James A. Kaitz
President and CEO
Association for Financial Professionals
As President and CEO of AFP, Kaitz is responsible for managing the operations of an association that represents over 14,000 treasury and financial professionals throughout the United States. He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Financial Executives Institute, a professional association of over 14,000 senior financial executives representing 8,000 companies in the United States.
Prior to joining FEI in 1988 as the Vice President of Government Relations, he was Manager, Trade and Business Affairs in Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Washington Office. He served as Director, Government Relations for the Scientific Apparatus makers Association and joined FEI’s Washington Office in 1983 from Capitol Hill. From 1978 to 1982 he was legislative assistant to the Honorable James Shannon (D-MA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University.