Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar- Link to access will be sent prior to the meeting.

    Please note:  Due to COVID 19 this meeting is being provided via a WEBINAR


    10/8/20 – 11:45

    Protecting Payments

    Thursday, October 8 @ 11:45-12:45 AM CT

    Hosted by Strategic Treasurer

    Speakers: Debbi Denson and Melody Hart

    Payment processes have been under increasingly sophisticated attacks, and many have suffered outsized losses. The movement to work-from-home (WFH) has altered processes and controls for many organizations. Increasing the defenses with your organization, staff, and technology against the new and morphing attacks on payment processes is vital in normal times. With many organizations operating in a WFH posture, additional risks must be understood and mitigated. In this session, we’ll review:

    • Proactive: Preparing for payment and fraud attacks before they strike.
    • Protection:  Preparing for more telephone-based payment card data.
    • Efficient: Training and cross-training your team on a global scale. 
    • Update: Review security policies and procedures with all in-house and at-home/remote agents to ensure that security processes and procedures are not forgotten and are updated as needed.

    1.2 CTP Credits & FP&A credits pending approval – soon!

    Speaker Bios

    Melody Hart, Senior Consultant

    Melody has over 30 years of global treasury experience at a senior level, including as a Treasurer, covering a variety of organization types, including consumer products, automotive, and retail. She is recognized as an expert in streamlining processes, instituting controls and policy, managing financial risks, evaluating credit and liquidity needs, negotiating favorable credit terms as well as managing diverse and complex financial systems and processes.

    Melody is a member of the Northern Ohio Association of Financial Professionals. She received her MBA from Keller Graduate School in Chicago, She has a BS in TV Journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and studied Corporate Financial Management and Pension Benefits Management at the University of Michigan’s Executive Education Program.

    Debbi Denison, Senior Consultant

    Debbi has over two decades of experience at the senior level in corporate treasury, with global, multinational and Fortune 500 corporations. Industry experience includes utility, airline, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals.  As a senior leader, Debbi is responsible for leading client projects and relationships across working capital, cash management, liquidity management, treasury technology, and risk domains. She is one of the firm’s primary trainers at client and industry events covering a range of executive and operational topics. Debbi is a SWIFT Certified Trainer. 

    Debbi received her MBA from Kennesaw State University following a BA in Finance from Georgia State University.  She has served on the Board of Directors at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA) – Georgia Chapter, and is a past officer of The Association for Financial Professionals – Greater Atlanta


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    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar- Link to access will be sent prior to the meeting.

    Please note:  Due to COVID 19 this meeting is being provided via a WEBINAR


    10/22/20 at 11:30 AM

    Economic Development and the Impacts of COVID-19 in Middle Tennessee

    Williamson, Inc.


    Kel McDowell, Director of Government Relations


    Kel McDowell originally hails from Gainesboro, Tennessee. As Director of Government Affairs, Kel serves as a resource and liaison for the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Williamson County.  Most recently, Kel headed up the Kosciusko Attala Partnership, an economic/community development organization in Attala County, Mississippi. Previously, he has worked, in different capacities, with the New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI); Major League Baseball Advanced Media; and Mt. Airy, USA, a community development corporation (CDC) in Philadelphia. After receiving a B.A. from George Washington University, Kel earned his Master of Public Administration with a certificate in Economic Development & Growth from the University of Pennsylvania. Kel resides in Franklin and greatly enjoys “Seinfeld,” spicy foods, and live sporting events.


    Nathan Zipper, Director of Business Development


    In his role as Director of Business Development, Nathan is charged with leading Williamson, Inc.’s efforts to recruit new companies to the area and to ensure that those existing businesses that call Williamson County home continue to grow and prosper. Nathan comes to Williamson, Inc. from Vanderbilt University where he served as the Director of Development for the College of Arts and Science. Prior to his time at Vanderbilt, Nathan held leadership roles on staff at Emma Email Marketing, the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. Nathan resides in Franklin with his wife Katie and their sons Knox and Miles.


    Williamson, Inc. incorporates both the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, which together provide unparalleled access to education, leadership development, relationship-building and up-to-the-minute information about doing business in one of the country’s fastest growing counties.

    Photography Disclosure: Upon registering for the event, you are providing AFP-Nashville the irrevocable right to use your photograph for AFP - Nashville advertising, trade and promotion.

Past events

Thursday, September 24, 2020 2nd September Monthly Webinar
Thursday, September 10, 2020 September Monthly Webinar
Thursday, May 14, 2020 May Monthly Meeting - Postponed***
Thursday, March 12, 2020 March Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2020 February Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 09, 2020 January 2020 Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2019 December Annual Seminar
Thursday, November 14, 2019 November Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2019 October Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019 September Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Membership Mixer
Thursday, May 09, 2019 May Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2019 April Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2019 March Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, February 14, 2019 February Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2019 January Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018 2018 Annual Winter Seminar
Thursday, November 08, 2018 November Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 2018 October Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 September Monthly Lunch Meeting
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Annual Membership Mixer
Thursday, May 10, 2018 May Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2018 April Luncheon Meeting - The Impact of Tax Reform
Thursday, March 08, 2018 March Luncheon Meeting - Current Payments Landscape
Thursday, February 08, 2018 February Luncheon Meeting - Tennessee Captive Insurance
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January Luncheon Meeting - FP&A Topic
Thursday, December 14, 2017 2017 Annual Winter Seminar
Thursday, November 09, 2017 November Monthly Meeting - The Evolving Payments Landscape
Thursday, October 12, 2017 October Lunch Meeting - Economic Update
Thursday, September 14, 2017 September Lunch Meeting - Blockchain Technology
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Membership Mixer
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Membership Mixer

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