Transition to New AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer

The AFA is pleased to announce that Kathleen Weiss Hanley has accepted the role of AFA Executive Secretary and Treasurer (EST).  From July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023, Professor Hanley will work alongside current EST Jim Schallheim.  Beginning July 1, 2023, Professor Hanley will assume the office of EST.

Professor Hanley holds the position of Bolton-Perella Endowed Chair in Finance at Lehigh University and is the Director of the Center for Financial Services.  From 2011 to 2013, she was the Deputy Chief Economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that time, she was a Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and a Senior Financial Economist at the SEC. She has also been on the faculty of the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan.

Professor Hanley currently serves as the co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Finance, and as an associate editor of both the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and the Journal of Financial Services Research. Her research focuses on capital formation and market pricing and has been published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research.