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Farmington Hills, Mich. — June 7, 2021— Lenora Hardy-Foster, President and CEO of Judson Center, a multi-county human service agency and designated Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), will be one of the featured speakers at the ICONS: Women of Note virtual conference, hosted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and held on June 30 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Hardy-Foster will be joined by these global brand finance leaders, who will share their personal stories, experiences, and challenges in their careers:

  • Teri Reinseth, Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer at 3M Company
  • Leslie Seidman, Head of Audit Committee at Moody’s Corporation
  • Sue Taylor, Chief Accounting Officer at Facebook, Inc.
  • Yang Xu, Senior VP, Global Treasurer & Head of Corporate Development at The Kraft Heinz Company

A long-time member of FEI Detroit, Hardy-Foster was the only Black woman member of the group when she joined in 2008. Seven years later, she was the FEI Detroit chapter president.

“FEI is an organization that has played a very special role in my career of managing the business aspects of large nonprofit organizations. I am thrilled to be speaking alongside such esteemed women industry leaders and look forward to bringing my non-profit perspective to the conversation,” Hardy-Foster said.

Hardy-Foster has served as President and CEO of Judson Center since 2016. Before that, she worked in various leadership roles at Southwest Solutions in Detroit during her 36-year tenure, ultimately serving as the Executive Director of the Administrative Services Organization. She obtained both her B.A. and M.B.A. from University of Detroit Mercy.

The event is free to FEI members. More information, including detailed biographies of the speakers, can be found here.

About FEI
Financial Executives International (FEI) is a leading association comprised of members who hold positions as Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers, Treasurers, and Tax Executives at companies in every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of more than 65 Chapters in the U.S. FEI headquarters is located in Morristown, N.J. Learn more about FEI here.

About Judson Center
Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for more than 97 years, is a non-profit human service agency that provides comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental, behavioral, and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being, and maximum potential. Judson Center also offers integrated primary healthcare for all through Judson Center Family Health in Warren and is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of over 12,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277.  Learn more at