Board of Directors

Chairman

Terry Crawford, CTP

Terry Crawford, senior vice president and treasurer for AMC Entertainment Holdings, in Leawood, Kansas. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014, serving on the Audit and Finance Committees. He also served on the AFP Annual Conference Planning Task Force and the Treasury Advisory Group, serving at the chair in 2012-2013. In addition, Terry is a member of the Wells Fargo Retail Advisory Board. At the local level Terry is a past president of the Kansas City AFP. Terry has been a contributor at the AFP Annual Conference and Retail Industry Roundtable, speaking on various subjects since 2003. He has also contributed to several articles and publications since becoming a Practitioner Member in 1998.


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Vice Chairman

Michael High, FP&A, CMA

Michael High, CMA, FP&A, is currently the Business Unit CFO for Royal Dutch Shell’s Deep Water Gulf of Mexico based in New Orleans, LA. Prior to Shell, Michael served as a U.S. Army Officer. He has served on the FinNext Conference Planning Task Force and served as a panelist at FinNext. He spoke at AFP19 and has been a contributor to the AFP FP&A Guide, was interviewed for the AFP Conversations podcast series, and supported the FP&A Job Task Analysis workshop. Michael has been on the Board of Directors since 2018 and serves as a member of the Finance Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 2016.


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Vice Chairman

Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FP&A

Gaileon Thompson is Vice President, Finance at Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco, Texas. Prior to joining Conifer, she spent over 15 years in various roles in financial services, including Senior Vice President, FP&A for CitiBank’s US Retail Bank Operations and First Vice President, Finance for SunTrust’s Wholesale Deposits and Treasury Services. Gaileon is Past Chairman of AFP’s FP&A Advisory Council and has contributed to multiple white papers and articles related to FP&A. She also served on the inaugural Conference Planning Task Force for FinNext and has presented at multiple conferences. She was a founding board member and treasurer of the North Florida AFP and is currently a member of the Dallas AFP. Gaileon has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018 and has served on the Policy Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2010.


Directors

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Irena Barisic, FP&A

Irena Barisic is Vice President, CFO and Assistant Treasurer at Brookings in Washington, DC where she is responsible for managing the institution’s financial affairs, and in conjunction with the board of directors and senior leadership team, ensure that the organization make strategic decisions with its resources. Previously, she held the position of Associate Vice President and Deputy CFO. Irena has been a speaker at the AFP Annual conference as well as a member of the Conference Planning Task Force. She has been on the Board of Directors since 2018 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2015.


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Tracy Butler, CTP

Tracy Butler is CFO for Sound Transit in Seattle, WA. She has served various executive roles since joining Sound Transit as the Treasurer in 2007. Prior to joining Sound Transit, she was the Treasurer at Salem Regional Health Systems and prior to Salem Regional Health Systems she was Management Consultant with Optima Management in Geneva/Zurich, Switzerland. She has served as a member of the 2019 FinNext conference task force, the 2020 AFP annual conference task force, the FPA advisory board and participate in multiple AFP interviews and marketing material development efforts. She currently serves as a board member of the American Cancer Society Western Region.


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Gina Collis, CTP

Gina Collis is Associate Treasurer – Asset Management in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the District, Gina was Chief of Staff and Executive Advisor to the President/COO at Vulcan, Inc. a privately held multi-billion-dollar diversified company. Prior to Vulcan, she was Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for Discovery Communications, Inc., a global media company. Gina has served on the AFP Annual Conference Task Force Planning Committee, served on the Pinnacle Award Selection Committee and has been a speaker at the AFP Annual Conference. She also participated in regional Corporate Treasurer Council roundtable discussions and previously served on the Greater Washington AFP board for many years. She has been a member of the AFP since 1990.


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Eric Ellis

Eric Ellis is Vice President of Finance & Strategy at the National Restaurant Association. Prior to joining the National Restaurant Association, he has held several progressive financial roles with Allstate, Coca-Cola, & Porsche Cars of North America. He has been a speaker at AFP FinNext Conference on digital transformation. Eric currently serves as a member of the FinNext task force, the FP&A Advisory Council and attends local AFP roundtables.


Christopher Fulton, CTP

Chris Fulton is COO and CFO of litigation powerhouse Selendy & Gay in New York City. As a spin-off from a top 10 litigation firm, Selendy & Gay was founded on the basis that a small, tight-knit group of battle-tested, blue-chip litigators could bring bigger wins than firms who sought to be all things to all clients. Chris was formerly Treasurer of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, NY where he served as the treasurer of the Skadden Foundation and acted as financial administrator of the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at The City College of New York. Prior to joining Skadden in 2008, Chris worked with Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. as vice president, corporate treasurer. He has been a presenter, as well as an exhibitor, at the AFP Annual conferences and is active in roundtable discussions at the Corporate Treasurers Council. Chris has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. He has been a member of the Audit Committee and currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 2005.


Jonathan Hall, CTP

Jonathan Hall is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the YMCA of San Diego County. With revenues over $200MM, it is the largest Y affiliate in the US. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer, Krause Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company in Des Moines, IA, with businesses in retail convenience stores, real estate development, transport, and wineries. He previously served as Vice President, Finance, and Strategy/CFO with Walmart Services in Bentonville, AR. Prior to joining Walmart, Jonathan served as Chief Financial Officer, Supply Chain Business Unit at Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. He has held senior-level finance, strategy, treasury/capital markets, corporate development/M&A, and accounting positions of increasing scope and leadership responsibility. He began his career in banking with The First National Bank of Chicago. Jonathan has written multiple articles on capital structure and corporate performance management for the AFP Exchange Magazine. Jonathan has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 serving on the Policy Committee and most recently on the Audit Committee. He has been a member of AFP since 2012.


Jordan Krugman, CTP

Jordan Krugman has been with Invesco since November 2007 and currently serves as Global Head of FP&A. Mr. Krugman joined Invesco as a member of the Corporate Treasury group, most recently serving as Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Krugman worked at The Gap, Inc. in San Francisco from 2003 through 2007 and was a member of the company’s international treasury team. At Gap, he was responsible for the management of the company’s foreign exchange hedging program, international cash management and treasury support for international growth initiatives. He has been a speaker at the AFP Annual Conference Executive Institute on leadership development. Jordan has been a member of AFP since 2007, has served on the Annual Conference Task Force Planning Committee, and a Board Director since 2014.


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Tamara Saront-Eisner, CTP

Tamara Saront-Eisner is the Vice President and Treasurer for the USA and America’s Hub at Air Liquide where she is responsible as the lead to the treasury functions in all the Americas. Prior to joining Air Liquide in 2015 she was at Repsol where she held strategic and operational finance positions in international and domestic assignments. She was President of the Houston Chapter of the non-profit organization Women's Energy Network where she currently serves in their Advisory Council. She was named, by Houston Woman Magazine, as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016, Tamara has served on the Annual Conference Task Force in 2011 and 2012 and was a speaker in 2017. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018 and currently serves on the Finance Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 2007.


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Matthew Skurbe, CTP

Matthew Skurbe is currently a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for CC Capital, based in New York, NY. Matt was formerly the Treasurer and Managing Director for Blackstone from 2009 through July 2020. Prior to joining Blackstone, Matt was with Merrill Lynch for 10 years, including his role as the CFO for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co. from 2006 through 2009. Matt also had prior roles at Amerada Hess and Arthur Andersen LLP. Matt has been a member of AFP since 2009, having served as a speaker at the Global Corporate Treasurers Forum, as a member of the Annual Conference Planning Task Force, and as a speaker at the Annual Conference on two occasions. He is an active member of the regional Corporate Treasurers Roundtable. Additionally, Matt authored an article on investment management for the AFP Exchange. He has been a member of the AFP Board of Directors since 2014 and has served as Audit Committee chairman since 2018.


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Geetanjali Tandon

Geetanjali Tandon is VP of Financial Planning and Analysis for Centralsquare in Orlando FL. Prior to joining Centralsquare Ms. Tandon was Digital Transformation Finance Director with Bayer Crop Sciences. Prior to Bayer Crops Sciences she was CFO of Global IT function at Monsanto (which was later acquired by Bayer). Prior to joining Monsanto, Geetanjali worked with Capital One Financial Services for seven years based in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Ms. Tandon has served as a member and chairman of the AFP FP&A advisory task force. She has contributed articles in the Exchange magazine, participated in podcasts and webinars for AFP as well as presented at FinNext conferences.


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Meredith Vance, CTP

Meredith Vance is Senior Vice President and Treasurer at NTT DATA Services in Plano, Texas. Prior to joining NTT DATA, she was Assistant Treasurer at PayPal, Inc. and eBay Inc. Meredith has deep expertise across global treasury management in both a corporate and advisory capacity. She has served on the AFP Treasury Advisory Group and has been a speaker at several AFP Annual Conferences. In 2016, she was awarded the highly commendable Best Liquidity Management Solution from Treasury Today. Meredith has been on the Board of Directors since 2018 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Ethics Special Committee. She has been a member of AFP since 1998. 


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Past Chairman

Robert Whitaker, CTP

Bob Whitaker is Senior Vice President Corporate Finance for DHL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining DHL in 2004, Bob held a number of financial positions of increasing responsibility with AT&T, including CFO for AT&T Capital - Latin America.  He is currently the Vice Chairman and Secretary of the AFP Board of Directors.  Bob has been a member of the AFP Board of Directors since 2014 serving as chairman of the Policy Committee, chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and member of both the Finance Committee and Ethics Committee.  Bob has been a member of the AFP Government Relations Committee, serving as the chairman of the Financial Accounting/Investor Relations subcommittee. He also participated on the AFP Annual Conference Planning Committee and has presented at the AFP Annual Conference.  Bob has been a member of the AFP since 2005.