After an incredible summer here in New
Brunswick's Capital City, Fredericton Chapter members are putting
away the beach towels and sunglasses, and are back into the swing
of things. fmi*igf Fredericton hosted a successful and
well-attended Annual General Meeting on September 15th. Milt
Isaacs, President of the Association of Canadian Financial Officers
(ACFO) presented an eye opening and informative presentation on
"Globalization and the Impact on the Public Service." Mr. Isaacs
touched on issues such as falling corporate tax rates, why
opportunities to avoid those taxes have increased, and why
broad-scale corruption has further eroded both the public's
confidence in corporations and the ability of governments to
Also during the September General
Meeting, President Amy Wesenberg, presented the Annual Report which
highlights issues such as the Fiscal 2014-2015 Financial
Statements, and the 2015-2016 Budget amongst others. The
Fredericton Chapter welcomed their new 2015-2016 Board of
Directors: Amy Wesenberg, President; Melinda Pedersen,
Vice-President; Shawn Johnson, Past President; Xiaoling Zhang,
Treasurer; Tanya Johnson, Secretary; Valeri Perry, Communication
and Marketing; Mitchell Carr, Chapter Development and Membership;
Rodney Chase, Events and Logistics; Daniel Picard, Speakers;
Michael Melanson, Orientation; and Andrew Law, Director at Large.
Many thanks and appreciation to the Chapter's outgoing Board
Members - Marc, Carol, Shana, Nick, and Nicole. The contribution of
volunteers is an invaluable resource to the fmi*igf's yearly
Next up on the docket, fmi*igf
Fredericton will be a hosting a PD event to highlight the GNB
system integration, presented by Senior Staff of the Department of
Finance. This is slated for early November.
Make sure to check the web site
regularly for updates of upcoming events, dates, and details.
September 2015: FMI Eastern Regional
Director, Christine Robichaud; Fredericton Chapter President, Amy
Wesenberg; and Guest speaker, ACFO's Milt Isaacs.
2015-2016 fmi*igf Fredericton Chapter
Board of Directors.
Standing (l-r): Shawn Johnson, Valeri Perry, Daniel Picard, Rodney
Chase, Xiaoling Zhang, Andrew Law and Mitchell Carr. Sitting: Amy
Wesenberg and Melinda Pedersen. Absent from photo: Tanya Johnson et