USM Student Chapter to Conduct CFO Symposium Oct. 28

USM Student Chapter to Conduct CFO Symposium Oct. 28

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) will conduct a "CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the McDonnell Auditorium of Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The roundtable discussion, set for 7-9 p.m., is free and open to the general public.

Chief executives from the health, technology, forestry supply, and financial industries will participate in the roundtable. Discussion topics will include the executives' economic and industrial outlooks, the biggest challenges their firms/industries face, and what they would like to see in the workforce and resource markets. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Panelists scheduled to appear include:

Jerry Hoeniges, CFA, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, BancorpSouth Asset Management & Trust

Jeff Hollingshead, President of Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

Warren Ladner, CFO of Merit Health Wesley

Mike Morgan, Professor of Practice, Finance at USM; former President and CFO of Bomgar Corp.

Ben Pace, CFO of CSpire

Stacey Wall, CEO of Pinnacle Trust

The event is designated as the student FMA's primary fundraiser for the year. Those interested in becoming a sponsor or a panelist for the event, should contact Steven Stelk, FMA Faculty Advisor, at or (601) 266-6655.