I am honored and privileged to assume the role of President of New England AFP (NEAFP) for the coming year. I appreciate the confidence the Board of Directors and Membership has shown in my ability to lead this organization and want to thank Coleman Nee for his leadership over the past year. Additionally, I would like to thank the former Board Members whose term as Director ended in June. This group of Directors have dedicated several years of service and countless hours to NEAFP. You all were all integral part of creating what NEAFP is today. Special thanks to Edie Joyce, Mike Lenihan, Lynne Marlor, Rick McCarthy, Patsy Mullin and Kent Wittler for your continued support of NEAFP as advisors.
My membership in NEAFP started 10 years ago and I have served on the Board of Directors for 3 years. Early in my career I was drawn to this organization by the members who had decades of experience and expertise in Treasury, resources that I did not have within my organization. Through my involvement in NEAFP I have created a network of professionals that I have found to be invaluable. I believe that these in-person connections are so important. NEAFP is working hard to provide opportunities for virtual connection and education until we are all able to congregate again.
NEAFP is a Boston-based organization that serves the New England region, but as a Maine-based Practitioner myself, I want to ensure that professionals outside of the Boston/Massachusetts area are represented and encouraged to participate. Now that we are offering education virtually, I want to encourage the entire New England Membership to plug-in with us. Additionally, the committees that support the Board are always looking for volunteers. If you were unable to participate in the past, due to your location, now is a great time to get involved supporting NEAFP virtually.
I am so appreciative of the NEAFP Board of Directors we have for the 2020-2021 year and look forward to working with them to deliver our Membership quality education and high value networking opportunities virtually and beyond. They have worked hard to implement a virtual education model and continue to bring fresh ideas to the Organization.
We are open to your suggestions, questions and concerns, and I hope that you will connect with us and reach out to me in the coming year. We will continue to serve you virtually and hope to see you all in Providence in 2021. Thank you for your continued support of NEAFP.
Jennifer Libby, CTP
President, New England AFP