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Greater Washington AFP

GWAFP January 2012 Monthly Meeting

  • 11 Jan 2012
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Washington Reagan National Airport


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Program Information

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

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.  Topic: The Impact of Accounts Payable Automation

This joint presentation by BB&T and GXS will focus on the benefits of improving corporate cash flows through A/P automation.  The presentation will also include a review of industry data from sources like the Aberdeen Group and will discuss the connection between the increase in electronic payments/reduction of paper and the significant decrease in costs of sophisticated ERP systems; and what that means for the corporate practitioner, as well as the bank product manager.

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will gain a greater knowledge of:

  • Key factors to consider when considering an automated A/P solution;
  • Stakeholders that need to be included in the back office automation process discussion;
  • Industry trends on the decline of paper transactions and how this information can help corporate clients in assessing a back office automation solution;
  • Industry best practices on eliminating paper processes and significantly reducing costs.

Speakers:  Patricia Hines, CTP , Director, Financial Services Industry Marketing, GXS and Josh Solomon, CTP, Senior Vice President and Sales Consultant, BB&T Payment Solutions Division, McLean, VA

Patricia Hines has over 20 years of experience in financial services across business, technology, and operations.  Her areas of expertise include business-to-bank integration, online cash management, delivery channels, and customer relationship management along with end-to-end commercial and small business lending.  Patty’s experience spans advisory research, financial institution, and technology provider firms.  At GXS, Patty is responsible for defining financial services sector strategy and for executing business development and marketing activities to support the strategy.

Patty received her MBA from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany.

Josh began his career in financial services in 1985.  His experience includes Credit, Product Management, Portfolio Management, and Treasury Management consulting across various industry and market sectors.  He joined BB&T in May 2006 and works with the bank’s large corporate clients, providing them with efficient, cost-effective, treasury management solutions.  Josh has a BA in Political Science and is a graduate of Chase Manhattan’s Western Hemisphere Credit Training Center and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  Topic: State of Play – AFP’s Government Relations, Legislative & Regulatory Update

Now that our nation’s financial regulatory system has been completely redesigned, the impacts within treasury and finance are far and wide.  Policymakers in Washington, DC continue to consider and propose measures that directly impact financial professionals and affect the way business is done.  AFP’s Director of Government Relations and Public Policy will be on hand to provide a synopsis of the policy issues and will discuss AFP’s ongoing advocacy efforts. Additionally, she will answer your questions on all things about Washington and talk about how you can participate in advocacy efforts to have your voice heard.

Learning Objectives:

-Attendees develop a better understanding of:

  • The new regulatory and legislative environment and impact on the financial markets;
  • Practical effects and ways to deal with these changes;
  • AFP’s ongoing advocacy efforts and ways to participate in the process.

Speaker: Jeanine Henderson Arnett, Director, Government Relations & Public Policy, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), Bethesda, MD

Jeanine H. Arnett joined the Association for Financial Professionals in May 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy.  She is responsible for leading and managing the Association’s government relations activities related to finance and treasury.  In conjunction with AFP’s senior staff, volunteer committees and tasks forces, Jeanine develops and communicates AFP positions on legislative and regulatory issues to Congressional committees, federal government departments and agencies, non-governmental organizations and AFP membership.

A native New Yorker, Jeanine began working in former Rep. Charles Schumer’s (D-NY)Brooklyn office while still in high school and continued that assignment seasonally while on breaks during the course of her undergraduate studies.  Upon the completion of her undergraduate studies in May of 1999, Jeanine relocated to be a Congressional intern in the Washington, DC office of the newly elected Senator Schumer.  Jeanine also worked for former House Appropriations Committee Member Rep. James T. Walsh (R-NY).

Jeanine brings over ten (10) years of experience in Government Relations, Grassroots Advocacy and Political Outreach to AFP.  Before joining AFP, Jeanine was the Senior Associate for Grassroots Advocacy & Political Outreach in the Government Relations and Public Policy division at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross.  She also spent over five and a half (5 ½) years in the Government Relations division of the American Bankers Association, where was the Senior Program Manager for Grassroots Advocacy and Washington Information.

Jeanine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & African American Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University and a Masters of Arts degree in Political Management & Legislative Affairs from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.




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