March 2021 Print

Member Spotlight

Get to Know Christi:

**When did you join AFWA? 
I joined in 1990

**What is your favorite part about being a member of AFWA?
My favorite part about being a member of AFWA is the friendships I have gained. I have life-long friends that I met through AFWA.

**What was your first “official” job?
Burger King – Whopper Prep Board

**Where is your hometown? 
Omaha, Nebraska USA

**Where is your favorite vacation spot and why? 
My favorite vacation spot is Colorado, either summer or winter. I love the Mountains, the views, the temperatures, snow skiing, trout fishing, hiking, & outlet stores. Colorado has it all. 😊 

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Event Registration

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AFWA National News

Chapter Chat | FUNDRAISING: “Ask without fear.” | April 27, 2021 12:00PM EST |

Chapter Chat | PROGRAMMING: “Think outside the box!” | May 25, 2021 12:00PM EST |

MEMBER BENEFIT FREE CPE | Ethics – Gary Blumish | June 8 at 2pm EST | Registration coming soon

Chapter Chat | VOLUNTEERING: “Succession planning is replacement planning!” | June 29, 2021 12:00PM EST |

For more Information or to Register: CLICK HERE

National Conferene Committee

We are looking for individuals to assist with the 2021 conference committee! The committee will assist with planning, and executing the Women Who Count Conference 2021, it will be such a fun event! It is a once a month meeting with minimal time commitment.

If you are interested please email [email protected] (Anna) or [email protected] (Marie)


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Employment Opportunities

Controller - Growing Non-Profit Organization

One of Nebraska’s fastest growing / emerging non-profit organizations is searching for a Controller to lead their accounting function.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that makes a deep impact in our community in a key leadership role.  This is an excellent fit for a fast-paced, detailed leader who enjoys mentoring, coaching and developing staff.


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Deadline for Scholarships was March 31st. 

THANK YOU to all the applicants we had this year! We had a total of 11 scholarship applications come in. 

We will be starting the review process with finalizing and announcing our scholarship recipients in May. 

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Other News

Friendly reminder to log into the member portal and ensure your contact information and communication preferences are up-to-date! To log into the member portal, click here

If you are having any difficulties logging into the portal, please contact our Director of Membership at [email protected] 

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Interested in Joining AFWA?

Did you know becoming an AFWA member has a TON of great benefits, like 20% off ALL Wiley Test Prep Products? If you've been thinking about becoming a member or renewing your membership, this seems like a great added bonus!

If you already are a member, login to your member portal for a list of the benefits being an AFWA member comes with. 

For more information about joining Omaha AFWA and becoming a member of AFWA, please visit

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Board of Directors

2019-2020 AFWA Omaha Chapter Board of Directors

President - Krystal Elms, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP
Email: [email protected]

Past President - Rebecca Goodwin, PMP
Bland & Associates, PC

Co-Director of Programming - Amy Thompson, CPA
Rossitto & Associates, LLC

Co-Director of Programming - Chelsea Welch

Treasurer – Amanda Patrick, CPA
Seim Johnson, LLP
Email: [email protected]

Secretary - Courtney Teeter, CPA
Bland & Associates, PC

Director of Membership - Sarah Lucke
The Scoular Company
Email: [email protected]

Director of Communication - Kari Kindler
Aureus Group
Email: [email protected]



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AFWA's Mission

To enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession.

Empowerment  //  Integrity  //  Leadership  //  Passion

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Want to learn more about becoming a 2021 Sponsor? 
Click Here

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