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2014 FGFOA Annual Conference Presentations

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Budget, Economics, and Financial Planning Pre-Conference Seminar(TB)
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
The Budget Process - Cutting Edge- Fred Coulter and Dave Hardison 

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Controlling Expenditures - Managing Costs You Can't Control- Todd Bond and Mike Villella
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Going with the Flow - Finding Ways to Adapt to a Turbulent Economy- Mike Nadol
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Investment Pre-Conference Seminar(TB)

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Foundation for Investing Public Funds - The Five W's-Terry McCall
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Investment Strategies for Small to Medium-Sized Governments- Jeff Larson and Mark Mason 

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Investment Strategies and Options for Local Governments- John Grady
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Investment Hot Topics- Jason Celente 

Sunday, June 1, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Affordable Healthcare Act Update- Kate Grangard

GASB Update- David Bean

3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

GASB Hot Topics- David Bean

Recent Economic Developments Impacting Todays Bond Market- Jason Grubbs and John Mazyck

Monday, June 2, 2014
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Accounting & Financial Reporting for Pensions, GASB 67 & 68- Garry Green, Jim Rizzo and Mark White

Fund Balance Budgeting- Angela Balent, John Incorvaia, and Joyce Shanahan: Fund Balance Budgeting Presentation

Tax Exempt Bonds: An Endangered Species- William Hirate, John McWilliams and Lisa Olsen

Translating Leadership Qualities into Behaviors- David Rabiner, Document

1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Collective Bargaining and Other Union Issues- Michael Mattimore

General Fund Five-Year Forecasting on the Fly- Jeff McGarvey, Jonathan Varnes, and Bill Spinelli

Local Government Accountability Update- Marilyn Rosetti, Christina Smith and Mark Merry

Update on Financing Options for Smaller, Less Frequent Government Borrowers- Steve Siple

3:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Community Redevelopment Agencies but Were Afarid to Ask- Ted Sauerbeck and Carol Westmoreland

Federal Single Audit Act Update- Bill Blend and Daniel O'Keefe

Information Technology Governance- Raj Patel

What's New in Government Banking-Making the Most of Your Banking Partners- Chris Arrington and Lorraine Waters

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Be Careful What You Ask For: Managing an Investment Portfolio in a Rising Interest Rate Environment- John Burford and Craig Dismuke

Cash Flow Analysis-Monitoring Unrestricted Cash- Jerry Boop and Fenil Patel

Cost Allocation- Lynda Dennis; Outline

Pension Challenges Ahead - DB vs. DC- Jim Linn

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Accounting Complexities Facing Local Governments- Andrew Laflin

Can We Look Long Range Again?- Jeffrey Cleveland

Effective Meetings with Action Oriented Agenda- Linda Howard and Michael Moreno; Meeting Activity

Nuts and Bolts of Defines Contribution Plan-Investing and Other Fiduciary Responsibilities- Dana Blydenburgh and Steve Gordon

11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
COSO Framework- Donna Collins

Disaster Preparation and Recovery: What is Your Responsibility?- Nicole Gasparri

How to Deal With the Press on Financial Issues- Shannon Ramsey-Chessman, Kathy Burstein, and Beth Kassab

Investment Approaches for Small to Medium Governments- Jeff Larson and Chris Trovato

3:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Finding the Next Finance Director- Colin Baenziger and Merv Timberlake

Internal Audit Forum- Margaret Krym and Dennis Schindel

Outlook for the Economy and the Impact on the Municipal Bond Market- Jim DeMasi and Alan Murphy
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Why Customer Service is Critical for the Every Day Professional- Kathleen Bregel and Larry Bregel

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Ethics- J. Edward Grossman

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Risk Impacted Fixed Cost Benefit Alternatives to 401(k) Type Defined-Contribution Systems- Kelly Coffing and Edward Friend

Financial Transparency- Ken Burke, Kathi Pletzke, and Susan Smith: Fiscal Transparency Presentation

Municipal Utility Operations-Internal Controls and Best Practices- Donald Eckert and Ingrid Gaskin-Friar

What's Next for Interest Rates?- David Jang and Sharon Stark

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Legislative Update- Amber Hughes and David Suggs

Understanding Government Related Fraud- Curtis Binney

Update on Rating Agency Process- Patty McGuigan and Julie Santamaria

What Every Finance Officer Needs to Know About Economic Incentives- Rob Sitterley