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Institute of Finance & Management

Midwestern Region Chapter

Midwestern Region Leadership

Patti Pomerenke, CTP, APM

Patti Pomerenke is the Cash Disbursements Manager at Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp (MGIC) located in downtown Milwaukee. Patti has been working in the mortgage industry for her entire career and has been with MGIC for 14 years.

Her resume at MGIC includes Project Management and Business Analyst roles, and Patti has been the Cash Disbursements (AP) Manager at MGIC since August 2015. Patti enjoys looking for more efficient ways of working and time spent coaching and mentoring her team.

Jesse Norwood, APM

Jesse Norwood, APM is the Director of Accounts Payable for Veolia North America. He has been with the company since 2004 and has been in the Accounts Payable Department since 2012.

Prior to 2012, Jesse spent 17 years in IT and is now bringing AP automation to his department. Jesse received his APM certification in 2015.

Jesse encourages anyone in the AP (or related field) to participate in the Midwestern Region IOFM group—you will reap great benefits from it!

Vanessa Wais, APM

Vanessa Wais, APM is an AP Analyst at Uline, a shipping, industrial and packaging materials supplier located in Pleasant Prairie, WI. She has 29 years of experience in AP and is passionate about Accounts Payable, particularly electronic payments.

She has been a member of the IOFM AP/P2P Advisory Panel since 2018 and enjoys networking with her professional peers. Being a chapter leader offers her yet another opportunity to share best practices with others.

Melissa Schmear, APM

Melissa is an Accounts Payable Manager at Batteries Plus. a large franchise-based retail chain. Her office is located in Hartland, Wisconsin.

A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she has had a number of roles in financial operations, including P2P and Payroll.

Melissa is excited to join the leadership team of the Midwestern IOFM Chapter and work alongside her professional peers in the industry to network, share best practices, and bring awareness and visibility to the Accounts Payable profession.

Sheila Anderson

Sheila Anderson is Vice President and Accounts Payable Manager at Baird, an international financial services firm that provides services to individuals, corporations, institutional investors, and municipalities.

She has been an AP professional for 19 years and is a member of IOFM’s Advisory Panel

The Midwestern Region Chapter will network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations. They network together to build a stronger Financial Operations community in the Midwestern region.

Outside of our annual conferences, the Midwestern Region Chapter will provide our financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

For information, please complete the form on this page or contact:
Jesse Norwood, [email protected]  

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