Mary S. Schaeffer, AP Now's publisher and editorial director, is a nationally recognized accounts payable expert. She is the author of over 15 business books, most focused on accounts payable issues, as well as a monthly newsletter and a free weekly e-zine. Before turning to writing and consulting she worked in the corporate world as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain. She speaks regularly at industry events, one-day seminars, conferences and online events. She has an MBA in Finance and a BS in Mathematics.