Advocacy and Ethics
Daniel M. Wong
The Annual Meeting Committee researches venue locations to hold the Annual CFALA Meeting of the Members. The Chair presents to the Board the location findings for consideration and presents a proposed budget for the event. Once a location is approved, the committee then works within the budget to arrange dinner details which may include, but are not limited to, menu selection, entertainment, floral arrangements and dinner favors. Participation in this committee begins approximately January of each year and ends at the close of the Annual meeting.
Audit & Accounting
Mark Morski, CFA
The Audit and Accounting Committee acts as a liaison with the accounting profession and conducts periodic searches for accounting firms to conduct the Society’s annual audit. Members of the committee submit and review Requests for Proposal for auditing services and make recommendations for future audit firms to the Board of Governors. The committee assists in the transition of auditing firms which take place every three years and participates in the annual review of the financial reports. Members of the audit committee may be asked to attend one board meeting a year.
CFA Charter Recognition
Monica Erickson, CFA
Make arrangements and plan publicity for CFA Recognition Charter ceremony.The CFA Charter Recognition Committee researches venue locations to hold the Annual CFALA Charter Recognition Luncheon. The Chair works with the administrative staff with the findings for consideration and submits the luncheon budget to the Board. Once a location is reserved, the committee then works within the budget to arrange the luncheon details which may include, but are not limited to, letters of invitation, menu selection, floral arrangements, Charterholder gifts, media announcements, and the receipt, wrapping and presentation of the Charters. Participation in this committee begins in approximately August of each year and ends at the close of the Charter Luncheon, which takes place between October 15 and December 15.
CFA Review Program
Larry Harris, Ph.D., CFA and William L. Krantz, CFA Co-Chairs
The CFA Review Program Committee administers, in partnership with the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (USC), a CFA® Review Course for each level of the CFA Study and Examination Program. Co-Directors review financials for the program, update the CFALA board, negotiate agreements, hire instructors, conduct approximately 4 orientations for new candidates, represent the program at the CFALA Career Expo, liaison with CFA Institute and approve all collateral material. Committee members serve as coordinators at each level and administer the mentor program. Lead Coordinators at each level set the class schedule, confirming an instructor and a coordinator for each class. Coordinators represent the program at each class, at orientations, and at the Mentor Meet and Greet. The review programs run from January through May for the June CFA Exam, and from August through November for the December CFA Exam. Participation is heaviest when the review course is in session, but planning and preparation is year-round.
Economic & Investments Forecast Dinner
Member & Public Awareness
The Member and Public Awareness Committee is responsible for the continued communication of Society happenings and events to the members and the general public via CFALA's E-Newsletter, press releases and social media. Participation in the Public Awareness Committee is year round. Members of the committee may be asked to be available and commit more time to promote the Society’s larger events which occur quarterly, such as the Economic Forecast Dinner, CFA Charter Recognition Luncheon, the Annual Meeting of the Members and CFALA/CCEE Capital Markets Contest. Committee participation is for renewable terms of one year. Excellent writing skills are necessary, media experience is a plus.
Anuradha Batra, CFA
The Scholarship Committee annually reviews applications from local CFA candidates for the December and June CFA Exams. Members of the Scholarship Committee may also be asked to do outreach to local universities and society events to build awareness of the availabiity of the scholarships. Participation involved in the review process varies and is dependent on the quantity of applications received.
The Social Committee plans periodic social activities for members and their guests. The Social Committee researches venues for events to which members may attend in a friendly social environment. The committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board and submitting a budget for review. Once a budget is approved the committee will arrange the logistics and publicity for the event. Participation in this committee is for one-year renewable terms and may require several hours planning time per event. On-site participation may be required.
Rama Malladi, CFA
The Technology Committee participates in periodic reviews of the member communication, website functions and new technologies. The committee will make recommendations to the Board and will submit an annual budget proposal for changes and upgrades. Participation in the committee is ongoing and the term is for one-year renewable terms.