AAFA Announces Appointment of Sara Babitt of Xplora Search Group as 2018-2019 Secretary of the Board of Directors


The American Association of Finance and Accounting, or AAFA, is proud to announce the appointment of Sara Babitt as the 2018-2019 Secretary of the Board of Directors. A member of AAFA for almost a year, Sara has exhibited an exceptional dedication to AAFA’s mission and is an admirable leader within the executive staffing industry.

Babitt is an Executive Recruiter and Director for Xplora Search Group , the American Association of Finance & Accounting’s Philadelphia affiliate. At Xplora, Sara and her team provide executive talent acquisition services to Philadelphia-area employers for entry level to C-Suite hiring needs. Babitt has consistently been recognized as the top producer for the company. With over seven years of direct hire recruiting experience, she has proven extremely successfully as a result of her consistent approach to building sustainable relationships in the finance and accounting industry. She has a wide array of expertises including, Big 4 & Regional Public Accounting, SEC and Financial Reporting & Analysis.

In addition to Sara’s experiences working within the recruitment industry, for the last seven years she has been an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. She instructs multiple business and career capstone courses and serves as a mentor to the future generation of business professionals.

As a result of Babitt’s previous professional experiences, we could not be more pleased with her election to the organization’s Executive Committee. As Secretary of the American Association of Finance and Accounting, or AAFA, Babbit will be in charge of maintaining and archiving operating documentation for the organization, such as meeting minutes and financials. In addition to maintaining the organization’s archive of operational and financial documentation, Ms. Babitt will also lead staff training at the organization’s annual conferences and retreats

Babitt is a graduate of Drexel University where she received a B.S. in Finance and Legal Studies followed by an MBA in Organization Management. She was the Top Producer Award recipient for five years in a row, received Philadelphia Business Journal’s People on the Move in 2015 as well as the Excellence Award in both 2011 and 2014.

We would like to thank Sara Babitt for her devotion and hard work to the continued development of both accounting and finance hiring managers and job seekers alike. We know her expertise and background will be of great benefit to AAFA’s leadership team throughout the coming year.

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