Chapter Notes

Welcome to the Columbus, OH chapter of the SEC Professionals Group!

Please save the date for our delayed Q4 2018 meeting on Wednesday, November 14th.  Huntington is excited to be hosting the meeting at our downtown location on the 10th floor at the Huntington Center located at 41 S. High St., Columbus, Oh 43215.

Meeting details – Wednesday  November 14

The meeting will begin with networking at 12:00 pm Eastern.  The national broadcast will start at 12:15 pm.  It will last 60 minutes, providing members who attend with 1.0 CPE credits.  Lunch will be served. To sign up, just log into the SEC Professional’s website and register for the event.

Please click here to login to the SEC Pros site and Register Now.


12:00 pm – 12:15 pm - Registration and Networking*

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm - SEC Professionals Group national presentation (1.0 CPE credits)


Do Shared Service Centers Really Deliver? 

Many organizations are using a shared service center or “center of excellence” to effectively use limited resources and control costs. Explore the pros and cons of using shared service centers, hear success stories, challenges, implications, and get answers to some of the most common questions surrounding shared services. 

After this meeting, attendees will be able to: 

  • Explain how shared service organizations are structured 
  • Recognize how efficiencies are gained utilizing shared services 
  • Calculate some of the set-up costs 
  • Outline how technology can support and or supplement a service delivery approach 

1 complimentary CPE credit is available, courtesy of national sponsor Workiva.

  • Alex Buckthorp, Finance Director, Procter and Gamble
  • Angela Stephens, Senior Vice President, Controller, Dr Pepper Snapple Group 
  • David Fabricant, Senior Vice President, Controllership, American Express Company
  • Ron Kapusta, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Johnson & Johnson

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm - Group discussion

*Lunch will be provided

We encourage you to invite colleagues on your reporting team and those in Internal Audit, Accounting & Finance to become members.  You will meet your peers, share experiences and learn from each other.  Don't miss this opportunity to expand your professional network and engage with your peers.


Special thanks to our chapter sponsors: Workiva, Vaco, Ice Miller, LLP and Intelligize, Inc. for their continued support.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at the contact information below.

Thank you,

Larry Slivon

Columbus, OH Advisory Chair

Advisory Chairs

Larry Slivon

AVP/Senior Manager - SEC Reporting

Joel Stanley

Accountant III - SEC Reporting


Derek Benseler
+1 614-354-7186
Lauren Tamaska
Intelligize, Inc.
+1 937-212-7897
Stephen Edwards
Ice Miller
+1 614-462-1108
Ryan Reimer
+1 515-987-4855
Kurt Ringley
+1 952-843-8009
Tyler Arnold
+1 480-440-6760