CNBC Launches The Inaugural CNBC Global CFO Council

Chief Financial Officers from key sectors join new premier platform for thought leadership

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 28, 2013 - The broad scope of challenges facing America's top financial executives is unlike any other period in modern business history. To help its audience best understand this very complex business environment, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, has invited an elite group of Chief Financial Officers to become members of the inaugural CNBC Global CFO Council (The Council). Council members will share their frontline insights and unique views on key issues and challenges facing today's CFOs on CNBC and (

"With representation from public and private companies across all the top sectors, we believe that the CNBC Global CFO Council will become the leading destination to hear first-hand perspectives from key financial executives on how they are navigating global volatility," said Nikhil Deogun, SVP and Editor-in-Chief, CNBC. "The Council is incredibly unique in its scope and membership, and truly represents the prestigious business leader audience of CNBC."

The Council launched on Tuesday, February 26th on CNBC's "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET) and going forward, a rotating set of Council members will appear on CNBC to discuss a variety of topics including managing long-term strategic goals, earnings-related news, navigating global volatility and demand during a fragile recovery. In addition to on-air appearances, Council members will participate in exclusive surveys and contribute guest posts to an ongoing special report on ( The special will also feature relevant news and articles, video clips and aggregated survey results.

Inaugural CNBC Global CFO Council members are:

  • AT&T Inc.'s John J. Stephens
  • Chevron Corporation's Patricia E. Yarrington
  • Chobani's James McConeghy
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.'s Frank Calderoni
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car's William W. Snyder
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc.'s Mary A. Winston
  • Ford Motor Company's Bob Shanks
  • HighTower's Larry Koehler
  • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.'s Tom Kennedy
  • Johnson & Johnson's Dominic Caruso
  • LinkedIn's Steve Sordello
  • Procter & Gamble's Jon R. Moeller
  • Royal Bank of Canada's Janice Fukakusa
  • SAP AG's Joel A. Bernstein
  • Starbucks Coffee Company's Troy Alstead
  • State Farm Insurance's Paul Smith
  • TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s Bill Gerber
  • The Home Depot, Inc.'s Carol B. Tom
  • UBS AG's Tom Naratil
  • United Airlines' John D. Rainey
  • UPS' Kurt Kuehn
  • Wells Fargo's Timothy J. Sloan

Ernst & Young LLP is the exclusive sponsor of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

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