Officers and Committee Chairs
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2017 Officers

   

President 

Stephanie L. Uhl, CTP

Assistant Treasurer, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.

Stephanie Uhl is the Assistant Treasurer for Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. In her role she is primarily responsible for directing the company’s treasury function which includes overseeing daily management of cash, cash flow forecasting and managing banking partner relationships.

Uhl has contributed as a subject matter expert in several areas of the Certified Treasury Professional Certification exam development since 2013. She serves on the AFP Board of Directors and has served on the board of the Northern Ohio AFP since 2013.


Vice President

Suzanne Ferrara, CTP

SVP, Market Manager, PNC Bank

Suzanne Ferrara is a Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Corporate Treasury Management Services for PNC Bank. In her current position she oversees a team of treasury professionals responsible for the management, growth, and service of corporate treasury clients of PNC in the Northern Ohio market. Ms. Ferrara has over 20 years of banking experience, focused primarily in the Treasury Management line of business. A graduate of John Carroll University, Ms. Ferrara is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and holds the designation of a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP.) She presently serves as Vice President of the Northern Ohio Regional AFP and serves on the boards of St. Joseph Academy, (Finance and Investment Committees,) and the Slavic Village Development Corporation, (Board president.)



Treasurer

Rick Contipelli, CTP

SVP, Treasury Management Officer, PNC Bank

In his current position, Rick works primarily with Middle Market companies throughout Northeastern Ohio. He has had experience covering treasury management portfolios in both the Cleveland and Chicago markets, including public sector, non-profit, middle market and large corporate organizations. Rick has over 19 years of banking experience and background in sales, management and strategy.

Rick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University and MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his Certified Treasury Professional certification in 2002.


Secretary

Ashley Cary, CTP

KeyBank

Bio coming soon...

2017 Committee Chairs


Idea Exchange Chair 

Jennifer Kontur, NCP

Product Manager, KeyBank

Jennifer Kontur is a Product Manager for Key Total Treasury®, KeyBank’s corporate online channel, within the Product & Innovation group in Enterprise Commercial Payments, specializing in Receivables, Image Delivery, Self Service and Online Help Resources. Jennifer also serves as one of Key’s subject matter experts on the Basel Accords and Regulation and previously managed various deposit account services and receivables product offerings. In these roles, she was responsible for developing and implementing product strategy associated with Branch Services, Check Processing and Returns, Remote Deposit Capture and Image Cash Letter, Account Structures and Liquidity services. Jennifer joined Key Bank in December 2003 and has over 15 years of treasury management banking and corporate accounting experience. She was awarded the National Check Payments Certification in June, 2014. Jennifer has been an active member of the Northern Ohio AFP Board and Committees for over 5 years.


Membership

Peggy Hart 

PNC Bank

Bio coming soon...


Education

Pat Anthony

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Programming

Margaret McCartney

Treasurer, Penton Media

In her current position, Margaret manages all of the treasury operations including banking relationships, cash forecasting, working capital, credit card processor relationships, all payments including the Accounts Payable team. Margaret has over 25 years of Finance and Treasury experience.

Margaret earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University.



Programming

Mark Webster, CCM

Partner, Treasury Alliance Group

Mr. Webster is a Partner and Treasurer in Treasury Alliance Group LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in Payments and Treasury Management.  He has over 35 years of experience in all areas of payments and treasury and risk management; and has worked with domestic and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, retail, insurance and government. The former head of the Treasury Management Consulting Practice at Coopers & Lybrand, Mark has led Bank Operations and Payments Consulting Practices as a partner at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Capco. He has significant financial services industry experience, having worked for both regional and money center banks in a variety of roles including: CIO, Treasury Services Product Manager, and head of Payments Operations and Check Processing.

Mark is a board member and Past President of NEOTMA , the Northeast Ohio Treasury Management Association and served on the CTP Body of Knowledge Committee of the AFP.  He is a past Chairman of the Affiliates Council of NACHA, The Electronic Payments Organization, and was a voting member of NACHA’s Rules and Operations committee for many years.  He is the principal author of The Essentials of Treasury Management, 4th ed., and has authored articles on the payments industry, risk management, and operational transformation for a variety of publications. Mark is a frequent speaker and lecturer on both a local and national level and has served on the faculty of The Payments Institute, The Institute of International Payments, Treasury Management Series at the Haas Business School at the University of California, and The Global Treasury Forum.

Mark is a Certified Cash Manager (Permanent), a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio, and a Certified Systems Professional, and was a recipient of the Elijah Watts Sells award for national excellence when he sat for the CPA exam.  He received his Masters of Business Administration with honors from Cleveland State University and attended Northwestern University for undergraduate.


 

Association Accountant

Christine Bidwell

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