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Leading Through Change: Charles J. Dockendorff Interviewed by Beth Kurth (Executive Event)
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/23/2020
When: 09/23/2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: On-line attendance only is available at this time
United States
Contact: Makenzie Howard

Online registration is available until: 9/23/2020
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Leading Through Change: Charles J. Dockendorff interviewed by Beth Kurth


Join Financial Executives International (FEI) Boston Chapter for a fireside chat as we learn how Charles (Chuck) Dockendorff, former CFO of Tyco Healthcare and Covidien, has managed through 30 years of business change including company-specific and broader economic disruptions.  He is the current Chairman of the Board for the Old Colony YMCA. 


He also serves on the Board of Directors of Boston Scientific, Haemonetics, Hologic and Keysight Technologies, Management Science for Health. Dockendorff will share his tips and tactics for success, in an interview led by Beth Kurth, Partner, Conway Communications.


For this event we will be offering in-person “pods” of up to 10 people at locations in Boston and Newton or you may choose to attend virtually.  The “pods” and the virtual attendees will all connect to the same program so please choose the venue that works best for you.  Of course, flexibility is key in our new normal and we will continue to keep all registrants apprised as details come together closer to September.    


NOTE: Details for both the in-person and on-line attendance will be sent approximately 10 days prior to the event.  For the in-person events this includes the office location, parking instructions and face coverings, etc.  Please note boxed meals will be provided for in-person events.   For on-line attendance you will be sent the link.  


Speaker: Charles J. Dockendorff

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Covidien, a publicly traded medical device and supplies company, Charles J. Dockendorff was responsible for the company’s global financial management activities, including Corporate Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Financial Planning and Investor Relations, as well as Internal Audit and Information Services.

He became the EVP and CFO of Covidien, which spun out of Tyco Healthcare in 2007. At the time, it was one of the largest spins in the medical device industry with a market cap of $27 billion. Dockendorff was responsible for building out the corporate finance team, reporting financials and working with a new Board of Directors for the new public company. While at Covidien, he also worked with the senior management team to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for growth and profitability, which required increased investments in research and development, sales and marketing, growth functions and infrastructure in emerging markets. 

His career in financial management began at General Motors Financial in its accounting division. He later worked with Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young) as a certified public accountant specializing in banking, the high-tech industry, and transportation. He earned a graduate degree and then went to a company focused on infrared technology for the military, where he successfully managed more than $25 million in annual revenue. He later served as the CFO of Epsco, Inc. and again specialized in defense programs and military subcontractors, facilitated business and company acquisitions and managed more than $40 million in annual revenue. He also facilitated the successful sale of the company to Lucas Aerospace.

Dockendorff is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in accounting. He received his Master of Science in finance from Bentley College. He enjoys flying and has been a pilot for more than 12 years. Dockendorff is an avid golfer and a Boston sports fan. He has been married to his wife, Carol, since 1979. They have two adult children, who are both married, and four grandchildren. They reside in Massachusetts.

Moderator: Beth Kurth

Beth Kurth is a partner at Conway Communications, a Boston-based Investor Relations and Strategic Financial Communication firm.  She holds an MBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and a B.A. degree in English from Tulane University.   As an English major with an MBA, she works with numbers and narratives to ensure companies’ financial communications align with their strategic objectives. She serves on the Board of Directors of Financial Executives International (FEI) Boston where she also holds a leadership role on the career management committee.  She is also a member of the organizing council for the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. 

Previously Ms. Kurth held the role of President of Boston Women in Finance and served as a director of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Boston chapter.  In 2015 she was recognized as Woman of the Year by Smart Woman Securities as a guest lecturer at Harvard; she has also been recognized for her work by the Publicity Club of New England for IR/Financial Communications and by MM&M for an awareness campaign.


5:30pm - 7:00pm (doors open 5:30; fireside chat 6:00pm - 7:00pm)



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Cancellation Policy: Please send cancellations to no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday September 15, 2020. 


This meeting qualifies for one 1 CPE credit.


Field of study: TBD

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this meeting. 

Advance preparation: There is no advance preparation require for this meeting. 

Type of delivery method: Group-Live

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