The Northwest Association for Financial Professionals (NWAFP) is a local networking group of experienced financial professionals navigating the issues facing the treasury field today. Our organization has been supporting the Puget Sound region for over 30 years.

We provide a forum for members to increase their professional skills and enhance the recognition of the treasury management profession. The NWAFP is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing: educational programs, networking opportunities and updated information on industry standards and legislation. We are comprised of representatives from leading companies and financial institutions throughout Puget Sound.


We hold monthly meetings in Seattle from September through May which cover a variety of topics in the treasury and finance fields. Please check back with us in August for more information about dates and location of our meetings for our new season starting in September 2019.


The volunteer Board of Directors of the NWAFP is responsible for operation and strategic direction of the association. The board serves a two-year term, with approximately half standing election each year.

Board of Directors (July 2019 to June 2020)

Colleen Ferris, Co-President & VP Governance

Ron Loewenherz, Co-President & VP Governance

Larson McNeil, Treasurer and VP Finance

(Open), Secretary

Alana Askew, VP College Outreach

Ryan Ames, VP Membership/Marketing

Mary Desmond, VP Program

Patrick Guilfoy, VP Program, Facilities, and Past President

Ross Hardy, VP Finance

Aaron Julius, VP Programs

Brian Jay, VP Membership/Marketing

Sharlene Morgan, VP Website/Administration

Dan Peterson, VP Programs

Andrew Teachout, VP Programs

Tara VanVleet, VP College Outreach

Lyndi Walls, VP Facilities

Thank you, Doug Jones for allowing us to use your photos.

NWAFP may take photographs at events and publish them on our website and social media pages. Please avoid being in photos if you prefer not to have your photograph published.

For further information please contact the NWAFP at membership@nwafp.org or PO Box 12852 Seattle, WA 98101


September 2019 Monthly Meeting

Date: Sep 19 2019

Political Risk / Managing Risk

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October 2019 Monthly Meeting

Date: Oct 17 2019

The Dark Web (Tentative Topic, please check back 2-3 weeks before the event for confirmation)

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