A Canadian Perspective on Banking in the USA

  • 21 Apr 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online Virtual Presentation (Webex)


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A Canadian Perspective on Banking in the USA

Join us for an engaging discussion on how two Canadian headquartered companies have operationalized and optimized banking in the USA.  The panelists will share some of the challenges they faced with managing their cash management and banking in the USA and how they overcame them in order to succeed.  You will have an opportunity to learn more about the differences in the payments systems and behaviors compared to Canada and the impact on treasury operations.  And turning to the near future, learn how payment modernization could change treasury operations for the US and impacts on Canada.

Please note that there will be a half hour of virtual networking starting at 9:30am MST followed by the presentation at 10:00am MST

Moderator :

Mitendra Itwar
Treasury Sales Officer
Bank of America

Mitendra Itwar is a Treasury Sales Officer at Bank of America in Toronto and is responsible for developing transactional solutions, deposit, and payment services to meet the complex treasury needs of clients in the Global Industries sector.  His 18 years of diverse financial services experience includes financial planning & analysis, comptrollership, strategic planning, and treasury sales.  Mitendra earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and has been a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) since 2012.  His commitment to treasury includes holding a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation since 2016 and volunteering with the Treasury Management Association of Canada (Toronto Chapter) as Board Member and Treasurer. 


Dionisia Kourouklis
Director of Treasury
TFI International

Dionisia is the Director of Treasury at TFI International, Canada’s largest trucking firm. She leads all Treasury initiatives by promoting automation, introducing latest payment innovations and managing financing for the organization. She obtained her CTP certification in 2013 and has been in the Treasury industry since 2010. Her drive and ambition to succeed stems from wanting to make a difference in an organization. Treasury allows her to bring fresh ideas to the table, execute them and let the results speak from themselves. Dionisia is also a member of the Women in Leadership group where conferences and talks reunite various women in leadership to inspire and exchange.

Erin McGee
Director of Finance
Harris Computer

Erin McGee is a Director of Finance at Harris Computer. For the past 6 years, she has been a part of the Corporate Finance group, and currently leads both the Accounts Payable and Treasury teams. Prior to joining Harris, Erin held various positions in audit and cross-border tax with Deloitte in both their Ottawa and Seattle offices. Erin is passionate about travel and financial literacy and combined those interests by participating in a 7 month Financial Literacy internship with the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia. Erin holds both CPA, CA and CPA (Illinois) designations, and graduated with her Bachelor of Commerce (Highest Honours) from Carleton University.   

Barbara I.Weiss
Director, Core Payments Product Structured Sales
Bank of America

Barbara Weiss is a Director in Global Transaction Services responsible for Core Payments Product Structured Sales which includes global payments client advisory and pre-sales enablement. She also has expertise in client integration best practices including ERP/TMS connectivity and industry standards e.g., ISO 20022 XML, SWIFT and APIs.  She is also Co-Chair of the bank’s Disability Action Network New York Chapter.

Prior to joining the bank, Barbara was a corporate treasury practitioner.  Barbara held the position of Manager, Banking Services and Administration at Philip Morris Management Corp. where she directed the US treasury operations team responsible for funds movement including FX confirmations, tax payments and debt service.  She also evaluated and implemented bank services, including price negotiation and compensation; and administered the bank account and contract management programs.

Barbara has held management positions within corporate treasury at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and Arbor National Mortgage. An Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Barbara performed internal treasury management consulting studies, formulated enterprise payments policies and strategies, established and then managed the Bank Control Department, and served as Cash Manager for the Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith retail branch office network, where she implemented innovative liquidity management programs.

Barbara earned her MBA in Finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), and is certified by SWIFT as a Payments Expert.  She has been a featured speaker at industry conferences (e.g., Commonwealth AFP, IOMA, GFOA, New England AFP, New York Cash Exchange, Payments Canada Summit, Windy City Summit, Women in Payments, RECAP, Rocky Mountain Summit, Trea$ury Initiatives) on topics including SWIFT, ISO 20022 XML, payments fraud prevention and emerging payments solutions.   Her article, Check and ACH Fraud:  Seven Points of Attack, was published in the AFP Exchange.

The complete details of the upcoming event are as follows:   

Date: April 21, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am MT (Virtual Networking) 

10:00am - 11:00am MT (Webinar)

Location: Webex 

Event Cost:
 Members - Free  Non-Members - $25.00

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