It is my distinct pleasure to now serve as the President of the New England AFP (NEAFP) for the upcoming year. I thank the Board of Director’s and the membership for giving me this opportunity to lead NEAFP into 2020. Over my career, this NEAFP community has provided me the support and education to grow and progress in this field of Treasury Management and I am extremely grateful. The members of the NEAFP Board of Directors, past and present, and so many active members continue to fulfill our mission of providing unbiased and relevant educational opportunities and content that both enrich the professional lives of current members while opening exciting doors to new members every day.
In 2019 and 2020, with an incoming slate of officers all being corporate practitioners, we look to reinforce and refine our outreach efforts to expand membership from companies and emerging industries in the region that could benefit from NEAFP’s educational initiatives. We will continue our efforts to expand our student and millennial membership to ensure this organization is relevant to all and to provide opportunities for leadership roles and growth that I experienced in my career. The Regional Ambassador committee continues to sustain an expanded schedule of educational events in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine and I am seeking interested individuals who would like to continue that into 2020.
We will continue to offer our fundamental and intermediate full day sessions to cover topics relating to domestic and international cash management, foreign exchange, risk management, cash forecasting and bank relationship management. We believe these offerings greatly enhance member knowledge for a great value.
NEAFP continues to evolve as technology improves and our industry grows. We hope you will consider NEAFP as both a source of education for your company and a sounding board for ideas in the marketplace. We encourage all our members to bring your talents and actively participate in NEAFP on committees or as speakers at our events. We seek a continuous flow of new ideas, new training techniques, and of course, corporate meeting venues where we can host our bi-monthly membership meetings throughout the region.
Next year is a celebratory year for NEAFP as we turn 35 years young! Our 35th NEAFP Annual Conference will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence on April 28-29, 2020. Providence has evolved into a vibrant travel destination and a great place to host our conference. We hope you will consider becoming a member of the NEAFP if not already. We look forward to seeing you at our bi-monthly meetings and conference. And, please visit our website for www.neafp.org for updates throughout the year. Thank you!
Coleman Nee, CTP
President, New England AFP