Young Professionals 2018-08-17T19:27:44+00:00

Young Professional Members

The LEAP Advisory Council was created to ensure the voice of emerging leaders is heard and utilized within the national organization. Members of LEAP are working to grow young professional membership within AFWA by developing programs and initiatives specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern accounting and finance professional.

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The Latest from LEAP

Does Networking Really Matter? 5 Reasons Why It Does

Prepared by the AFWA Young Professional LEAP Advisory Council Does networking really matter? What are the benefits anyway? Any why take time out of my busy day to network when I'm trying to establish my [...]

LEAP Spotlight: Chaille Brown

If I could give one thing, one mission my all, it would be to completely shake up how working moms are viewed, supported, and treated in the workplace.

LEAP Spotlight: Alanna Abreu

Get to know AFWA LEAP Member, and Audit Senior, Alanna Abreu - how she knew accounting was a fit for her, her tips for managing others, and more.

Meet the ’17-’18 LEAP Advisory Council

Khrystyn Lutz, CBAP
Khrystyn Lutz, CBAPPathfinder Federal Credit Union (Casper, WY)
Alanna Abreu
Alanna AbreuAudit Senior, Dannible & McKee, LLP (Syracuse, NY)
Chaille Brown, CMA
Chaille Brown, CMAFinance Manager, 22Squared (Atlanta, GA)
Sarah Militello
Sarah MilitelloReal Estate Development Accountant (Grand Rapids, MI)
Amy Sexton
Amy SextonStaff Accountant, Health Management Services (Billings, MT)
Amanda Sayn, CPA
Amanda Sayn, CPASenior Accountant, ShindelRock (Novi, MI)
Jasmine Sanie, CPARisk Analytics Consultant, KPMG (Washington, D.C.)

How can I join LEAP?


LEAP Members each serve a 2 year term. Every year, 5 members will be nominated to the Council. Applications open annually in the spring.