Our four Advisory Councils represent the areas of accounting, finance, risk management/internal audit and strategic issues and serve as a sounding board for staff in the creation of much of our relevant educational content.

Meet the Councils


Accounting Council

Monitors accounting, tax, operational and management accounting and regulatory reporting needs of membership and industry.
Accounting Council Chair
Dustin A. Cuttriss, CPA
Chief Financial Officer | Beacon Credit Union | Wabash, IN

Finance Council

Monitors asset/liability management, funding, and investment needs of the membership and industry.
Finance Council Chair
Mike Guglielmo
Managing Director |  Darling Consulting Group |  Newburyport, MA


Risk Management/Internal Audit Council

Monitors the risk management, internal auditing and compliance needs of the membership and industry.
Risk Management/IA Council Chair
Scott Baranowski, CIA
Director of Internal Audit Services  |  Wolf & Company, P.C. |  Boston, MA



Strategic Issues Council

Monitors the strategic planning, capital management, corporate governance, merger and acquisition and broad based operational and technological needs of the membership and industry.
Strategic Issues Council Chair
Laurie Grabow
Executive Vice President, CFO |  Old Point National Bank |  Hampton, VA




Volunteer on a Council

Volunteer positions with one of our four Advisory Councils are open to any FMS national member with the desire to contribute to the development of FMS’ products and services. Advisory Councils meet face-to-face each June at The FMS Forum and receive a discounted registration rate to the conference. Each council is comprised of approximately 10 individuals who serve a two-year renewable term.      

How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering for an Advisory Council, please complete the council application. We will notify you of the status of your application shortly after its completion. If you have questions or concerns, please contact FMS President and CEO, Danielle Holland.