permanent staff liaison.

Tom Digenan, CFA – Chair, Immediate Past Chair
Patrick Lynch, CFA (Non-Board Member)
Wally Fikri, CFA (Non-Board Member)
Linda Ruegsegger, CFA
Jim Schroeder
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)
Garrett Glawe, CFA (Secretary Treasurer) (ex-officio)

LEADERSHIP AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Leadership Awards Committee shall recommend deserving candidates to be nominated for the CFA Society Chicago Awards program. Specifically, the committee is tasked with identifying worthy and accomplished CFA Society Chicago members who may be considered for the Hortense Freidman, CFA, Award for Excellence (annually) and CFA Institute Leader and Member Awards (when applicable). Candidates shall be members of the Chicago-area investment community who have demonstrated initiative, leadership, and a commitment to professional excellence. The committee is tasked with identifying deserving nominees (for Board approval) but is not required to present a nominee unless merited. The Chair and members of this committee are composed of past leaders as identified by the Board. The current Chair and Vice Chair also serve on the Committee in an ex-officio role

Marie Winters, CFA – Chair
Jenifer Aronson, CFA
Susan McDermott, CFA
Michelle Moreno, CFA
Alan Papier, CFA
Kevin Silverman, CFA
James Stirling, CFA
Mark Toledo, CFA
Jim Whitney, CFA
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)