Illinois Chapter Leadership

Nicole S. Caley, MBA
Chapter President

Nicole has more than 15 years of diverse and extensive experience within the operational accounting realm and leads a 38-person team that ensures the accuracy of $4 billion in payments annually.

Lucinda Zink, CPA, CGMA, PMP, CSSBB, MSA
Vice President

Lucinda has extensive experience with General Ledger and Operational Accounting in the Shared Services environment, as well as many years of project management experience and is currently responsible for authoring and implementing global accounting policies, and creating internal controls to support the monthly close process.

Julie Gonzales

Julie Gonzales earned her BA in Accounting with a concentration in Business Analytics from Benedictine University. She also earned her MBA from BenU. She is an associate board member for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and is also running the 2017 Chicago Marathon on Team Kidney. Julie is currently an accountant at Ace Hardware Corporation.

Galdina Guzman-Sigala
Chapter Membership Chair

Galdina, currently Senior Manager, Procurement & Accounts Payable at Heidrick & Struggles Inc., is a dedicated and versatile financial/operations manager with 10+ years of demonstrated success in business process reengineering, project management and systems integration, and is passionate about process improvement and automation.

Judie Buchalski
Visitor Host
Mary Wallace
Visitor Host

The Illinois Chapter has over 40 members who network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations. They network together to build a stronger Financial Operations community in the Illinois area.

Outside of our annual conferences, Chapters will provide our financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

Next Meeting:

February 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ace Hardware Corporation
2200 Kensington Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Note: When you arrive at the front desk, you’ll need to show a photo ID and tell security you’re here for the IOFM meeting with Nicole Caley.


Increase Your Influence
Speaker: Lee Ann Piano

Increase Your Influence!
If your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer.

If your desire is to be successful or to make a positive impact on your world, you need to become a person of influence. Without influence, there is no success.

In sales, you must be able to influence your customers. In leadership, you must be able to influence your staff. As a coach, you must be able to influence your team.

No matter what your goals are in life or what you want to accomplish, you can achieve them faster, you can be more effective and the contribution you make can be longer lasting if you learn how to become a person of influence.


  • How to create your “hit” list of influencers & what to look for in order to expand your capacity to influence
  • Why increasing your integrity is the basis for great influence & how you can do it through the 4M plan: Multiply, Mentor, Motivate, Modeling
  • The art of asking great questions & how it can accelerate your professional & personal growth

Walk away with the tools, tips & insights you need to increase your confidence, influence, impact and cultivate greater cooperation in your organization and in life!


Lee Ann is the owner of Fine Tuning for Success. She is a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer, and leadership coach bringing over 25 years of corporate training and management to her dynamic programs.

Come Join Us!

What comes with being an IOFM Chapter Member?

Building a stronger community.

IOFM Chapters were developed to help build a stronger community within the Financial Operations world. When we build stronger communities, we build bigger ideas, stronger relationships, and better processes.

Better processes.

In our Chapter meetings we work directly with leadership to ensure you’re learning something when you attend the quarterly meetings. Whether that’s a new idea on automation, compliance laws, collection regulations, when we meet in person we begin to understand everyone’s processes – which allows us the understanding of how something works, more importantly how you can make something work better.

Continuing your education.

Because we’re working closely with Chapter leaders to ensure you’re learning chapter meetings qualify for CEUs for IOFM’s certification programs.

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