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Mar 7, 2017

WFYI CFO Connie Campbell joins Julie Petr for February's Monthly Mentoring Chat

 

Guest Bio

Connie Fraley Campbell serves as Chief Financial Officer for WFYI Public Media.  In this role, Connie provides leadership and direction of all strategic financial operations.  This includes budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance.

Connie joined WFYI in 2016 with more than 30 years of experience in management, finance and accounting functions as well as more than a decade of legal and operational experience within non-profit and for-profit institutions.  She has served as a practicing attorney and a practicing CPA.

Her career experience has included success at Bosma Enterprises, and most recently at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.

Connie received her JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and her BS in Accounting with High Distinction also from the University of Kentucky. She and her husband live in Indianapolis.

 

Combating the Glass Ceiling

  • The evolution Connie has experienced of women in the workplace
  • Feeling disempowered
  • Waiting to discuss an issue with her boss until she could do it without emotional attachment
  • Creating meaningful conversations instead of pointing out problems

 

Advice to a First Time Leader

 

  • Recognize that you are dealing with multiple levels of stakeholders
  • Meeting multiple needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Learn to lead for others will different skillsets than your own
  • Listen Listen Listen

 

Characteristics of Successful Team Members

 

  • Ability to work hard
  • Maintain a work-life balance
  • Willingness to turn mistakes into learnings
  • Understanding that mistakes are part of the process

 

How Connie Creates Work-Life Balance

 

  • Mindfulness to create the balance
  • Regularly gets back to nature
  • Reconnects with her community
  • Uses a Fitbit to remind her to get 10,000 steps a day

 

 

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