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Board Members

Michael Hards, CTP
Co-President
Michael Hards, CTP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
(949) 287-0442
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Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Co-President
Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Informa Research Services
(818) 961-8627
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Rosemary Hoppens, CTP
Secretary/Treasurer
Rosemary Hoppens, CTP
Banner Bank
(626) 993-6513 ext. 165
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Meredith Oldorf, CTP
Immediate Past President
Meredith Oldorf, CTP
City National Bank
(213) 673-9421
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Randy Gehres, CTP
Director at Large
Randy Gehres, CTP
Western Union Business Solutions
(310) 277-7800
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Ed Perez, CTP
Meeting Programs Chair
Ed Perez, CTP
City National Bank
(310) 888-1011
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Programs Committee
John Wong, CTP
Education Chair
John Wong, CTP
US Bank
(213) 615-6605
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Education & Social Committee
Sarine Topdjian, CTP
EXPO Co-Chair
Sarine Topdjian, CTP
Informa Research Services
(818) 961-8622
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David Tarlow, CTP
EXPO Co-Chair
David Tarlow, CTP
JP Morgan Chase
(213) 621-8661
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Michael Rosenberg, CTP
Membership Co-Chair
Michael Rosenberg, CTP
PNC Bank
(310) 207-7510
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Membership Committee
Monica Cooper
Membership Co-Chair
Monica Cooper
Bank of America
(310) 792-3306
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Membership Committee

Management Office -
Janine Nichols, CAE & Amber Ardizone
Executive Management Associates
Tel: (818) 843-5660
scafp@emaoffice.com
Upcoming Events

August 11th, 2017
Lunch Meeting

October 15th, 2017
AFP: AFP's 2017 Conference in San Diego

November 17th, 2017
Lunch Meeting
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News Items
Dodd-Frank Rollback Tops Regulatory Landscape
In examining what was the top of mind news amid regulatory reforms and action, the biggest event (stateside at least) was, of course, the legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to roll back tenets of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
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Bitcoin at $2,000: The Digital Currency’s Heady Ascent Obscures Its Payment Function
Like it or not, Bitcoin has momentum behind it. On Saturday, the digital currency breached the $2,000 level for the first time ever, and by Monday morning it was trading just shy of $2,200, according to CoinDesk, an online service that tracks cryptocurrency.
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CFPB Revamps Structure, Debuts "Celebrity Director' At Trump's Urging
In an effort to make everyone happy, the CFPB has taken a page from the Donald Trump show business canon.

"In effect, we are going to have a rotating cast of celebrity apprentices," explained current-but-soon to be former Director Richard Cordray, at a press conference called hastily on April 1. "We came up with the idea for this when we had a meeting with President Trump and some of his producers - I mean, staffers. The best way out of a constitutional showdown is a bit of the ol' razzle-dazzle."
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