AFWA Mesa East Valley Chapter Welcomes 2014-2015 Board

MESA, Ariz. - June 25, 2014 - PRLog -- The Mesa East Valley Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly American Society of Women Accountants) installed the 2014-2015 Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs on June 17, 2014. The Chapter is pleased to announce its new board: Stacey Craig, President; Deanna Schantel, Treasurer, Career Services & Member Relations; Diane Hewlett, Immediate Past President, Assistant Treasurer & Newsletter Director; Susan Stewart, Secretary; Patricia Schumacher, Membership Director; Ila Sowins-Dunmire, Programs Director, Laura Mangan, Assistant Programs Director, Public Relations & Webmaster; Shelby Williams, Scholarship Director & Activities Committee Leader; Dayna Brown, Community Service Leader; and Pat Donahue, Financial Literacy Committee Leader. With the effort of these volunteers, the AFWA Mesa East Valley Chapter is looking forward to another successful year of growth, leadership development and community service.

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Phoenix Chapter 2013-2014 President Koko Tzavaras installed the new board members during the June membership meeting. The installation event included a special recognition for perfect attendance award winners including Dorothy Ashley 28 years, Laura Mangan 9 years, Shelby Williams 4 years, Diane Hewlett 2 years, Karen Peterson 2 years and Patricia Schumacher 1 year. Outgoing Chapter President Diane Hewlett presented the Outstanding Member of the Year Award to Laura Mangan for her support of the chapter’s continuing development and leadership. Stacey Craig received the AFWA President’s Pin and presented her new board members with special keys as a symbol of her theme for 2014-2015 “Teamwork is the key to success…”

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly American Society of Women Accountants) is a national professional non-profit organization whose mission is to enable women in accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession. AFWA members are from various areas of accounting and finance including public, industry, government, financial services and academia and many have attained professional certifications. Benefits of membership include personal and professional support, scholarships, job referrals, leadership opportunities, management skills development, and quality CPE through local, regional and national meetings and conferences.

Formed 28 years ago, the AFWA Mesa East Valley Chapter continues to provide value to its members with education and leadership opportunities and create a positive impact on the community through VITA and financial literacy programs.  The Mesa East Valley Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of the month for networking and educational sessions at the Landmark Restaurant in Mesa.  For more information on membership, the 2014-2015 program calendar, 2014 Empowering Today’s Accountant Seminar and other chapter activities, please visit

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