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 covers a variety of topics in the treasury and finance fields. Please join us Thursday, January 21st for our next monthly meeting at McCormick & Schmick's Harborside. Registration and networking begin at 11am, lunch served at 11:30am and the presentation from 12-1pm. The presentation topic is How Does Investing Change in a Rising Rate Environment?. The meeting and lunch are included in your annual membership. Non-members pay the guest price of $45.



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 & Membership

Diane Campbell, Co-Treasurer & VP Finance

Belynda Walls, Co-Treasurer & VP Finance

Lorraine Cunningham, Secretary & VP Website/Administrative

Jennifer Blevins, VP Membership

Sarwat Digre, VP Membership

Kelsey Edralin, VP Programs & Facilities

Melissa Giddens, VP Marketing

Stephen Lenssen, VP Programs

Sharlene Morgan, VP Membership & Website

John Nina, VP Facilities

Heidi Pickard, VP Programs

Tonya Shum, VP Website & Finance

Kelley Wood, Past President, VP Sponsorship & Marketing


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 98111.


January 2016 Monthly Meeting

Date: Jan 21 2016

How Does Investing Change in a Rising Rate Environment?

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February 2016 Monthly Meeting

Date: Feb 18 2016

How Merchants Have Addressed the Migration to EMV Technology

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