The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company ~ Session 4
CFO Masterclass Keynote Series co-hosted by CFO Leadership Council & MIT Sloan Executive Education

Know this – Your new normal is NOW and IS the new Un-Normal!  The challenges faced and changes needed are many.  What to expect? How to get in-front of them to thrive? The new un-normal requires fresh thinking now!  Hear what leading CFOs are doing to thrive in today’s new un-normal.

Join the CFO Leadership Council for Session 4 of our CFO Masterclass Keynote series The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company  where Sally Mason Boemer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Massachusetts General Hospital, Christina Komola, Former CFO of Staples & Covetrus & Steve Priest, Executive Vice President & CFO at JetBlue will share they’ve faced challenges head on and they’re plans to thrive in this “un normal”.  This session will be facilitated by Rob Dietel, Director of Executive Programs at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company
Friday June 12th @ 12:00pm-1:30pmET

Guest Speakers

  • Sally Mason Boemer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Christina Komola, Former CFO, Staples & Covetrus
  • Steve Priest, Executive Vice President & CFO, JetBlue
  • Rob Dietel, Director of Executive Programs at MIT Sloan Executive Education

Up for discussion:

  • Ready their teams to embrace and adopt to the change
  • Meeting customer and employee needs through business and operating model innovation
  • Taking advantage of their technology investments
  • Balancing financial constraints while addressing today’s needed changes
  • Turning today’s required change into strategic advantage and opportunity

“CFOLC members have a front row seat each Friday, learning first-hand from these global trend setters.  Where else can you get this kind of immediate impact?  It’s a “kid in the candy store” kind of experience – CFO style!”
Kristin Todd, Vice President of Marketing, CFO Leadership Council 

This 5-day series is complimentary for current CFOLC Premium & Virtual Members as well as CXO NOWTM members. Topics include Effective Leadership Under Urgency, People Processes and the New Work Style, The Changing Customer Journey, Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company, Innovation Redesign and Evolution of IT.  Reserve your front row seat today!

Did you miss a session?  Recordings are available to current CFOLC members in our online resource library.

What CFOs Are Saying…

“I can’t remember the last time I felt I received as much value from an organization as I have from CFOLC. I’ve been impressed with the quality and relevance of CFOLC programming and look forward to this series.”
Kim Marren, Strategic Financial Leader & Interim CFO, Marren Consulting
CFOLC Member, Chicago Chapter

“The help from this group is invaluable and I am grateful to be surrounded by so many experienced and talented professionals… I can’t think of another place to find all this high quality advice in 8 hours. I’m beyond proud to be part of this group.
Marcos Torres, Vice President of Finance, Huntress Labs
CFOLC Member, DC Chapter

About Our Speakers

Sally Mason Boemer, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Massachusetts General Hospital

Sally Mason Boemer currently oversees the Real Estate/Facilities, Finance and support services of the hospital.  She ensures effective operations for a broad range of hospital departments and functions ranging from food service and security to information systems and compliance.  She is a member of the financial leadership team of Partners HealthCare System, the parent corporation of the hospital, where she plays a role in establishing fiscal policies and the strategic framework for capital, operating, and investment decisions.

Sally has worked for both the MGH and Partners for twenty-six years in a various finance and hospital management roles.  From 2009 to 2016 Sally was the Chief Financial Officer at MGH as well as the North Shore Medical Center adding a disproportionate share, community hospital to her financial portfolio.  Her management and operational responsibilities evolved by taking on leadership opportunities with clinical service lines such as the MGH Cancer Center and institutional initiatives such as the implementation of the Epic electronic medical record and billing system.

More about Sally here

Christine Komola, Former CFO of Staples and Covetrus

Christine Komola is a senior executive officer with extensive experience leading diverse multibillion-dollar organizations through growth, integration, and restructuring. She is a go-to leader who applies creative problem solving to enhance bottom line performance, operational excellence, and shareholder value and has a history of managing the financial rigor around M&A activity and private-to-public/public-to-private company transitions as well as all aspects of capital structure, long-term fund investment strategy, and cost control.

Christine most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Covetrus where she led strategic reorganization activities that ultimately formed the $4B public company. This included collaboration with Henry Schein to spin off its Animal Health business, execution of the RMT transaction, and guiding financing agreement of a five-year term loan A and five-year revolving credit facilitate to pay for the transaction. Christine also built an executive global finance team, drove integration plans that achieved EBITDA synergies, launched an enterprise-wide savings plan, and shaped a newly formed board of the public company.

More about Christine here

Steve Priest, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, JetBlue

An experienced airline finance and operations leader, Steve Priest is JetBlue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for corporate finance, aircraft transactions, cash management, and execution of JetBlue’s financial strategy. He is also responsible for the company’s real estate and strategic sourcing units.

Priest joined JetBlue in 2015 as Vice President, Structural Programs, responsible for large-scale strategic and structural initiatives, identifying new opportunities for improvements and efficiency, overseeing fleet programs, continuous improvement, and strategic sourcing. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO in February 2017.

More about Steve here

Rob Dietel, Director, Executive Programs, MIT Sloan Executive Education

Rob Dietel joined MIT Sloan Executive Education after spending four years as vice consul at the British Consulate General (Boston) UK Trade and Investment.  Rob also served on the British Embassy’s US network board of management in 2012-2013.  His specialty areas included financial Services, energy, and the US/UK legal industry.  Prior to his work for the British Government, Rob worked in a variety of roles at Invesco Funds Group, Fidelity Investments, BISYS, Charles Schwab, and New York Life Investment Management.

Rob’s role at MIT Sloan Executive Education focuses on designing and implementing custom executive education progams that enable transformational change.

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About Our CFO Masterclass Keynote Series

Survive Then Thrive! A first-ever CFO Masterclass Keynote Series CFOLC is co-hosting with MIT Sloan Executive Education! It will be an amazing developmental experience featuring discussions between MIT Faculty and some of the world’s best CFOs. Speakers include CFOs from Covertus, Fanatics, Mass General, Microsoft, Splunk, Staples and more!  Join us for five consecutive Fridays from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST for an online webinar series where these keynote-level CFOs and dignitaries keynote speakers will provide insight into how to navigate these turbulent times.

This series is complimentary for current CFOLC Premium, Virtual Members & CXO NOWTM Members.  Tickets also available for non-members. Reserve your spot here.

About The CFO Academy

CFOLC’s first-ever CFO Academy, a series of ask the expert virtual roundtables on a variety of hot topics to help CFOs come out of COVID-19 ahead.  The CFO Academy is designed to be an immersive educational experience in which our CFOLC community can learn from thought leaders in an intimate, informal virtual environment.  Each of these 50 minute vignettes held through June 2020 are highly interactive and led by industry thought leaders.  Seating for each virtual roundtable is limited by design. Attendees can choose multiple sessions from a list of defined topics created by CFOLC together with subject matter experts to address what CFOs need to know now.  Reserve your seat at each table!

About The CFO Leadership Council

The CFO Leadership Council offers both live & online programs that feature expert panels and interactive sessions that drive meaningful conversation and leadership development among our membership. Our collection of leadership development resources similar to this article contain pragmatic insights and advice sourced directly from our members and industry experts.  Recordings of CFOLC webcasts are made available to our current CFOLC Premium & Virtual members. To learn about membership options, visit

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