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President’s Message

With deepest humility, I am proud to serve as your new President for the Board of Directors for the upcoming fiscal year 2022-2023. I am truly excited to take on this role alongside my newly elected officers, Ann Klein (Vice President), Pam Allen (Treasurer) and John Walker (Secretary). Additionally, we are all thrilled to start the year off with six new Board Members to help us carry out the mission of the New England AFP.  We hope you will join us at the kickoff of our bimonthly meetings in September to meet, network, and congratulate our new board members.

Tim Buzanoski, CTP, Associate Director of Treasury, TripAdvisor
Tim Coakley, CFO, Blauer
Stevie Marie Goida, CTP, Senior Treasury Manager, WGBH
Peter Thompson, Managing Director, CAVU Securities
Dianne Phalon, Managing Director, FLOWX.AI
Rich Florez, CTP, Treasury Manager, Tufts Medicine

I would like to first express my sincerest gratitude to immediate Past President, John Downes, for his tireless efforts, leadership during his presidency, and his endless dad jokes.  Concurrently, much thanks to the past officers, administrative team led by our coordinator, Maureen Rubel,  and current board members for all pulling together during these tumultuous times to keep the organization together, maintain focus, and position us for growth.

Most importantly, however, to the all members, corporate sponsors, vendors and partners of the New England AFP, thank you so very much for your continued support, passion, and dedication to our trade.

We have a spectacular year in the works for you as we look to reengage and reconnect in person.  New venues, new topics, but with always with your safety in mind, the upcoming year will be filled with value added content for our constituents and our sponsors.  We look forward to soon sharing a calendar of exciting events to position the New England AFP as the best-in-class networking group for financial professionals for our expansive region.  We are committed to continuing sessions on treasury fundamentals for analysts or new treasury professionals, bi-monthly networking events to bring ideas and friends together, and celebrate the year with an in-person conference to meet, learn and network with your fellow financial professionals.

As we look to embark on this amazing year, we need your help.  Help us to continue to grow our wonderful organization.  Please reach out to me or any of my fellow board members if you are interested in becoming more active with the organization, volunteering at our events, or joining the board to truly commit to our goals.  We value your input, diversity in thought, as we aim to expand our membership base.

Thank you, and I look forward to connecting with you at one of our fantastic New England AFP events.

All the best,

Jay Park
President, New England AFP