Board of Directors
Michael High, FPAC
Michael High, CMA, FPAC, is currently VP Finance at Parkland Fuel Corp. Previously he served as the Business Unit CFO for Royal Dutch Shell’s Deep Water Gulf of Mexico based in New Orleans, LA. Prior to Shell, Michael served as a U.S. Army Officer. He has served on the FinNext Conference Planning Task Force and served as a panelist at FinNext. He spoke at AFP 2019 and has been a contributor to the AFP FP&A Guide, was interviewed for the AFP Conversations podcast series, and supported the FP&A Job Task Analysis workshop. Michael has been on the Board of Directors since 2018 and recently service as Vice Chair, Secretary. He has been a member of AFP since 2016.
Gina Collis, CTP
Gina Collis is Corporate Treasurer at Clark Construction Group, a $5 billion in revenue building and civil construction firm. She was previously Associate Treasurer – Asset Management in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia overseeing the management of over $8 billion in liquidity, retirement and savings plans and responsible for accounting and financial forecasting. Prior to joining the District, Gina was Chief of Staff and Executive Advisor to the President/COO at Vulcan, Inc. a privately held multi-billion-dollar diversified company. Prior to Vulcan, she was Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for Discovery Communications, Inc., a global media company. Gina has served on the AFP Board for the last two years and has served on multiple AFP committees over several years. She has also been a speaker at AFP Annual Conferences and has been a member of the AFP since 1990.
Geetanjali Tandon is the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Ceridian. Prior to joining Ceridian, Ms. Tandon was VP FP&A at Centralsquare in Orlando, Florida. Prior to Centralsquare Ms. Tandon was served various roles in FP&A at Bayer Crop Sciences (previously Monsanto) for 7 years including Digital Transformation Finance Director, CFO of IT function, US row crops finance lead etc. Prior to joining Bayer Crop Sciences Geetanjali worked with Capital One Financial Services for seven years based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Ms. Tandon has served on the AFP Board for the last two years and as a member and chair of the AFP FP&A advisory task force. She has contributed articles in the Exchange magazine, participated in podcasts and webinars for AFP as well as presented at FinNext conferences.
Jeff Altman is Jeff Altman is Director, CRO Chief of Staff at Verizon Consumer Group. Prior to that role, Jeff headed up the Finance Leadership Development organization at Verizon and previously he led the Media and Telematics (M&T) consolidations FP&A team. During his tenure at Verizon he has held various positions to support Corporate Finance, Consumer Finance and Sales Support. Jeff has spoken at AFP’s annual conference as well as FinNext conferences. He was on the Annual Conference Task Force and served as 2020 Chair of the FP&A Advisory Council for AFP. He serves on the Audit Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 2012.
Tracy Butler, CTP
Tracy Butler is Chief Financial Officer for ePac, a global tech manufacturing company. She is responsible for driving ePac’s overall financial strategy with a focus on growth. Butler has more than 20 years of experience as finance executive in various industries. Prior to joining ePac, she was CFO at Sound Transit in Seattle, one of the country’s largest multi-modal, high-capacity transit agencies. Before joining Sound Transit, she was the Treasurer at Salem Regional Health Systems and prior she was Management Consultant with Optima Management in Geneva/Zurich, Switzerland. Tracy has served as a member of the 2019 FinNext conference task force, the 2020 AFP annual conference task force, the FPA advisory board and participated in multiple AFP interviews and marketing material development efforts. She currently serves on the Policy and Ethics Committee of the Board and previous served on the Finance and Strategic Committees, and has been a member of AFP since 2013.
Joel Campbell is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of TreviPay, a Corsair Capital portfolio company based in Overland Park, Kansas. TreviPay is the global B2B payments and invoicing network serving B2B sellers and buyers in 41 countries processing over $7.3B in transactions annually via 52 separate networks. Prior to joining TreviPay, Joel was VP, Treasurer & Chief Risk Officer at H&R Block and held VP & Assistant Treasurer roles at Western Union, Ameriprise Financial and Travelers. He was recently named a 2022 CFO of the Year honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal and will be speaking in two sessions at the Annual Conference in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Annual Conference Planning Task Force, currently serving as Co-Chair, and has been a member of AFP since 2002. He serves on the Finance Committee.
Eric Ellis is Chief Financial Officer at the National Restaurant Association. Prior to joining the National Restaurant Association, he has held several progressive financial roles with Allstate, Coca-Cola, & Porsche Cars of North America. He has been a speaker at AFP FinNext Conference on digital transformation. Eric has served as a member of the FinNext task force, the FP&A Advisory Council and attends local AFP roundtables. He serves on the Policy Committee and has been a member of AFP since 2018.
Susan Glass, CTP
Susan Glass is Treasury Accounting Manager with Johnson County Government. She previously was Treasury Operations Manager with Euronet Worldwide and prior Assistant Treasurer at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She has served on the Annual Conference Planning Task Force, Payment Conference Task Force, Retail Conference Task Force and was a Standard Request for Proposals Developer. Susan previously served as a member and chair of the AFP Board of Directors. She serves on the Audit Committee. She has been a member since 1996.
Terri Mimms, CTP, FPAC
Terri Mimms is the Director for the Office of Treasury Operations at Purdue University, where she has held various financial positions over the past 20 years. Prior to Purdue she spent many years in the banking industry. Terri is the immediate past chair of the AFP Certification Committee and past chair of the AFP Body of Knowledge Committee. She has reviewed and contributed to the last six editions of the text The Essentials of Treasury Management. She has also served on numerous committees for exam development for the CTP. She serves on the Policy Committee. Terri has been a member of AFP since 2001.
Sassan Parandeh, CTP
Sassan Parandeh is Global Treasurer of ChildFund International. Prior to ChildFund he was Vice President, Treasury at Platinum Equity Holdings and previously Director, International Treasury at Dole Food Company. He has 32 years of pure corporate treasury experience. Sassan has been a member of the AFP Treasury Advisory Group since 2012, participated as a member of the Annual Conference Task Force in 2012 and 2013, served on the Pinnacle Award Selection Committee and has published eight articles in the AFP Exchange as well multiple articles in peer reviewed journals of Corporate Treasury Management and the Journal of Business Continuity. He and his team won the 2014 grand prize of the Pinnacle Award. He serves on the Policy Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 1999.
Tamara Saront-Eisner, CTP
Tamara Saront-Eisner is Treasurer and Vice President of M&A, Americas at Air Liquide where she is responsible to lead treasury and merger and acquisitions functions in all the Americas. Prior to joining Air Liquide in 2015 she was at Repsol where she held strategic and operational finance positions in international and domestic assignments. She was President of the Houston Chapter of the non-profit organization Women's Energy Network where she currently serves in their Advisory Council. She was named, by Houston Woman Magazine, as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016, Tamara has served on the Annual Conference Task Force in 2011 and 2012 and was a speaker in 2017. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018, served on the Finance Committee and currently chairs the Audit Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2007.
Fred Schacknies, CTP
Fred Schacknies is the Vice President and Treasurer at TechnipFMC in Houston, TX. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Hilton Worldwide, Inc. Prior to joining Hilton, he held various treasury roles with Constellation Energy and Lucent Technologies. Fred has been an active member of AFP having served as a Pinnacle Award Judge and co-chair of the Annual Conference Task Force. He has been a contributor on several AFP webinars and panels. His team at Hilton received the 2015 Pinnacle Award Grand Prize. He served as a member of the Policy Committee and currently serves as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 2009.
Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FPAC
Gaileon Thompson is Senior Vice President, Head of Finance for Consumer & Small Business Operations at Wells Fargo and is based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she was Vice President of Finance at Conifer Health Solutions for two years and has also spent over 15 years in various roles in financial services, including Senior Vice President, FP&A for CitiBank’s US Retail Bank Operations, and First Vice President, Finance for SunTrust’s Wholesale Deposits and Treasury Services. Gaileon is the Past Chair of AFP’s FP&A Advisory Council and has contributed to multiple white papers and articles related to FP&A. She also served on the inaugural Conference Planning Task Force for FinNext and has presented at multiple conferences. She was a founding board member and treasurer of the North Florida AFP and is currently a member of the Dallas AFP. Gaileon has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018, has served on the Policy Committee, chaired both the Strategic Planning and Finance Committees. She currently serves on the Audit Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2010.
Meredith Vance, CTP
Meredith Vance is Senior Vice President and Treasurer at NTT DATA Services in Plano, Texas. Prior to joining NTT DATA, she was Assistant Treasurer at PayPal, Inc. and eBay Inc. Meredith has deep expertise across the global treasury organization in both a corporate and advisory capacity. She previously held senior treasury roles at Royal Caribbean Group and Electronic Data Systems as well as global treasury advisory positions at Ernst and Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. Meredith has served on the AFP Treasury Advisory Group and has been a speaker at several AFP Annual Conferences. In 2021, she was awarded the highly commended global Top Treasury Team recognition from Treasury Today. Meredith has been on the Board of Directors since 2018, most recently served as chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Ethics Special Committee and currently serves on the Finance Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 1998.
May Vang, CTP
May Vang is Vice President of Treasury and Chief Investment Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. She leads enterprise strategies for treasury and investments to support the company in providing affordable and equitable care for all. May was formerly the Corporate Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations for American Family Insurance. She has held numerous progressive leadership roles in treasury and finance at Lawson Software, G&K Services, and Ecolab. May has extensive experience optimizing treasury, investments, and finance organizations to create value and drive innovative solutions in various industries, including public and private organizations. She is passionate about increasing awareness and support for BIPOC professionals in the finance industry. May has been a CTP instructor for numerous years and served as president of the Minnesota AFP in 2015 and 2017. In addition, May has participated in AFP’s DEI video for AFP finance students. She serves as a member of the Finance Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2003.
Robert Whitaker, CTP
Bob Whitaker is Senior Vice President Corporate Finance for DHL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining DHL in 2004, Bob held a number of financial positions of increasing responsibility with AT&T, including CFO for AT&T Capital - Latin America. Bob has been a member of the AFP Board of Directors since 2014 serving as chair of the Policy Committee, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and member of both the Finance Committee and Ethics Committee. Bob has been a member of the AFP Government Relations Committee, serving as the chair of the Financial Accounting/Investor Relations subcommittee. He also participated on the AFP Annual Conference Planning Committee and has presented at the AFP Annual Conference. Bob has been a member of the AFP since 2005.
Special Counsel to AFP Board of Directors
Terry Crawford, CTP
Terry Crawford is former senior vice president and treasurer for AMC Entertainment Holdings in Leawood, Kansas. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014, serving on the Audit and Finance Committees. He also served on the AFP Annual Conference Planning Task Force and the Treasury Advisory Group, serving as the chair in 2012-2013. In addition, Terry is a member of the Wells Fargo Retail Advisory Board. At the local level Terry is a past president of the Kansas City AFP. Terry has been a contributor at the AFP Annual Conference and Retail Industry Roundtable, speaking on various subjects, since 2003. He has also contributed to several articles and publications since becoming a Practitioner Member in 1998.