SoCal AFP | Southern California Association for Financial Professionals

President's Message

We are honored and excited to serve as Co-President’s for the 2016-2017 term. The Southern California Association for Financial Professionals is in its 42nd year and we have great expectations for the value the Association will deliver to our members and guests. SoCal AFP’s purpose is offer the highest quality in education events and networking opportunities.

To get the best value from SoCal AFP, we encourage you to get involved – attend our events; participate on one of our committees; provide your feedback; and become a member! This is your Association... let's make it happen together!

We look forward to seeing you at SoCal AFP events!

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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