Standing Committees


Susan Migliaccio

Committee Chair Susan Migliaccio

The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors of the FWA in fulfilling the Boards’ financial oversight responsibilities. The group’s principal tasks include selecting the auditors, assuring the audited financial statements and tax returns are prepared and filed, monitoring the financial reporting processes and overseeing the FWA’s conflict of interest policies.

For more information, contact Susan Migliaccio.



Stephanie Hauge

Committee Chair Stephanie Hauge

The Development Committee oversees the planned giving initiative and other fund raising initiatives.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hauge.



Educational Initiatives

Beth Dorfman

Committee Chair Beth Dorfman

The Educational Initiatives Committee oversees all educational programs in the community that include mentoring, scholarships, financial literacy, and the Wall Street Exchange.  Other educational initiatives include the member programs: Back2Business, Member2Member Mentoring and the Pacesetter program for our President’s Circle members.

For more information, contact Beth Dorfman



Marie Arrigo

Committee Chair Marie Arrigo

The Finance Committee monitors the operational costs of the association.

For more information, contact Marie Arrigo



Investment Policy

Merrie Frankel

Committee Chair Merrie Frankel

The Investment Policy Committee oversees the Board’s ongoing policy, process, guidelines and management of the fund balances and investments in the Business League and Educational Fund accounts of the FWA.

For more information, Contact Merrie Frankel.


Marketing & Strategic Communications

Jason Dodd

Jason Dodd

Committee Chair Jason Dodd

The Marketing & Strategic Communications Committee is responsible for the FWA brand, generates awareness, creates interest in the FWA and communicates the brand value proposition to help maintain a relevant, dynamic and vibrant FWA organization.  Through initiating programs, this Committee provides marketing, communications and promotional support to other FWA Committees and the FWA President on both a strategic and tactical level.

For more information, contact Jason Dodd.


Membership & Engagement


Committee Chair Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen

The Membership Committee is responsible for recommending membership policies and overseeing member development, selection and integration. The committee also assists with the organization, planning and implementation of recruiting events, the engagement of Members and the review of prospective candidates’ applications.

For more information, contact Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen.



Arminda Youse-Warde

Committee Chair: Arminda Youse-Warde

The Nominating Committee seeks to identify qualified members to serve in FWA Leadership roles including the President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary and Nominating Committee and roles requiring election by the membership. In addition, the Committee makes recommendations to the Board to fill any openings on the Operations Resource, Investment and Audit Committees, whose members serve a three-year term. The Nominating Committee also solicits input from the Board, other FWA leaders and the entire organization on members or prospective members with leadership potential.

For more information, contact Arminda Youse-Warde.


Operations Resource

Katrin Dambrot

Committee Chair Katrin Dambrot

The Operations Resource Committee (ORC) focuses on policies, plans, and issues arising in connection with the FWA office and office personnel. The committee’s oversight includes FWA personnel issues, employee benefits, wage structure, technology and communications plans and strategies, in addition to facilities and office space requirements. The Committee coordinates with the FWA’s Counsel and recommends appropriate actions to the Board.

For more information, contact Katrin Dambrot.


President’s Circle/Corporate Sponsorship

Peggy Decker

Committee Chair Peggy Decker

The President’s Circle is the FWA’s corporate sponsorship program which allows firms to establish strategic partnerships with the FWA to advance its core mission to accelerate the success and leadership of women in the financial community across all industries. This is accomplished by exchanging best practices, showcasing industry thought leaders, enhancing programmatic content, and empowering mentoring and educational initiatives. Since its inception, the FWA President’s Circle has been extremely successful, providing substantial financial support for FWA programs and scholarships, and developing strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with corporate sponsors. Funds from the President’s Circle firms support FWA programming, scholarships, and training for students interested in pursuing careers in business and finance.

For more information, contact Chair Peggy Decker.

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