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 join us Thursday, October 26, 2017 for our next monthly meeting at Washington Athletic Club. Registration and networking begin at 11am, program starts at 11:30am and concludes at 1pm. The presentation topic is Same Day ACH Debits and Faster Payments. The meeting and lunch are included in the annual membership. Non-members pay the guest price of $55.  For information and registration, click here.


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.

Current Board of Directors

Colleen Ferris, Co-President & VP Governance

Ron Loewenherz, Co-President & VP Governance

Diane Campbell, Treasurer & VP Finance

Stephen Lenssen, Co-Secretary & VP Programs

Lorraine Cunningham, Co-Secretary, VP Website/Administrative & Finance

Daniel Althouse, VP Programs

Patrick Guilfoy, VP Membership/Marketing, Facilities & NW Summit Liason

Scott Hamilton, VP Membership/Marketing

Ed Johnson, VP Membership/Marketing

Larson McNeil, VP Finance

Sharlene Morgan, VP Membership/Marketing & Website/Administration

Heidi Pickard, VP Programs & NW Summit Liason

Tonya Shum, VP Website/Administrative

Tara VanVleet, VP Sponsorship & College Outreach

Kelley Wood, VP Sponsorship & 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


October 2017 Monthly Meeting

Date: Oct 26 2017

Same Day ACH Debits and Faster Payments

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November 2017 Monthly Meeting

Date: Nov 16 2017

Investment Update: How’s it look post-Money Market reform?

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