President’s Message


President’s Message


Fellow treasury and finance professionals. Welcome to the Iowa AFP. We are a regional affiliate of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) operating as a non-profit organization. We serve the growing and important treasury and finance field. Since 2016, the Iowa AFP was established in the interest of treasury management for the general purpose of providing and maintaining a forum for designated representatives of firms, organizations, or individuals for the active and open exchange of ideas, concepts and techniques related to the field of treasury and finance.

Our organization is a valuable resource to help financial professionals in both large and small organizations learn about various trends, regulatory changes, and the impacts of both local and global events to the financial industry, regardless of whether you work for a financial institution, public or private company, or government entity. We are a great source of information, and we provide opportunities for you to network with other business professionals.

Membership is made up of Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Directors of Treasury, Corporate Treasury Managers, Cash Managers, Commercial Bankers, Consultants, Providers of Treasury Products, and Government Agencies. Companies such as Farmers Mutual Hail, American Equity, Athene, Bank Iowa, Bankers Trust, Chase, City of Des Moines, Community State Bank, FBL Financial Group, FHLB, Green State Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Gilbert & Cook, Krause Group, Lifespace Communities, Midwest Heritage Bank, EMC Insurance, NCMIC Group, Polk County, Shazam, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.

As you can see, this membership continues to grow and provide valuable information across all industries. If you know someone that may have interest in joining a fun, active, and informative professional group, please pass on our information. We are looking to grow the membership to help spread knowledge and information to our fellow treasury and finance peers.

The Iowa AFP board recognizes that the work/life balance has changed over the last 2-3 years. Professional association activities have fallen to the bottom of our priority lists. In recognition of this, we plan to establish a consistent schedule of meetings every second Thursday starting September 8th, 2022. Please refer to the meetings schedule on the website for all the dates. We are hoping to give everyone enough time to plan. The Iowa AFP board truly believes that our group can grow significantly over the next several months. The treasury and finance role is too important to not want to know what your fellow peers are up to!

Iowa AFP President
Chris Crawford – Treasury Supervisor
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa


About, Committees

2014-2015 Committees

Government Relations Committee:
Iowa AFP President
Committee Responsibilites: Responsible for being the liaison for all government treasury related topics for all Iowa AFP members.


Program Committee:
Iowa AFP Vice President
Committee Responsibilities: Responsible for developing the programs, scheduling speakers, providing the secretary with speaker biographies prior to newsletter distribution, and recording the minutes for the monthly meeting.


Membership Committee:
Iowa AFP Treasurer
Committee Responsibilities: Approve all memberships in accordance with the Bylaws, maintain the membership records, rosters, badges, etc.


Publicity Committee:
Iowa AFP Secretary
Committee Responsibilities: Responsible for preparation of the monthly newsletter, updating the Iowa AFP website, arranging the meals, locations, and equipment for the monthly meetings, verifying meeting attendance and other publicity for Iowa AFP.


Audit Committee:
Committee Responsibilities: The Audit Committee shall have the responsibility of reviewing the financial records of Iowa AFP at least annually.



Members are represented from many central Iowa businesses and organizations. The following organizations are current members of the Iowa AFP.

American Enterprise
Vision Bank
Aviva Investors North America
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of Iowa
Bank of the West
Bankers Trust Company
City of Des Moines
Community State Bank
Des Moines University
EMC Insurance Company
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
First American Bank
First National Bank Iowa
Great Southern Bank
Great Western Bank
GuideOne Insurance
NCMIC Group, Inc.
Northwest Bank
Polk County
Principal Financial Group
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Treasurer, State of Iowa
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Upcoming 2014 Meetings


September 9, 2014
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Jim Gilligan, Great Plains Energy & Kansas City AFP
Topic: Money Market Fund Rule Changes

October 9, 2014
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker: Robin Anderson, Principal Global Investors
Topic: Economic Outlook

November 13, 2014
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Daniel Blumen, CTP, Treasury Alliance Group, LLC
Topic: Bank Relationship Management/RFPs


2014-2015 Speaker Schedule

Meetings, Schedule

All meetings begin at 11:30am.

September 9, 2014
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker/Topic: Jim Gilligan – Assistant Treasurer, Great Plains Energy/Regulatory Update: 2014 Money Fund Reform

October 9, 2014
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker/Topic: Robin Anderson – Principal Global Investors/Divergences and Intersections: Global Economic Outlook

November 13, 2014
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker/Topic: Daniel Blumen – Treasury Alliance/Bank Relationship Management & RFPs

January 8, 2015
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker/Topic: David Roederer – Director, Iowa Department of Management/State Budget Process

February 12, 2015
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker/Topic: Bruce Lynn, CTP – Managing Partner, The Financial Executives Consulting Group (FECG LLC)/How Should Treasury Measure “Success”?

*Raccoon River Brewery – Special Happy Hour Event

March 12, 2015
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker/Topic: Brian Mulcahy – Des Moines Airport Authority/Updates on the Des Moines Airport

April 9, 2015
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Speaker/Topic: Danny Beyer/Networking and Social Media

May 14, 2015
Downtown Embassy Club
Speaker/Topic: Matt Davies – Dallas FED/Hot Topics on Payments

Meetings for 2015 will resume on September 10th at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines! Have a great summer!