The Institute of Financial Operations Announces Four New Board Members

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The Institute of Financial Operations Announces Four New Board Members
By The Institute of Financial Operations

April 27, 2016
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The Institute of Financial Operations Announces Four New Board Members

Orlando, FL - The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) announces the appointment of four new Members to its Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of Officers and Board Members for 2016.

Joining the Board of Directors are Lorri Kissell, Tom Lyman, Peggy Marks, and Josh Morrison. "In the appointment of our new Board Members, I am confident IFO has selected a set of diverse, knowledgeable, and well respected thought leaders throughout the accounts payable space to help lead us forward as our association enters its next exciting phase.", Joe Flynn, Chairman of the Board at The Institute of Financial Operations. 

Lorri Kissell has been the regional vice president of The Audit Group, an accounts payable and purchasing audit services firm for healthcare organizations, since 2012 and has another ten years of experience guiding organizations with tax solutions. She has more than nine years of consulting experience serving hospitals and healthcare systems in helping solve their accounts payable and supply chain issues. 

Kissell's healthcare leadership extends to her role as president of the Georgia Chapter of The Institute of Financial Operations, board member of IFO nationwide and chairperson of regional conferences for the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors' Education Subcommittee for Regional Conferences.

Tom Lyman has over 25 years in accounts payable management and is currently the accounts payable manager for Farmer Brothers Coffee. He has been an inventor in accounts payable automation and processes for companies such as Safety-Kleen and Michaels. Lyman also has been a frequent speaker as a subject matter expert at IFO Fusion events and been awarded the Lavante AP Leadership Award. 

Lyman has been very active with The Institute of Financial Operations for many years; earning his Certified Accounts Payable Professionals (CAPP), and volunteering with the Certification and Chapter Advisory Committees. He is currently serving president of the North Texas Chapter, IFO's largest and most active chapter. 

Since earning a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, Peggy Marks has worked in various accounting management roles in corporate America finance/accounting for 35 years. She has been with Duff and Phelps going on ten years and is currently working as the vice president of accounts payable globally. 

Marks has been a member of the IAPP/IFO for 20 years in which time she has earned her Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP) and volunteered as a member of the IFO Chapter Advisory Committee, working with a team of leaders to update and streamline Chapter Guidelines and strengthen local chapters. Marks has also taken on leadership roles, as both vice president and president of the New Jersey Chapter of The Institute of Financial Operations, where she collaborated with chapter leaders in the northeast to develop the first Northeast Regional IFO event in October 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ. The event was a success with a turnout of members from Maine to Pennsylvania. She is currently working with the team to bring the event to Providence, RI in May 2016.

Marks is also actively involved in many charity efforts, including, but not limited to a large event in which she and her colleagues walk to fight breast cancer in Central Park, NY in October of each year.

Joshua J. Morrison, MBA, CAPP is a seasoned P2P professional with specific expertise in business systems and implementations, process improvement, automation, and transformation, supply chain relationship management, and analytics. He has formerly held leadership roles at a Forbes Top 10 company, with oversight of accounts payable, vendor relations, procure-to-pay and strategic sourcing. Today, Morrison operates a successful independent P2P consulting firm, JLM Consulting, and works as a senior consultant with Lavante.

Morrison holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is a member of American Mensa, and serves as the president of the New England Chapter of The Institute of Financial Operations. He is a proud father of three, and enjoys volunteer work and spending quality time with family and loved ones.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) is a non-profit, membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable discipline and the related fields of information management and data capture. IFO grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP, and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, IFO serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in  financial operations. IFO has a community of nearly 70,000; which includes 9,000 Members and Customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

For more information about The Institute of Financial Operations call (407) 351-3322 or visit www.financialops.org.

The slate for the Board of Directors is listed below.

Joe Flynn, Chairman
Bill Lowman, Treasurer
Kathy Shannon, Secretary

Charlie Kaplan
Lorri Kissell
Tom Lyman
Mike Mallon
Peggy Marks
Josh Morrison

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