2016 Annual Conference
June 11-15
Marriott World Center Orlando, FL



Saturday, June 11
Leadership Pre-Conference
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.           Leading from Who We Are - Scott Paine
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.        Facts and Opinions - Scott Paine
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.           Communicating Leadership - Scott Paine
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.           Persuasion and Management - Scott Paine
 
Investing Pre-Conference
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.          Economic Update - Jack Ablin
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.       Best Practices in Investments - From an Auditor's Perspective - Jeff Larson & Andrew Laflin
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.          Investing Funds in a Rising Interest Rate Environment - Michael Nguyen & Mercy Ndungu
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.          Putting it all Together - An Investment Simulation - Jeff Larson, Michael Nguyen, Brian Hextell & Rene O'Day

Sunday, June 12
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Sponsoring Defined Benefit Plan and "Enterprise Risk Management" - Tom Lowman & Kris Seets
GASB Update - David Bean
 
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 
GASB Hot Topics - David Bean
Easing the Pain: Using your Actuarial Analysis to Control Workers' Compensation Costs - Lisa Chanzit & Cindy Wood

Monday, June 13
8:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. Beginner Boot Camp Day 1- Lynda Dennis
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
 
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lean Today to Change Tomorrow: Successfully Implementing Lean Six Sigma - Mike Sibley
Retirement Plans - How to Assess the Health of Yours and Prescriptions for Recovery - Steve Gordon & Bradley Heinrichs
Local Government Accountability Update - Garry GreenDerek Noonan, and Christina Smith
Unconventional Vision - Nancy Clutts & Darren Gray
 
1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 
Accounting Complexities Facing Local Government  - Andrew Laflin
The Latest Trends in Banking Technology - Corbin Hankins & Mary Harrington
The Role of Internal Controls in Financial Reporting - John Grady
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. 
Emerging Leaders in Local Government - The Honorable Matt Surrency
Investing Funds on a Rising Interest Rate Environment - John Burford & Jeffrey Kern
Pensions and Other Post-Employment Benefits - Stephen Blann
Workers' Compensation and the Impact of the Heart Bill on Municipal Budgeting - David Lodwick

Tuesday, June 14
 
8:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.  Beginner Boot Camp Day 2- Lynda Dennis
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 
Best Practices for an Effective Year-End Closing Process - Lance Schmidt, Tom King & Bill Spinelli 
Moving Financials to the Cloud - Brian Battles & Ray Elwell
Other Investments - Is the Risk Worth the Return? - Steven Alexander & David Jang
Panel Discussion on Revenue Diversification - Frank DiPaolo & David Keller
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
Capital Financing Plan - What Are My Options? - Marianne Edmonds & Robert Ori
Integrating IT into the Audit Process - Brett Friedman & Andrew Weidenhamer
Legislative Update - Amber Hughes & Davin Suggs
Retirement Plans; Fiduciary Best Practices - Jamie Hayes
  
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday Business Luncheon
  
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 
Award Winning CAFR's - Donna Collins
Budget Planning and Forecasting - Diane Reichard
 How to Communicate Financial Information to Citizens and Elected Officials - Ken Burke & Darrel Thomas
New Police and Fire Pension Legislation for Chapters 175 and 185 - Jim LinnTOPB Presentation
 
3:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Cyber Security, Data Breach and PCI Compliance - Jeffrey Palgon
Determining and Appropriate Investment Return Assumption for Pension Plans - Rose Guillette & Jim Rizzo
Economic Update and Market Outlook - Amy BakerKay Chandler, Mel Hamilton, and Julie Hughes
Steps to Minimize Fraud - Bill Blend

Wednesday, June 15
8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Ethics- Bill Blend
  
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 
Development & Implementation of Special Assessment Programs - Sandi Melgarejo, Jeff Rackley, and Robert Sheets
Fraud Detection and Prevention - Dawn Hess-Fischer & Roland Tufts
Implementing the OMB's New Super Circular - Anne Fritz
Sunshine Law and Public Records - Pat Gleason
  
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 
Affordable Care Act Update - Kate Grangard
Pension Investments - Active vs. Passive? - Grant Kalson & Norman Meltz
Performance Data... What Are You Afraid Of? - Susan Boyer & Randy Phillips
Yellow Book and Single Audit Update - Bruce Nunnally