Risk Management Association of Arizona

RMA Arizona Chapter - President's Message

Ashley MapesAs of September 1, 2023, I am proud to have become the President of the Board of the Arizona Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA). I sincerely look forward to working with our prior Presidents, Vice Presidents and industry professionals within the Arizona financial industry.

By way of brief background, I was elected to the Board in 2018 and have spent the past 16 years in banking and SBA 504 and 7a lending. I look forward to leveraging this experience as President to serve RMA through this transitional period with all the challenges and opportunities it will bring.

As one of the largest financial service associations in the nation and Arizona, with the stated sole purpose to advance sound risk management principles, RMA is uniquely positioned to provide the breadth and depth of leadership, training, and education its members require to successfully navigate through our current economic environment.

As a member-driven professional association, RMA events will take place this year at the Phoenix County Club with some excellent speakers and topics planned for 2023 and early 2024. We also will offer many networking events through our Upcoming Credit Professionals (UCP) and HobNob events.

On behalf of the board, I welcome you to join us for these exciting events to gain knowledge, share your expertise, and expand your network, all of which help to enrich and further develop your professional career. We also welcome you to invite guests to join RMA events.

I thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting each of you at our next RMA event.

Ashley Mapes
2023/25 RMA President
Vice President, BDO
Arizona Capital Source
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