Financial Executive, the publication for senior financial executives published by Financial Executives International (FEI), has announced that it has appointed current Executive Editor Ellen M. Heffes to editor-in-chief, succeeding long time Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Marshall, who will retire effective June 30th.
In Heffes’ current role as executive editor of Financial Executive, she has collaborated with the editor-in-chief to produce the award-winning magazine. She joined the staff of FEI in October 2000 as managing editor for the magazine, and then added the role of Web editor for the organization’s Web site. Prior to FEI, Heffes served as owner of Boca Raton, Florida based EMH Communications, where she worked with a variety of clients and developed continuing professional education programming for finance and accounting professionals. Earlier in her career, Heffes helped develop a line of business, management, and motivational products that were sold worldwide. During her career, she’s conducted more than 1,500 interviews with leading experts worldwide.
“Ellen’s extensive experience in communications, public relations, and marketing makes her a natural fit to fill the seat of our new editor–in chief,” said Alexis Dow, FEI Chairman. “Ellen has played an integral role at FEI, and has worked closely with Jeffrey to cultivate Financial Executive into a premier and widely regarded publication for our community. We congratulate Ellen on this well-deserved promotion.”
Heffes has served as a columnist for Accounting Today and contributed to the book Value-Driven Management, by Randolph Pohlman (2000). She is also a frequent speaker and moderator for panel discussions on subjects pertaining to boards of directors, leadership, executive compensation and risk management.
Financial Executive also announced today that Marian Raab, J.D., will join the staff as the new managing editor, effective July 9th. Raab has extensive experience in writing and editing and joins Financial Executive from American Banker, where she has served since 2000 in positions which include contributing editor and special reports editor. She has also acted as associate editor for the New Jersey Law Journal and has published articles in Working Woman, Legal Times, Bank Investment Consultant and SmartMoney.com.
Marshall has served as editor-in-chief of Financial Executive since May 2000. Under his leadership, Financial Executive has won a series of juried awards, including the 2003 gold award as the top association trade magazine in the Association Trends All-Media Contest. Marshall’s career in journalism has spanned more than three decades, in which he has served as chief editor of US Banker magazine as well as an editor, feature writer, book reviewer, and columnist for American Banker. Early in his career, Marshall was a newspaper reporter and editor, a correspondent for the Associated Press, and contributed freelance articles to The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Nasdaq and Forbes. He has won or shared numerous business journalism awards and was part of an investigative team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1976.
“Jeffrey has had a tremendous impact on Financial Executive, and over the past eight years he has played a central role in developing the publication,” said Dow. “He has left an invaluable mark on both the magazine and our organization as a whole, and we applaud his work and wish him the best in the future.”
Financial Executive is the award-winning flagship publication of Financial Executives International (FEI), the Florham Park, NJ-based professional organization that represents 15,000 CFOs and other senior finance executives.
Financial Executives International is an advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences, and publications. Members participate in the activities of 85 chapters, 74 in the U.S. and 11 in Canada.