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GWAFP March 2016 Monthly Meeting

  • 09 Mar 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ICF International, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031


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9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031 


March 9, 2016 Meeting


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12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks. 


1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Topic: “Treasury Management Systems: Selection and Implementation”

We will look at what treasury workstations are and at the TMS marketplace.  We will weigh the factors to consider when choosing the right one for your organization, and how to prepare for a successful implementation.  Finally, we will explore considerations for post-implementation success."

Speaker:   Andrei Kovalev, Actualize Consulting

Andrei Kovalev is a Manager in the Treasury and Capital Markets practice at Actualize Consulting.  He specializes in evaluating and implementing treasury workstations, helping clients achieve global visibility and efficiency in managing cash and liquidity, risk (foreign exchange, interest rates, and commodities), treasury/hedge accounting, and payments.


2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  Topic:  ”Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook”

This presentation will look at how the DC area economy has performed over the past several years, particularly in relationship to the national economy. It will also describe trends in federal employment and contracting and what those trends may mean for the region’s future economy. The presentation will also identify several areas that might be able to drive economic growth that is not dependent on the US Federal Government. 

Speaker:  Mark C. White, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
George Mason University

Mark C. White is the Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. Dr. White joined the Center in January 2016.

Prior to coming to GMU, Dr. White was the Vice President for Research at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) in Arlington, VA. During his 11 years at CREC, Dr. White managed a wide variety of economic and workforce development research and technical assistance projects across the United States and Canada. These projects include several value chain and industry cluster analyses in Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He also facilitated strategic planning initiatives in regions in North Carolina, Iowa, Texas and Ontario. Dr. White also supported policy efforts related to advanced manufacturing, economic development incentives, and economic diversity. Dr. White has also led numerous professional development workshops related to regional analysis and data-driven, strategic planning for economic development.

Dr. White served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the National University of Ireland’s Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) in Galway from 2002 to 2004. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of regional development and economic geography, such as Environment and Planning A, European Urban and Regional Studies, and European Planning Studies.

Dr. White received a Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies with a focus on Economic Development from the University of Miami, a Master’s of Arts in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.



Please register by March 9, 2016, using our online meeting registration form (

Members: $35

Non-Members: $55



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