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

To My 20 Year-Old Self: Advice for Young Accounting and Finance Professionals

Members of LEAP reached out to their own mentors to ask "What would you tell your 20 year old self about your career ahead?" or "What advice would you have for young professionals entering the accounting and finance industry today?"

LEAP Spotlight: Amanda Sayn

Get to know AFWA LEAP Member and Senior Accountant, Amanda Sayn - how she got into accounting and some of her favorite industry podcasts.

How to Negotiate Salary: Without sounding entitled

The most important thing to remember, is ask! Instead of begrudging walking into work every day believing you deserve more, use your voice and ask. Easier said than done? Maybe. AFWA LEAP has some tips for approaching the conversation.

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.