Financial Executives International‘s New York City chapter, the city’s premier organization for financial executives, elected a new president, a new vice president of sponsorship, and three new directors, effective July 1.

The new president is Nicholas Mitrakis, corporate controller, USA, at WSP USA. He succeeds Matthew Cooley, business controller at Ericsson. The new vice president of sponsorship is Jill Zunshine, former vice president, head of Global Real Estate at Hewlett-Packard. The new directors are Robert Kane, chief financial officer of the Educational Records Bureau; Robert MacKay, senior vice president & controller of S&P Global; and Kevin Neylan, CFO and senior vice president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Re-elected as officers were the following:

  • Treasurer, Nigyar Mamedova
  • Secretary, Mitch Peipert, vice president-Finance & CFO, Thomas Publishing Compan
  • VP Membership, Graziella Lamot, executive director, UBS
  • VP Programs, Alex Kotlyarevsky, VP Finance Maxx Properties

Re-elected as directors were the following:

  • Alvin Fenichel, the board of advisors member, H.S. Grace
  • Kevin Hanrahan, CEO, TranSigma Partners;
  • S. Colin Neill; board member
  • John O’Day, SVP, corporate retirement director and financial advisor, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley
  • Mitchell Peipert, CFO, Thomas Publishing
  •  Dana Price, VP M&A, McGraw Hill Education
  • Christina Spade, EVP and CFO, Showtime Networks;
  • Glenn Tyranski, managing director, FTI
  • Linda Zukauckas, deputy CFO, American Express
  • Matthew Cooley, business controller, Ericsson

“Our pursuit of a focused strategy over the last two years has delivered growth in quality, membership and sponsorship,” Cooley said. “For the first time in recent history, we had a competitive race for president, and we welcome three new outstanding members to our board. This is positive energy that bodes well for the future of New York City’s premier association for financial executives.”

All directors and officers serve one-year terms, except the president, who serves two years. The terms begin July 1, 2018.

Financial Executives International, founded in 1931, is an advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry.