Michael Lenihan, President of TMXG, led three sessions at the New England AFP Conference in Boston on April 24 and 25 at the Seaport World Trade Center. To open the conference at 9am, Michael co-led a round-table discussion with Coleman Nee, Treasury Manager of Hasbro, Inc on “What Do We Want From Our Banks?” and discussed with corporate attendees the challenges and benefits of monitoring and reallocating a corporate treasury department’s spend on bank services among their bank groups. At 11:30am, Michael presented a session titled “Do You Consider Your Bank a Strategic Partner? - Bank Relationship Management in 2019” with Marci Lerner of Hologic and Gina Powers of Dunkin Brands who provided their personal perspectives on what makes an effective partnership with their banks while Michael provided several treasury services survey results establishing key measures of BRM into a broad perspective. On Thursday at 3:00pm, Michael co-presented with Kent Smack, CEO of ESM Software, Inc, a session titled “Driving Strategic Alignment from the Front Lines to the Boardroom” discussing best practices in setting and executing on your corporate and divisional strategies utilizing the globally accepted ‘balanced score card methodology’ which was developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton of Harvard Business School. Michael provided insights into components of typical CFO/Finance and Treasury strategy maps. There were over 400 in attendance at the conference representing banks, fin-techs, investment companies, consulting firms and corporate treasury professionals, from across the United States, Canada, and Europe.