NY/NJ Chapter Installs Officers for 2015/2016
Members Enjoy Gala Installation Dinner-Dance Held at Seasons
The NY/NJ Chapter of the Financial Managers Society recently installed the new slate of Officers for the 2015-16 fiscal year at the Chapter’s Annual Installation-Dinner Dance. The gala affair was held at Seasons in Washington Township on Friday, June 5, 2015. Members and guests enjoyed an elegant cocktail hour offering the opportunity to relish an endless array of fabulous appetizers along with sparkling wine and fine conversation. The formal installation ceremony followed a sumptuous full-course dinner. Members danced the night away to the incredible live musical entertainment provided by The Infernos.

A bevy of Past Chapter Presidents, industry executives and Chapter sponsors were on hand to witness the formal installation ceremony and welcome the new Chapter leadership team. Incumbent Chapter President Andriette Mathews welcomed everyone and thanked the Members for the opportunity to serve the Chapter during the past year. Ferdinand Viaud, Executive Vice President, Glen Rock Savings Bank provided the solemn invocation following the traditional Pledge of Allegiance. Past Chapter President Joseph Coccaro addressed the Membership and offered a toast to a successful term for incoming Chapter President Brian McCourt.

Brian McCourt takes the official oath of office as Chapter President administered by National Chapter President Dick Yingst.
National Chapter President Dick Yingst congratulates (l.-r.) Tal Sheer, Steve Feehan and Salvatore Zerilli as Chapter Vice President , Treasurer and Secretary, respectively following their induction as Chapter Officers for the upcoming year.
Brian McCourt presents a gift basket to Andriette Mathews in recognition of her contributon to the Chapter during her tenure as Chapter President.
FMS National Society President Dick Yingst was introduced by Andriette Mathews. He then announced the following slate of Chapter Officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year:
President Brian J. McCourt
Senior Vice President and CFO
Bogota Savings Bank
Vice President Tal Scheer
Crowe Horwath LLP
  Treasurer Stephen Feehan
Columbia Bank
  Secretary Salvatore Zerilli
Managing Director
The Mercadien Group
  Immediate Past President Andriette Mathews
Senior Vice President and CFO
Roselle Savings Bank

Dick proceeded to formally install the Chapter’s Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the upcoming year followed by the introduction and installation of Brian McCourt as Chapter President. The entire slate of Officers received warm applause from all those in attendance.

Brian welcomed Andriette to the podium and thanked her for a successful term as Chapter President. He then presented Andriette with a gift basket. Robert Meier approached the podium and offered sincere congratulations to Andriette for her contributions to the Chapter.

Brian thanked the Membership for the opportunity to serve the Chapter and made his opening remarks as Chapter President. He welcomed his wife Janet to the podium and presented her with an elegant bouquet of flowers as a token of her support.
Following the full course dinner, The Infernos provided Members with an endless array of musical entertainment to celebrate the induction of the Chapter’s new leadership and the continuation of the Chapter’s many years of tradition and success.

Relive highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance by viewing the photo galleries below.

Photo Galleries

Cocktail Hour

Installation of Officers

Dirty Dancing - Part I

Dirty Dancing - Part II

Inferno - Part I

Inferno - Part II

Event Sponsors


Federal Home Loan Bank of NY


Bogota Savings Bank


Columbia Bank
Roselle Savings Bank
P&G Associates
The Mercadien Group LLC


Atlantic Technology Systgems
Glen Rock Savings Bank
Kearny Federal Savings Bank
Vining Sparks IBG
PNC Capital Markets
Crowe Horwath LLP

Media Coverage

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