Northwest Association for Financial Professionals - Event Information

Event Name:
November 2019 Monthly Meeting

Event Type(s):
Monthly Meeting

Payment and Processing Fraud

Event Date:

Event Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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Learn from industry experts how they view the payments ecosystem, what payment types they accept, where they think the industry is going and what best practices can be put in place to help avoid fraud.


Paulette Wong, AAP, CTP, Senior Director, Global Treasury Operations & Risk at Expedia Group, Inc. Paulette has 12 Years of global banking, Cash and Treasury Management services expertise, with focus on country specific bank account infrastructure design to support global expansion & strategic growth initiatives. She also specializes in payment & collection strategy, M&A due diligence, execution and integration. She is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Beverly Kennedy, Executive Director, JPMorgan. Beverly is working with strategic merchants to optimize payments. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in payments consulting, card issuing, cash management, acquiring, product development and strategic planning

Marta Tankersley, Payments and Fraud Analyst at Zillow. Marta is an experienced Risk Analyst with over 10 years of experience in chargebacks, fraud detection, payments, and E-payments. She worked at Amazon, Starbucks, OfferUp, and Groupon.

Moderated by Mary Desmond, Treasury Management at Starbucks


The meeting and lunch are included in the annual membership. All Corporate Practitioners Members are eligible to bring a new one-time guest at no cost. Both members and guests must register. If the paid member cannot attend a meeting, a substitute may attend. Non-members pay the guest price of $75. Non-working students pay the student guest price of $15. To register for this meeting, click "Register for this Event" button below.


The meeting will take place at Washington Athletic Club (WAC) at 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Meetings are two hours - networking begins at 11am, lunch is served at 11:30am and our program begins at 12pm.

NWAFP provides a 2-hour parking validation when parking in the WAC garage, 1409 Sixth Avenue. This is located a half-block north of the Clubhouse on Sixth Avenue.  (From I-5 South bound, exit Union Street, right on 6th and garage entrance on immediate left.  From I-5 North bound, exit Seneca, slight right on 6th, garage is two blocks north on left.)   The NWAFP encourages ride-sharing to its meetings. 


NWAFP would like to thank 1st Security Bank for being our Gold sponsor for 2019-2020 season.


Attention Current NWAFP members…NWAFP Membership Drive (deadline extended)
We are excited to announce a membership drive to increase membership for the 2019-2020 year!

To encourage current members to share the many benefits of the NWAFP with prospective members, we will be conducting a membership contest…
  • The contest winner is the current member who refers the most new members by November 21, 2019.
  • A $100 Amazon gift card will be awarded to the current member who refers the most new members. A raffle will be conducted if there is a tie for most new members.
  • Each of the new members who were referred to by the winning current member will be entered in a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • For example, if 2 current members each refer 4 new members, a raffle will be made to determine which of the 2 current members wins the first $100 Amazon gift card. Then, each of the 4 new members referred to by the winning current member will be entered in a raffle for a second $100 Amazon gift card.
Spread the word about all the great benefits of being a NWAFP member! Send an email to with the names of the prospective members who you referred to ensure that you are included in the contest!!

The Reminder of 2019-2020 NWAFP Lunch Topics*
Date Topic Location
Jan 16, 2020 Artificial Intelligence Webinar
Feb 20, 2020 Future of LIBOR Webinar
Mar 19, 2020 Career Development / Women in Finance Leadership Meeting at WAC
Apr 16, 2020 Real Time Payments Update Meeting at WAC
May 21, 2020 Account Analysis / Bank Relationship Meeting at WAC

*Please note that dates/topics are subject to change, and that full meeting details will be provided to members approximately three weeks in advance.

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