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President’s Message

I am proud to serve as your President for the Board of Directors for the upcoming fiscal year 2023-2024. I am truly excited to take on this role alongside our newly elected officers, Peter Thompson (Vice President), Pam Allen (Treasurer) and Kevin Drew (Secretary).

Thank you to our past President, Jay Park, for his dedication, efforts, and energy this past year! A special thank you to Maureen Rubel who is the star of our team.  We could not do anything at this organization without her amazing skills, coordination, and can-do attitude!

We had our first in person annual conference in 3 years in May in Providence, RI and it was a huge success.  Thank you to all the members, corporate sponsors, vendors, and partners of the New England AFP for your participation and tremendous support of our event.  We look forward to planning our next one for May 2024!

We are in the planning stages for what our year ahead will contain.  There will networking and education events.  The education events will most likely be a hybrid where you can do them virtually or in person.  We will have a calendar of our events posted here as well as on LinkedIn shortly. We have received feedback from so many of you and we listen and make changes according to that.  Many have requested more networking events and more education virtually for CTP credits.  Thank you for your feedback!

There is always a need for new board members and committee members.  As we add people to our team, we will announce those for you.  If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know!  It is important to continue to add more members to our group.  We are happy to have a new member, John E. Paris, from Gilbane representing Rhode Island.  Thank you, John and welcome aboard!

We have results of our recent survey where we asked our members and those that attended the NEAFP conference in May about suggestions for new topics for the year as well as location.  The winner is…BOSTON!  So, we will be planning our May 2024 conference in Boston and there will be details to follow.  The topics that everyone submitted will also be so helpful in planning our sessions throughout the year and for the conference.  Thank you!

Lastly, I have been a member of the NEAFP for over 15 years.  I am honored to be part of this team and am looking forward to a successful, fun, and educational year ahead.  I hope all of you will subscribe to our emails, follow our LinkedIn page, and get involved however you are able.

Thank you again for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all this year!

Cheers to all of you and to your continued success!



Ann Klein