Nebraska Association for Financial Professionals 


2017 Conference Speakers

Mary Henehan, US Bank 

Currency Risk Management


In this session we'll discuss the implications of managing/hedging currency risk.  What types of exposure are companies hedging, what are the objectives they're trying to achieve and what types of hedging tools are most commonly used for mitigating currency risk. Lastly we'll cover the regulatory landscape and requirements of being enabled to use swap transactions.  


Mary Henehan joined US Bank Foreign Exchange in 2001, primarily covering clients in the Commercial, Community, Leveraged Lending and Food/Ag divisions.  Today she is Co-Head of Commercial Banking FX Sales.  Mary and her team provide payment and risk management services to clients within the Commercial & Community banking divisions.  Prior to joining US Bank, Mary spent 15 years in the FX group at Wells Fargo.  She attended the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College in Minneapolis.  

Matt Davies, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Matt Davies, CTP, AAP, CPP, is an Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has over 18 years of experience in the payments industry, over 15 of those with the Federal Reserve Banks. He has also served as ACH & Wire Product Manager for a commercial bank, and as a product manager in the bankcard industry.

Matt is an Adjunct CTP Instructor for Rice University in Houston, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Dallas Association for Financial Professionals and Jubilee Park & Community Center.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Matt graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History in 1997, and from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2013.

Joe Heffernan, President, Wealth Management - Great Western Bank

What In The World Is Going On?  An Economic Outlook

What is the World is Going On – Takes a look at various world transformations that are occurring right before our eyes. 


The Emergency of the Third World

Population Implosion/Explosion

Emergence of Africa

It tastes Like Chicken

An Urban Planet

The aging of the Western World

Aging Gracefully

Taming Immigration

Wait – We need you!!!

It’s a Girl’s Life

Building on those 3 themes I discuss how best to manage money in a global world.  Finally I provide our insights into the current economy, interest rates and investing.


Having provided investment management, estate planning, and trust services for over 30 years, Joe has gained a wide array of knowledge and expertise in his field.  Prior to his position with Great Western Bank, Joe was President of a Registered Investment Advisor and Trust Company and subsequently the President of Wealth Management for an Iowa based bank.  Serving as trust counsel for a $5 billion bank trust department and working in the private practice of law also fills Joe’s experience.  Joe received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees from Utah State University and his Law degree from University of Iowa

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