The Outstanding Employee Awards are presented annually by the Independents Section of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) to individuals who have shown excellence in individual performance, management skills, and customer relations, under their company's standards of finance management. These individuals are selected by their companies who are finance company members of the AFSA Independents Section. Outstanding Employee Award applications are now being accepted for the 35th Independent's Conference & Exposition. 


Click here to nominate an employee online, complete the form, and email it to Perla Manuel at Please note: There is no voting process -- all nominees are WINNERS. 

The awards will be presented this year during the "Champions Club Luncheon”, held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To see last year's winners click here. As part of the participation in the awards program, sponsoring companies agree to provide their Outstanding Employee Award recipients with a registration to the conference, travel and hotel costs. AFSA is pleased to provide a discounted registration rate of $725 for award nominees and a complimentary conference registration to the award recipient's spouse/companion. The company pays the travel expenses and hotel costs. 

All nominations or inquiries should be directed to Perla Manuel at or (202) 466-8608. 

Shaniece Rigans
(202) 469-3197

Membership Information
Sheilah Harrison
(202) 466-8602

Program Speakers
Tom Morano
(202) 466-8601

Marilyn McKinnis
(202) 409-7553

Hotel Information
Michele Battaline
(202) 776-7302

Nick Paige
(202) 469 3199

Jenny Bengtson
(202) 776-7304