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Executive Presence and the Power to Get Things Done by The Atlanta CFOLC
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Executive Presence and the Power to Get Things Done by The Atlanta CFOLC

Executive Presence and the Power to Get Things Done Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

When: May 14, 2020
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Webinar:
United States
Contact: Jennifer Langley

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Program Description: 

As a Senior Financial Executive do you have the ability to command a meeting?  Do you have the “secret sauce” that makes you stand out for the rest?  Do you have the ability to engage, align, inspire and move people to act?

At the beginning of your career, the hard skills got you hired and promoted.  As you progress in your career, the hard skills are not what will continue to get you promoted, whether you are a new leader or a seasoned executive, it is essential to have a refined set of soft skills to influence people.  The ability to master the powerful influencing and persuasion skills which can deliver a new level of leadership, presenting and high-impact communications can improve your career.

Join us for an interactive session where our expert speakers will dive into real-world issues for our attendees to consider.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build meaningful relationships upfront before you need them
  • Cultivate your soft skills it begins with you but must also include your team 
  • You have the check book but be open flexible adaptive  
  • Understand the issues you face (the situation you are immersed in)
  • Build the personal strategic platform that supports your success





Becky Blalock, Author/Speaker, Public Company Board Member

Becky Blalock is a trailblazer to the C-suite, a thought leader in multiple industries, author and a sought after speaker. Her consulting firm, Advisory Capital, delivers strategic insight and expertise to companies involved in the energy, information technology and medical industries.

During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 200 utility company, Becky rose to become CIO in a traditionally male-dominated industry. In her best selling book, DARE Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career for WOMEN IN CHARGE (Wiley), Becky couples her own hard-won advice with guidance and mentoring lessons from (a diverse set of) twenty- eight top executives from across the country.

Becky’s unique perspective and insights on business, confidence, career, diversity, technology and relationships make her a sought-after speaker at industry associations, corporate meetings and forums. She is often asked to speaker at business schools and industry think-tanks.

Leveraging her real-world corporate experience, Becky imparts proven advice, practical ideas and tips for achieving greater success in the workplace. Based on your organizational goals, Becky’s speaking engagements can be structured as a keynote, a conversational fireside chat /

Q&A or an interactive workshop spanning several hours to multiple days.
Attendees will take away concrete advice and proven concepts on how to gain confidence, step outside their comfort zone,

find mentors, bounce back from failure, build a network of allies, manage others – and ultimately dare to reach the highest tier of leadership and C-suite positions. Senior leaders will come away with ideas on how to manage, attract, groom and retain talent— and how to spread the conversation internally and externally.


Carl Robinson, PhD., Managing Principal, Advanced Leadership Consulting

Carl Robinson, Ph.D., is a business psychologist and executive coach in Seattle who focuses on the development of high performance leaders. Dr. Robinson has over 25 years experience using research based, proven in the trenches, motivational and performance enhancement methodologies to help individuals and organizations improve their effectiveness.

His clients come from a variety of industries and organizations primarily centered on companies who offer intellectually based products and services in highly competitive, volatile markets with people who are intelligent, creative and usually impatient. 

Dr. Robinson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he studied both Eastern and Western Psychology and Religion. Counseling psychology is the branch of psychology that is concerned with the enhancement of human performance and the quality of life.

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Kali Wilson Beyah, Head of Global Talent Management, Delta Air Lines

Kali Wilson Beyah is Managing Director-Global Talent Management at Delta Air Lines, Inc., where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to support and grow Delta’s people, capabilities and culture.  Kali has been with the Company since 2010, and previously served as Assistant General Counsel, handling government affairs, litigation and regulatory matters. 

Prior to joining Delta, she was a litigation partner with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, focusing on class action defense and complex commercial litigation.  Kali began her career at Powell Goldstein.  She has been named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, an Outstanding Atlantan and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 under 40. 

Kali is passionate about causes relating to women, children, equity and economic opportunity and development.  In the community, she serves on the boards of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation and the International Women’s Forum. Kali has previously served on numerous other boards, including the Airport West Community Improvement District, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation, New American Pathways (formerly RRISA), the United Way African-American Partnership and the Georgia Association of Corporate Counsel.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Atlanta Chapter of Jack & Jill. 

Kali is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and Vanderbilt University School of Law.  She and her husband live in Southwest Atlanta with their two children.



Amy C. Shelly, SVP and CFO, OCC

Amy C. Shelly is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets.

Shelly joined OCC in December 2016. As CFO, she oversees all Corporate Finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, capital management, liquidity planning, accounting operations, and strategic sourcing in addition to OCC’s facilities management and vendor management programs.

Shelly brings over 20 years of financial services management experience to OCC, including six years as the CFO for Optiver U.S. LLC, a global market maker on major U.S. derivatives exchanges, where she managed the financial risks of the business, including financial regulatory compliance, investments, communicating financial performance and forecasts, tax compliance, and various treasury functions.  Before Optiver, Shelly was the Controller at Chase Investment Services Corp, the retail broker-dealer for JPMorgan.  She began her career at Hull Trading as a staff accountant.

Shelly received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from St. Mary’s College. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Shelly previously held Series Licenses 27, 24 and 7. She also has received various recognitions including Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Women in Finance, Markets Media’s Market Choice Awards for Women in Finance, Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter as a finalist for CFO of the Year, and Cambridge’s Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting and Finance.


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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, at


Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Internet-Based
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1.8 Credits in Personal Development

 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:


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