Committee Chair Stephanie Ackler
The Audit Committee assist 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.
Committee Chair Stephanie Hauge
The Development committee oversees the planned giving initiative and other fund raising initiatives.
For more information, contact Stephanie Hauge.
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
Committee Chair Marie Arrigo
The Finance committee monitors the operational costs of the association.
For more information, contact Marie Arrigo
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
Committee Chair Jason Dodd
The Marketing 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 [non-members] candidates’ applications.
For more information, contact Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen.
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. As of the 2016 – 2017 elections the Nominating Committee added a “Nominating Button” on the FWA’s home page to increase the available ways members could submit suggestions. These suggestions are then shared with the President-Elect and Board to be approved and listed on the fiscal year-end ballot.
For more information, contact Arminda Youse-Warde.
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 General Counsel and recommends appropriate actions to the Board.
For more information, contact Katrin Dambrot.
President’s Circle/Corporate Sponsorship
Committee Chair Peggy Decker, Vice Chair, Lee Wood
Formed in 1998, 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 President’s Circle support FWA programming, scholarships, and training for students interested in pursuing careers in business and finance.