2009 Alexander Hamilton Awards Finalists Announced

Treasury & Risk magazine, the leading monthly business publication for senior financial executives, today announced the finalists for the 2009 Alexander Hamilton Best Practices Summit and Awards Program, Scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2009, in New York City.

Now in its 14th year, the awards program recognizes excellence in finance and treasury management and honors the best and the brightest from corporate America's treasury and finance departments. Treasury & Risk's esteemed editorial staff and distinguished panel of judges selected the finalists in the 10 award categories and the best overall winner from a record number of entries.

"We are impressed with the quality and caliber of the submissions we received. Treasury and finance executives have taken on a greater leadership role in helping to steer their companies through these challenging economic conditions and that is reflected in the award entries we have received," said Donna Miskin, Editor-in-Chief of Treasury & Risk magazine.

The finalists will present their projects at the Best Practices Summit, where the first place winners of each category will be announced. Last year's conference drew more than 250 senior-level treasury and finance professionals. This year's meeting features Cardinal Health CFO Jeff Henderson as the keynote speaker.

The 2009 Award Categories and Finalists:

(Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.)

Best Green Strategy
Honeywell International, Kforce and Thrivent Financial Lutherans

Cash Management
City of Los Angeles, Honeywell International and United States Postal Service

Credit Risk Management
Cisco Systems, Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Financial Services

Enterprise Risk Management
Paychex, RTI International and Toyota Financial Services

Financial Risk Management
Adobe Systems, Google and Microsoft Corp.

Liquidity Management
McDonald's Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Financial Services

Retirement and Benefits
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Honeywell International and Zappos.com

Solution of the Year
AON, FXpress Corp. and Treasury Sciences

Technology Excellence
General Electric, Google and Toyota Financial Services

Working Capital Management
DRS Sustainment Systems, Toyota Financial Services and Zappos.com

Registration is free for qualified corporate finance executives, e.g. corporate treasurers, CFOs and controllers. To learn more and register, please visit: www.treasuryandrisk.com/aha

About Treasury & Risk Magazine

Treasury & Risk, published monthly since 1991, covers what its 45,000 subscribers, who are senior financial executives, need to know about new developments, emerging trends, best practices and technology in treasury and risk management as they take on greater leadership roles at U.S. corporations in the wake of the financial crisis. More than just a magazine, Treasury & Risk is a multi-platform professional community - a nexus where finance leaders can exchange ideas, share problems and develop solutions together. For more information, please visit TreasuryandRisk.com.

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