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Greater Washington AFP

GWAFP January 2013 Monthly Meeting

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • TD Bank


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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: Is your career heading for the Cliff?

Are you thinking about starting a job search but don’t know how to begin?  Loretta Razny is a seasoned financial pro with over 30 years of business leadership experience ranging from public accounting to VP and Controller of a multi billion dollar company.  A CPA and graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Loretta now puts the knowledge she’s gained to use as an Executive Search Consultant at Lucas Group, a national Executive Search firm headquartered in Atlanta.  She will provide her perspective on how to build yourself into a powerful brand that will position you well for future opportunities. She will share her thoughts on how to structure your job search for that next great role.  Networking, resumes, recruiters, and job boards are all tools with the job search process that need to be effectively used to yield maximum results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to rebrand yourself for future positions
  • Discover how to structure your job search
  • Identify effective job search tools

Speaker: Loretta Razny, Executive Search Consultant, Lucas Group

Having served more than 30 years in finance at the executive level within Fortune 500 companies, Loretta Razny understands the challenges and opportunities her clients and candidates face each day. Loretta’s background lends deep insights into her role as an Executive Search Consultant, yet she brings much more to the table than understanding. Loretta is a recognized agent of change and a strong developmental manager. Her ability to nurture talent toward greater achievement greatly enriches her candidates’ careers and the performance of organizations they serve.  Loretta knows what the right talent can do for a company’s mission. Her diverse history of building high performing finance organizations allows her to strategically place Accounting and Finance professionals across multiple industries. While recruiting qualified candidates on a nationwide basis, Loretta concentrates on the needs of clients in Washington, DC, and also Florida. She specializes in recruiting for Accounting and Finance roles ranging from director to the executive level, for public and private companies in the industrial, manufacturing and distribution sectors. Prior to joining Lucas Group in 2011, Loretta served as divisional vice president of finance as well as vice president controller for major corporations. Her background in Accounting and Finance as both a hiring manager and candidate reaches across the manufacturing and distribution industries, including consumer goods, medical products, public accounting, electric utilities and other sectors.  Loretta is recognized for her ability to listen to her clients’ specific needs, and quickly make their connection with high-caliber candidates possessing bright, inquisitive minds, the ability to drive business forward, and naturally complement an organization’s unique culture.  Loretta holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School in Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota. When not working, Loretta fulfills a deep desire to explore.

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

With the eyes of the world focused intently on the U.S. economy, lawmakers and policy makers in Washington will consider many issues that directly impact treasury and finance.  The recent 2012 Elections impacted what will be considered in the next session of Congress and to what degree. During the presentation, treasury and finance professionals will hear more about the Congressional outlook, the current status of important ongoing legislative and regulatory initiatives, and engage in a discussion of relevant issues that will continue to impact our industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the impact of the recent elections related to what Congress will consider in the next year
  • Discover the Congressional outlook for 2013

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.


Please register by January 8, 2013, using our online meeting registration form (

Members: $35

Non-Members: $45


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE or CTP credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required


Sessions generally will be cancelled only for inclement weather. If the U.S. Government closes due to severe weather, the session will be cancelled.  Every effort will be made to notify registered participants of the cancellation by email. In the event of advance payments, participants may request funds be applied to the next upcoming meeting provided 48 hours of notification are given.

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For more information:
Contact: Bill Spinnell
Phone: 202-442-7564



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