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FARSIGHT                                                                    June 2012
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Chair's Letter
June Luncheon - Register Today!
May Luncheon Recap
April Luncheon Recap
March Luncheon Recap
Membership Campaign
FAR Member Announcements
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 Chair's Letter
Mike Tryon headshot
World English Dictionary: culture (ˈkʌltʃə) - n

1.  the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action

2.  the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group: e.g. the Finance and Administration Roundtable (FAR) culture

Full disclosure - the World English Dictionary cited the Mayan Culture in its definition of culture within members of a group.  Nonetheless, I believe we can translate that specific culture example for ours as we define what is accepted "shared bases of social action" within the FAR culture.

As I begin to reflect on my past years in FAR and my most recent experience as your Chair, I'd like to take this opportunity to point out examples of what I believe are our "shared traditions."

(Click here to read more.)
June Luncheon - Register Today!

There is limited space for the June Luncheon!

Computers and people shaking hands
June 20, 2012
A panel discussion moderated by Jamie Saylor, CPA, Veris Consulting, Inc.

Russ Capps, Association of Corporate Counsel
Rick Klein, National Association of Manufacturers  

Kyle Vickers, National Quality Forum
Kara Freeman, American Council on Education

Non-profit FAR Members: Bring a "techie" from your organization as your June BOGO!

Click here for more information and to register. If registration is full and you want to be placed on a wait list, please contact hq@far-roundtable.org.  


Luncheon sponsor:

Novick Group  


This program is being reviewed for CPE credit.

FAR 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.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 34219-2417.  Web-site:  www.nasba.org. 


For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (hq@far-roundtable.org). 

There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after noon on June 18, 2012. 

Sponsor ID: 109395 Program level is basic - update. Field of Study: Business Management & Organization. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation.  It is Group-Live delivery method. 

May Luncheon Recap
"Imagine That!"
May 16, 2012
Presenter: James Mapes
(Click here to download presentation and here to see pictures from the luncheon.)

James with Wells Fargo May 2012
May Luncheon Sponsor Wells Fargo represented by Maria Georges (center) and Ken Hostetter (right) with presenter James Mapes,



Luncheon sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Your Mind: The Rider and the Elephant

By James Mapes


What a pleasure it was speaking to all of you at the F.A.R. luncheon. Your willingness to participate in the exercises made the experience memorable for me and I hope enlightening and fun for you. In this article I would like to both recap the highlights of the program IMAGINE THAT! and give you a couple of additional strategies to help you "manage your mind." (click here to read James' article.) 
April Luncheon Recap
"ASAE's Association 990: A Powerful Tool for Benchmarking"
April 18, 2012
presented by Nat Bartholomew
and John Dripps

(Click here to download presentation and here to see pictures from the luncheon.)

Nat and John with Bank of America Apr 2012
April Luncheon Sponsor Bank of America represented by Matt Agresti (far left) and Vanessa Smith (far right) pictured with Nat Bartholomew, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen (center left) and John Dripps, CPA, NASSP (center right)

Luncheon Sponsor:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
March Luncheon Recap

"The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion"

March 21, 2012

presenters Constance Thompson and Alexis Terry

(Click here to download presentation and here to see pictures from the luncheon.)


Constance and Alexis with Capital One Mar 2012
March Luncheon Sponsor Capital One represented by Mary Smith  (far left) and Christine Cardinal (second from left) pictured with Constance Thompson, American Society of Civil Engineers (second from right) and Alexis Terry, ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership (far right)


Luncheon sponsor: 
Capital One
FAR Membership Campaign
The Finance and Administration Roundtable is growing - but we can always use more members, especially members from the non-profit association sector! To promote additional growth in our non-profit membership community, our membership committee has developed a "Member Get a Member" campaign exclusively aimed at association non-profits. We have a one-page fact sheet you can pass along to your clients or prospects (click here to download). Please click here to download a form you can complete and send to the FAR office (email hq@far-roundtable.org, fax 202 962-3939) if you'd prefer to have them follow-up.

This campaign will run until the end of August, 2012. Non-profit members who join now at the $105 rate will have membership benefits through August 2013. Until the end of August, if you, as a current FAR member, sponsor a new non-profit member, your name will be placed in a drawing where you'll be eligible to receive awards (more on those later, but expect one of the prizes will be a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones golf course on Lake Manassas, VA) in addition to the recognition you'll receive from your clients and peers. So, pass along the attached documents to your clients and prospects. They'll thank you for introducing them to the premier place for non-profit professionals to learn about trends in finance and administration, as well as advance their own professional development.

Paul Stilp
Membership Chair and Board member
FAR Member Announcements

Note to FAR Members: Printed membership directories will be mailed via USPS and should be received within the next two weeks.

JustinBradley Celebrates its 10th Anniversary  

JustinBradley, an award winning Finance and Accounting boutique recruiting firm, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on July 1st. (click here to read press release)

Reznick Group, J.H. Cohn LLP Announce Merger

New Firm Will Be The 11th Largest Accounting Firm in the U.S.,
With More Than 2,000 Employees, 25 Offices, $450M in Revenue
(click here to read press release)

Michael H. Graham Joins Graystone Consulting, a Business of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
(click here to read press release)

If you are a FAR member and have a press release to share, please contact hq@far-roundtable.org.
Thank you to our Resource Members!

Platinum Level


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Capital OneNovick Group 

   SunTrust  Tate&Tryon logo Veris           Wells Fargo            West Lane & Schlager  


Gold Level

BDO  GRF new        Olcott Consulting Group 



Silver Level



Watkins Meegan         

  JohnsonLambert         Stokes 

Bronze Level

ArgyAMHICCouncilBuchananMitchell  Delcor  

 Early Cassidy Schilling       First Citizens Bank

Graystone       Hertzbach     M&T Bank

Merrill Lynch Paul Juergensens  McGladrey 

  MindSHIFT  Payroll Network   PNC

  New Renner Reznick      Studley   TD BankVigilant     Xenith

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