The Institute of Financial Operations Appoints Ken Brown Interim Executive Director

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Association's vice president of operations to fill in during search for new leadership.

The Institute of Financial Operations has appointed its vice president of operations, Ken Brown, as interim executive director effective immediately.

"Ken has been a strong, guiding force, working behind the scenes to ensure the smooth and seamless execution of The Institute's exceptional programs and events," said Michael Mallon, chairman of the IFO’s board of directors. "He is intimately familiar with the day-to-day workings of the organization and is well-known and respected by our partners and members. We couldn't ask for a better hand at the wheel at this time."

The previous director, Jo E. LaBorde, has left the organization. The Institute will be launching a search for a new executive director.

"In accounts receivable and accounts payable, change has become the new normal," Mallon said. "The board believes that this change is in the best interests of our partners and members, who deserve our highest and best efforts. The Institute of Financial Operations is well-prepared to navigate this transition, and we are grateful to Ken for his willingness to serve in the interim as we look for a new executive."

About The Institute of Financial Operations

The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the 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, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic content-rich website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities.

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