PNC is Exclusive Sponsor of Executive Institute at the 2012 AFP Annual Conference

Jul 26, 2012, 11:23 ET from Association for Financial Professionals

Prestigious event provides private forum for CFOs, treasurers, finance executives

WASHINGTON , July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) announced today that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. will be the exclusive sponsor for AFP's Executive Institute, which will take place at the 2012 AFP Annual Conference, October 15-16 in Miami.

This prestigious program provides an environment where the most senior level of corporate finance executives can candidly discuss the challenges they face on the job and explore solutions for addressing those challenges.

"CFOs and treasurers have come to rely on this private forum for discussing future challenges and validating business decisions. While remaining risk averse, these executives are now focused on global opportunities ahead. This year's program will challenge their skills as leaders and innovators," said Jim Kaitz, AFP's president and chief executive. "We are especially honored to have PNC as the exclusive sponsor for the fourth year in a row."

The Executive Institute is complimentary to executives attending the 2012 AFP Annual Conference and is limited to chief financial officers, treasurers, vice presidents of finance, assistant treasurers and controllers.

"To achieve in the challenging and ever-changing business environment today, it has never been more important for senior financial leaders to stay informed about how their organizations may be impacted. PNC's support of the AFP's Executive Institute underscores our commitment to education, innovation and thought leadership, all traits that are embodied by this vital resource and aligned strategically with industry top leaders,"  said James G. Graham ,executive vice president and head of treasury management at PNC.

The two half-days of educational sessions, luncheon speakers and panel discussions will focus on leadership and risk management.

Some highlights of this year's institute include:

  • General James Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, discusses leadership
  • Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT, discusses what determines a nation's success, and implications for business.
  • Robert Sicina, Executive in Residence, Kogod School of Business, American University, discusses how to achieve success by learning from failure.
  • Michael Lyons, Executive Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group, and Martin Pergler, Risk Expert, McKinsey & Co., discuss the culture of risk and the mindsets and behaviors throughout an organization related to managing risks.

View the Executive Institute program on or contact Craig Martin, AFP's director of executive programs, at or 301-961-8629.

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The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is a professional society headquartered outside Washington, DC, that provides members with news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP's global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada; London-based gtnews, an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community; and bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network.

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