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Michael Connolly of Tiffany & Co. Elected Chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals

Association for Financial Professionals Announces New Board of Directors


BETHESDA, MD –November 15, 2010–  Michael Connolly, Vice President-Treasurer of Tiffany & Co. in Parsippany, NJ, has assumed the chairmanship of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Board of Directors. He was elected by the AFP membership at the AFP Annual Conference, which was held in San Antonio, Nov. 7-10, 2010. He will serve a two-year term.

Connolly has been a member of the AFP Board of Directors since 2006 and previously served as Vice Chairman, Treasurer. During his service on the Board, he has been a member of AFP’s Audit Committee, Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. He served on the AFP Global Corporate Treasurers Forum Task Force for the 2005 and 2006 conferences, and was Chair of the 2005 conference. Additionally, he was a member of the 2009 AFP Retail Treasury Forum task force, which Tiffany & Co. hosted.

Connolly also is a member of the AFP Government Relations Committee and represented the Association at the Joint Hearing of the SEC and CFTC on Harmonization of Regulation in September 2009. He is also on the Editorial Board of gtnews and is a member of the Corporate Treasurers Council. Mike has been a speaker at forums as well as at AFP’s Annual Conference. He has been a member of AFP since 1999.

"I am extremely proud to be serving as AFP's Chairman of the Board as we continue to serve members' needs and expand AFP's offerings both in the U.S. and around the world," said Connolly.  "We have a great organization and we're committed to being the global resource and advocate for financial professionals, bringing members world-class training, certification programs, and networking events.  In my role as Chairman, I will be dedicated to supporting AFP's continued efforts to expand the breadth and depth of the value proposition which AFP currently provides to finance professionals throughout the world."

Joining Connolly as Vice Chairmen on the AFP Board are Susan Glass, CTP, and Anita Patterson, CTP.  Glass is Finance Manager at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, MO. She has been a member of the AFP Board since 2006 and currently serves as Vice Chairman, Secretary. Patterson is Director, Treasury Services for Cox Enterprises, Inc. in Atlanta. She has been a member of the AFP Board of Directors since 2008 and currently serves as a member on the Audit Committee.

Ira M. Birns, CTP, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of World Fuel Services Corporation, will continue to serve on the AFP Board as Past Chairman. He has been a member of the AFP Board since 2002.

In addition to the new officers, AFP members elected the following directors to serve two-year terms:

Ann Anthony, CTP*, Director of Treasury and Investor Relations at South Jersey Industries, Inc. in Folson, NJ.

Jeff Cappelletti, CTP, Corporate Treasurer and Risk Manager, Wackenhut Corp., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Patricia Hui, CTP*, Sr. Corporate Treasury Manager at Mentor Graphics Corp., headquartered in Wilsonville, OR

Jeff Johnson, CTP, CPA*, Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations at Deluxe Corp. in Shoreview, MN

Craig Ehrnst, CTP, Treasurer, NCCI Holdings, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

Roberta (Bobbie) Eiseman, CTP, Director of Treasury, SunGard Data Systems Inc., Wayne, PA

James Gilligan, CTP, Manager, Corporate Treasury, Great Plains Energy, Inc., and President, KLT Investments, Inc., Kansas City, MO

Maureen O'Boyle, CCM, Assistant Treasurer, Shaklee Corporation, Pleasanton, CA

Anita Patterson, CTP, Director of Treasury Operations and Patriot Act Compliance, Manheim, Atlanta, GA.

Dennis Reedy, CTP, Managing Director, Treasury Operations, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

D. Anthony Scaglione, CTP*, Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at ABM Industries, Inc. in New York, NY

Adrienne Urban, CTP*, Vice President and Treasurer at The Children’s Place in Secaucus, NJ

See full biographies. 

* Asterisk indicates new members of the AFP Board of Directors.


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