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Greater Washington AFP

April 2023 Meeting

  • 12 Apr 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual



April 2023 Monthly Event


April 12, 2023


Virtual: WebEx Link to be provided


12:00 - 12:50

“What's new in ACH and Faster Payments” 


Members: Free

Non-Members: $50

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Session:  "What's new in ACH and Faster Payments”

Speaker: Michele L. Barlow, AAP, APRP, NCP

Michele is a Senior Vice President at Macha/PAR, a payments association with offices in Maryland and Wisconsin.  At Macha she is responsible for the development and execution of association training and certification programs, conference and event planning, and member service.  She is a current member of The Payments Institute’s Board of Regents, the APRP Oversight Panel, and the AFPP Oversight Panel. Michele is also active on other national committees, and a frequent speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining the Macha team in 2009, she was a corporate trainer for a financial institution.  She obtained her AAP and NCP certifications in 2010 and 2011 and her APRP in 2022.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Please note: Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is no longer registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding CPE may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417. Website:


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