The Department of Economics and Finance recently held a CFO Panel for graduate and undergraduate students.
Chief Financial Officers attending the panel included CFO of Global Management Group LLC Jim Farrell; CFO of Mavenir Systems Terry Hungle; CFO of Orius Inc. Danny McQuary; CFO of Fast Signs Ron Herbert and CFO of Daseke Inc. and A&M-Commerce faculty member Scott Wheeler. Wheeler also moderated the event.
“This event was exciting for students and the CFOs alike. These CFOs have learned a great deal over the years and are frankly eager to share their knowledge. They were students once themselves and related well with the students,” said Wheeler. “They saw a lot of themselves in our students. They felt like they were almost treated like rock stars and dozens of students remained after the event to get to talk to the CFOs personally and directly.”
Students were able to meet each member of the panel, ask them questions and learn about how each member of the panel became a CFO. The department will hold a similar event with Controllers or Chief Accounting Officers in October.