AFP Subject Matter Experts

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James A. Kaitz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Kaitz is President and CEO of AFP, an association that represents over 16,000 treasury and financial professionals globally. The organization established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional® and Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional® credentials, setting standards of excellence in finance. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for finance professionals. He was formerly EVP and COO of Financial Executives Institute, a professional association of over 14,000 senior financial executives representing 8,000 companies in the United States.


Patrick R. Culkin

Executive Vice President


Patrick Culkin leads AFP’s global strategy, and partner development for international markets. With over 20 years of experience at AFP, he oversees the membership, training, data analytics, technology, sales, business development, marketing, events and HR functions. He also serves as the lead for AFP in the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he oversaw the launch of the AFP Asia-Pacific office and launched AFP’s corporate sales department.



Jeff A. Glenzer, CTP

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Glenzer, CTP, oversees the conceptualization and execution of strategic initiatives by leveraging over 30 years of experience in the finance profession, 25 of which have been at AFP. He is responsible for AFP’s product development, educational programming, certification, research, project management, finance and customer service departments. He also manages the Association's subject matter experts in the areas of treasury, payments, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A). In addition, he oversees AFP’s legal and contracting activities.

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Francine Hope-Pressley

Chief Financial Officer


Francine Hope-Pressley provides oversight and leadership for AFP’s financial matters including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements, and reporting to AFP’s board and the public. She also helps to align AFP’s strategic and financial goals. Francine oversees the AFP’s tax and regulatory compliance. She has 20 years of finance, accounting, not-for-profit and for-profit industry experience, including public accounting. Francine has previously served on the boards of community organizations providing health and educational services to children.




Tom Hunt, CTP

Director, Treasury Services and Payments

Tom Hunt is the staff subject matter expert on bank relationship management, cash management, and treasury technology. He is in charge of AFP's Treasury Advisory Group; AFP's member committee dedicated to meeting the needs of the profession and helping keep members current on developing topics.


Mariam Lamech

Director, Survey Research

Mariam Lamech leads AFP’s proprietary research program. She manages the entire project lifecycle, including survey rationale and design; survey administration; analysis and interpretation of survey data; and writing and producing AFP’s survey reports. Lamech leads and executes AFP‘s survey research with a focus on enhancing the value of AFP’s external survey projects to the treasury and finance profession through the development and production of ancillary products.

Lamech has nearly 25 years’ career experience within research functions at Associations.


Bryan Lapidus, FPAC

Director, FP&A Practice 

Bryan Lapidus has more than 20 years of experience in the FP&A and treasury space working at organizations like American Express, Fannie Mae and private equity-owned companies. At AFP he is the staff subject matter expert on FP&A, which includes designing content to meet the needs of the profession and helping keep members current on developing topics. Bryan also manages the FP&A Advisory Council which acts as a voice to align AFP with the needs of the profession.