Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting

Student Night at North Seattle College


Wednesday, February 26nd, 2020  6:00pm – 8:30pm

6:00-6:30 pm – Social time and networking
6:30-7:00 pm – Dinner and Announcements
7:00-8:30 pm – Speakers

Location Details:
North Star Dining Room (in the College Center building), North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

North Star Dining Room is located in the courtyard circled in red on the first floor. Click to enlarge.

*A parking pass is required to park on campus. You will receive a copy of the parking pass in your registration email. Please print and put it on your dashboard.

Program Description:

Students are invited to join members and other guests at this event focused on the many different career paths in Accounting and Finance. Our panel will be discussing some of the many options for putting accounting and finance education to work, including: Public, Private, and Government. 

Panelist Bios:

Ellina Charipova

For 20+ years, Ellina has worked in Accounting. Throughout her career in Russia, Canada and USA, she learned to communicate clearly, build productive relationships and processes, and solve complex problems in fast-changing environment. Currently, Director of Operational Accounting at Nintex, Ellina is committed to promoting fair ownership, proactiveness and quality, smart flexibility, and equal opportunities at work. If you’d like to talk Accounting, Music or social/community projects, feel free to reach out through LinkedIn.

Dawn Wandschneider

Special Agent and Public Information OfficerDawn Wandschneider has been a Special Agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) for 13 years. She is currently assigned to the Seattle Field Office, Portland Post of Duty. Special Agent Wandschneider has investigated financial crimes involving drugs, strip clubs, health care fraud, labor trafficking, and odometer fraud. Special Agent Wandschneider holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA.

Nicole Garlick

Nicole works at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in the San Francisco Field Office(SFFO). She started with the OCC in June 2015 in the New York Field Office and transferred to the SFFO in June 2017. She received her certification as a National Bank Examiner in July 2019. Nicole works closely with national community banks. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from St. John’s University. She is currently serving as assistant training team leader for the Seattle Field Office.

Dawniell Dickerson

Special Agent Dawniell Dickerson has been a Special Agent with IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) since 2008. She is currently assigned to the Seattle Field Office, Tacoma, WA Post of Duty. Special Agent Dickerson investigates alleged criminal violations of the Internal Revenue laws (Title 26, United States Code) and other related financial crimes. Special Agent Dickerson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Gifts & Prizes for Students who attend! Learn about AFWA Seattle’s Education Scholarships.

Panelist Bios:

Regular & Affiliate Members: $32.00
Standing Reservations: $30.00
Guest: $35.00
Student Member: $5.00 (special price for Student Night)
Student/Faculty Guest: $5.00 (special price for Student Night)

Reservations and payments are made online via the Reservation Form (using our secure Formstack account).  The deadline for reservations is at 5 pm on Monday prior to the dinner meeting in order to guarantee a meal.  Cancellations must be received by the Arrangements chair no later than 5 pm on the Monday before the meeting.  No-shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.  Walk-ins are welcome but with no meal availability guarantee.