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, May 16th, 2019 for our next monthly meeting at Washington Athletic Club. Registration and networking begin at 11:30am, program starts at 12pm and concludes at 1pm. The presentation topic is Forecasting and Planning. The meeting and lunch are included in the annual membership. Non-members pay the guest price of $55.  Please 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 and VP Finance

Erin Wada, Co-Secretary and VP Finance

Larson McNeil, Co-Secretary and VP Finance

Alana Askew, VP Membership/Marketing and College Outreach

Ryan Ames, VP Membership/Marketing

Stefan Caruso, VP Membership/Marketing

Lorraine Cunningham, VP Website/Administrative and Finance

Mary Desmond, VP Program

Erik Fortier, VP Finance

Patrick Guilfoy, VP Program, Facilities, and Past President

Ross Hardy, VP College Outreach

Ed Johnson, VP Membership/Marketing

Sharlene Morgan, VP Membership/Marketing and Website/Administration

Heidi Pickard, VP Programs and NW Summit Liaison

Tonya Shum, VP Website/Administrative

Andrew Teachout, VP Program

Tara VanVleet, VP Sponsorship and College Outreach

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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