Washington - July 26, 2012 -
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) announced today
that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. will be the exclusive
sponsor for AFP's Executive Institute, which will take place at the
2012 AFP Annual Conference, October 15-16 in Miami.
This prestigious program provides an
environment where the most senior level of corporate finance
executives can candidly discuss the challenges they face on the job
and explore solutions for addressing those challenges.
"CFOs and treasurers have come to
rely on this private forum for discussing future challenges and
validating business decisions. While remaining risk averse, these
executives are now focused on global opportunities ahead. This
year's program will challenge their skills as leaders and
innovators," said Jim Kaitz, AFP's president and chief executive.
"We are especially honored to have PNC as the exclusive sponsor for the fourth year in a row."
The Executive Institute is
complimentary to executives attending the 2012 AFP Annual
Conference and is limited to chief financial officers, treasurers,
vice presidents of finance, assistant treasurers and
"To achieve in the challenging and
ever-changing business environment today, it has never been more
important for senior financial leaders to stay informed about how
their organizations may be impacted. PNC's support of the
AFP's Executive Institute underscores our commitment to education,
innovation and thought leadership, all traits that are embodied by
this vital resource and aligned strategically with industry top
leaders," said James G. Graham ,executive vice president and
head of treasury management at PNC.
The two half-days of educational
sessions, luncheon speakers and panel discussions will focus on
leadership and risk management.
Some highlights of this year's
· General James
Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, discusses
· Daron Acemoglu,
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT, discusses
what determines a nation's success, and implications for
· Robert Sicina,
Executive in Residence, Kogod School of Business, American
University, discusses how to achieve success by learning from
· Michael Lyons,
Executive Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group, and Martin
Pergler, Risk Expert, McKinsey & Co., discuss the culture of
risk and the mindsets and behaviors throughout an organization
related to managing risks.
View the Executive Institute program
on www.afpconference.org/EI or
contact Craig Martin, AFP's director of executive programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or