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2020 President's Message

2020 is looking to be another exciting year with so much happening in the Valley and other parts of our state.  I think our theme this year, Change, exemplifies so much of what is happening in Arizona, in treasury management & finance and in our organization.

Arizona’s population broke 7 million people recently.  That number signifies change in so many areas – new families calling the state home, new business owners, new roads and other infrastructure to support everyone, and new industries and companies that need TM expertise to help them navigate and succeed in a world that moves at a blistering pace.

Our industry is of course constantly evolving and changing.  The days of using float from paper checks to manage working capital are in the rear view mirror.  Fintechs have crashed the party and are changing the way both businesses and banks think about receivables and payments.  Fraudsters continue to use new technology to ply their trade forcing us into the additional role of “loss prevention experts.” 

In years past the AFPA has mainly been the organization that holds monthly meetings and the annual Desert Summit in  order to earn CTP credits.  Going forward we hope to be so much more.  In 2020 and beyond the AFPA will offer a welcoming and supportive networking environment (sometimes with drink in hand), we will help connect companies and tm talent, will promote our profession to the greater community and yes, we will continue to provide the education that keeps us all up to date in a profession that continues to evolve at an unrelenting pace.

I’m extremely excited for the change coming to the AFPA in 2020, but we can’t do it without you.  Keep your eyes open for happy hours and coffee meet-ups that will provide an opportunity to network and grow relationships outside of the monthly meetings.  And please- reach out to others in TM, AP, AR and finance and invite them for a drink or to a meeting.  We’re a small group for a metropolitan area this size so we’d love to see some new faces – especially on the corporate side. 

And last but definitely not least – we’d love your thoughts and feedback.  This is YOUR association and we want to make sure everything is relevant and exciting.  We also need volunteers to help out on our committees – Membership, the Desert Summit and Program (meeting topics/speakers) so please reach out if you’re interested in contributing!

Our ultimate goal is to make the AFPA a dynamic resource for the Arizona treasury management community and for the financial institutions and companies we make better.

Mitch Love. CTP


2020 Calendar Year Memberships -  The Early Bird Rate is good ALL YEAR LONG!

Membership Options - Join Now at Early Bird Rates all Year (2020) 

Full Company membership - $525  

Full membership - $300

Regular membership - $150

Career Trust membership - $75

Details on the membership page


Upcoming events

10/07/2020 11:30 AM • TBD Downtown Chandler Business District


Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 

Virtual Practitioner Round Table Event- 3-4 p.m.

"How has COVID and WFH impacted your Treasury Operations?"

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

Virtual Webinar w/RMAFP- 11 a.m-12 p.m. Topic TBD

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Live Field Trip tour, lunch & talk- 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m. 

"Revitalization of Downtown Chandler" 

Tuesday, Nov 17-Wednesday, Nov 18,2020

 2020 Desert Summit Event- a Virtual Event! 

The Association for Financial Professionals of Arizona (AFPA) is a group of Treasury Professionals whose mission is to promote the common business interest and increase recognition of financial professionals through the exchange of ideas, educational sessions and networking opportunities. We accomplish this through our nine monthly meetings and an annual conference. During monthly meetings, guest speakers discuss timely and relevant treasury and other related issues.

With many members from the banking community and corporations large and small, the AFPA is a great networking forum. Monthly lunch meetings are held the third Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1:00 p.m. 

Attendance at the monthly meetings and the Desert Summit qualifies members for Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

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AFPA Event Sponsorships Available! 

We offer the opportunity for service providers and businesses to support the AFPA financial education through an Event Sponsorship for a monthly meeting! 

The cost is $250 and you will receive several benefits: 

  • Opportunity to send one complimentary attendee
  • Opportunity to provide marketing collateral or fun item to attendees
  • Opportunity to hang your company's banner 
  • Recognition through social media, e-blast and verbally at event for your support

Write us at to learn more! 

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