Welcome to the AFWA Flagstaff Chapter Website!

Presidents Message for May 2016


Planning is currently underway for next year’s slate of officers.  I am both appreciative and encouraged by the amount of enthusiasm that the current and new members are stepping up to the plate.

Last month was a fantastic work session given by CW Payne from Heinfeld, Meech & Co., PC.  The group was engaged and the non-profit information provided was timely and informative.  This month, our very own Chyenne Schmidt will present the finer details of procurement requirements.

As always, please RSVP (this month by May 20) – our friends at Oakmont are very grateful for an accurate headcount and it makes the lunch service so much smoother.  Don’t forget to invite a friend and, if you are so inclined, to carpool with a fellow member.  Also, you may review the April minutes before the next meeting.    

Thank you,
Jessica Fitchett


AFWA is the home for all women accounting professionals whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition.

The mission of AFWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

AFWA is a national association with several Arizona chapters including Flagstaff, Mesa East Valley, and Phoenix. Our chapters offer leadership, networking and educational opportunities. Participating in chapter meetings, seminars, regional & national conferences allow members to maximize the value of their AFWA membership.
 AFWA Flagstaff Chapter Members
FY 2015 Officers 
Pictured (from left to right): Erin Chadwick, Kelly Robertson, Tammy Laird, Angie Ledbetter, Diana Sickels and Jessica Fitchett
Not Pictured: Johanna Klomann, Addie Devine, Sherra Lyon, Kathy Long, Judy Marfechuck and Karen Starbowski
Thank you for your service ladies! 
FY 2016 Officers
Pictured (from left to right): Karletta Jones, Angie Ledbetter, Chyenne Schmidt, Karen Durazo, Erin Chadwick, Diana Sickels and Jessica Fitchett 
Not Pictured: Kathy Long and Melanie Askew

Consider Progress

As part of a strategic initiative to improve our organization’s brand presence, the Board of Directors proposed and members approved changing our organization’s name to:

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
Connect Advance Lead

The Foundation

The Foundation of Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance wants to interview any members who are interested in serving on our board. We promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting. If you have any questions or wish to be interviewed, please contact the committee members at foundation@afwa.org.


Interested students should submit their completed scholarship applications by March 1st for consideration of Spring scholarships. The scholarship committee will be selecting recipients based on several criteria including participation in AFWA events, essay, recommendations and academic achievement.