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Are You a Young Treasury & Finance Pro? We Have the Community for You.

  • By Andrew Deichler
  • Published: 10/17/2016

Treasury and finance professionals age 40 and under have a new outlet to connect with their peers.

The AFP Emerging Leaders initiative allows corporate practitioners in the early stages of their careers to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. This new AFP community provides a platform for young treasury and finance professionals to share ideas, stay informed on important issues and perfect their skills.

“Via the Emerging Leaders program, AFP is looking to provide our younger corporate practitioner members with the resources and community they need to help them succeed,” said Mariam Lamech, director of survey research and head of the Emerging Leaders internal working group at AFP.

The AFP Emerging Leaders initiative is holding its first event next week at the 2016 AFP Annual Conference. The AFP Emerging Leaders Exchange will be held at the Learning Lounge B in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, October 24, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  

AFP has recently assembled a task force to help generate programming ideas for the initiative and grow membership. Renee Garin, CTP, FP&A, finance specialist for Talen Energy, has been appointed as chair of the task force.

"I feel the Emerging Leaders network will provide young treasury and finance professionals with the opportunity to be a part of a community in which they can form important connections with other professionals in the early stages of their careers and discuss issues and topics most relevant to them," Garin said. "Additionally, the Emerging Leaders network will work to provide access to resources of specific interest and value to these professionals to help them be successful in their endeavors."

AFP’s Emerging Leaders initiative enables tomorrow’s finance leaders to attain the tools they need for success—today. Practitioners interested in joining should provide AFP with their contact information.

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