Daily News: July 27, 2012

PNC Exclusive Sponsor of 2012 AFP Annual Conference

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) announced that PNC Financial Services Group will be the exclusive sponsor for AFP’s Executive Institute, which will take place at the 2012 AFP Annual Conference, October 15-16 in Miami.

This prestigious program provides an environment where the most senior level of corporate finance executives can candidly discuss the challenges they face on the job and explore solutions for addressing those challenges.

“CFOs and treasurers have come to rely on this private forum for discussing future challenges and validating business decisions. While remaining risk averse, these executives are now focused on global opportunities ahead. This year’s program will challenge their skills as leaders and innovators,” said Jim Kaitz, AFP’s president and chief executive. “We are especially honored to have PNC as the exclusive sponsor for the fourth year in a row.”

The Executive Institute is complimentary to executives attending the 2012 AFP Annual Conference and is limited to chief financial officers, treasurers, vice presidents of finance, assistant treasurers and controllers.

“To achieve in the challenging and ever-changing business environment today, it has never been more important for senior financial leaders to stay informed about how their organizations may be impacted. PNC’s support of the AFP’s Executive Institute underscores our commitment to education, innovation and thought leadership, all traits that are embodied by this vital resource and aligned strategically with industry top leaders,” said James G. Graham, executive vice president and head of treasury management at PNC.

The two half-days of educational sessions, luncheon speakers and panel discussions will focus on leadership and risk management.