Northwest Association for Financial Professionals - Event Information

Event Name:May 2018 Monthly Meeting
Event Type(s):Monthly Meeting
Description:Using Procurement to grow your Purchasing Card program
Event Date:5/31/2018
Event Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific
Location:Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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Details:The NW AFP is happy to present a panel discussion focusing on a key tool within payables, the credit card program. 
The panel will cover how to grow purchasing card program spend through a variety of best practices.  During our discussion we’ll cover how a thoughtfully designed program can replace manual processes, create efficiencies and reduce costs.  We’ll also delve into how the Procurement team is a key part of the strategy and how their involvement can create success without damaging vendor relationships.
Please join the NW AFP and learn more about card programs and how to growth them.
Kim Batts, Accounts Payable Manager, DaVita Inc.
Kim Batts has 20 years of corporate Accounts Payable (AP) experience with Fortune 200 healthcare provider, DaVita Inc. Kim is responsible for managing DaVita’s corporate credit card program currently leveraging over 12,700 cards with over $131 million in annual spend. Kim also manages DaVita’s online expense tool, vendor master maintenance, and AP payment issuance. Prior to joining DaVita she spent 16 years in small business management. Kim is a certified Accounts Payable Manager (APM) with The Institute of Finance & Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Management & Leadership from Western Governors University, Washington.
Kelly Cannon, CMA, Senior Corporate Finance & Integration Manager, NAES
Kelly Cannon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from York College of Pennsylvania.  Since 2011, Kelly Cannon has held a variety of roles within NAES Corporation and is currently responsible for the integration of new mergers and acquisitions, Corporate Banking, Procurement and oversees major Finance & Corporate projects.  Prior to joining NAES, Ms. Cannon previously held roles at First National Bank of Maryland, T. Rowe Price and PeoplesBank.  Ms. Cannon is a Certified Management Accountant.
Ken Lau, Staff Accountant, NAES
Ken Lau attended University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Pacific University, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  Since 2008, Ken Lau has held a variety of roles in the Banking Industry.  At NAES, he is currently responsible for the integration of new Corporate Card Divisions and Cardholders, manages the Corporate Travel Program, and assists with Fixed Assets.  Prior to joining NAES, Mr. Lau previously held roles at First Hawaiian Bank and Finance Factors, Ltd.
Gina Murphy, AP Expense Manager, Nordstrom
Gina Murphy began her career in 1981 in Nordstrom Accounts Payable. She has worked in many different management roles in Financial Shared Services. She is currently the AP Expense Manager, supporting non-merchandise spend, disbursements, supplier desk and corp Card. 
Robert Miller, zulily, Accounts Payable OPEX, Accounts Receivable Manager
Robert Miller’s previous work experience includes creating and managing accounts payable processes for Starbucks corporate, Big Fish online games and Darigold. Robert holds degrees in finance and accounting with an MBA from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. 
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