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AFP Press Release

AFP Taps International Specialist to Serve Treasurers, CFOs

Networking events in financial hub cities to focus on treasury best practices

BETHESDA, MARYLAND - October 21, 2009 - The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is expanding its networking events that serve treasurers and CFOs in strategic financial locations. International treasury consultant Nilly Essaides has been engaged to develop new content for senior-level treasury executives.

Essaides will facilitate selected roundtable meetings for the Corporate Treasurers Council and Society of Canadian Treasurers to cultivate peer-to-peer discussions and deliver ideas that participants can use on the job. She will also lead the development of educational content for AFP's Canadian Treasurers Forum, which will take place in Toronto in June 2010. She will also develop content for senior-level networking events for European treasury executives.

Essaides, now an independent consultant on global business, served previously with the NeuGroup as a managing director, responsible for the content for a community of peer groups. She also was responsible for editing the NeuGroup's flagship newsletter, International Treasurer.

"Our mission is to provide best-in-class products for treasury and finance professionals through our global platform," said Jim Kaitz, AFP's president and chief executive officer. "Nilly's international expertise will be a great addition to AFP"

Essaides said, "AFP's professional development and training programs are recognized worldwide, and I am delighted to contribute my experience and expertise to AFP's international audience as it continues to expand."

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The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves a membership of more than 16,000 treasury and finance professionals. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the U.S., AFP provides members with news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, as well as world-class treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP is the daily resource for treasury and finance professionals.
AFP's global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada, the London-based gtnews, an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community, and bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network.

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