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2015 FGFOA Annual Conference Presentations

2015 Conference Program

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Saturday, June 13
Leadership Pre-Conference

8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Using Communication to Improve your Leadership - David Alba

1:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

True Balance... Life-Work Balance - Alaa El-Halwagy


Investing Pre-Conference
 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
The State of the Economy - Jim DeMasi

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Best Practices and Cash Flow Analysis - Fenil Patel, Jeff Larson and John Huber

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Government Sponsored Entities - Carl Moerbe

3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Excel'ing @ Bonds Bootcamp - Kevin Webb 

Sunday, June 14

1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
Workers' Compensation and the Impact of the Heart Bill on Municipal Budgeting - David Lodwick

GASB Update - David Bean

3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
GASB Hot Topics - David Bean

Public Offerings and Direct Placements: Financing Alternatives to Meet Your Capital Needs - Melissa Heller and Sergio Masvidal

Monday, June 15

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Beginner Boot Camp Day 1- Lynda Dennis
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3 P's to Board Presentations & Negotiations - Linda Yates

Challenges Treasurers Face in a Changing Interest Rate Environment - Ed Halsey, David Messerly and Jim Powell

Integrated, Interactive Financial Sustainability Modeling - Michael Burton, Maria Joyner, Chris Tenney and Erick Van Malssen

Local Government Accountability Update - Kathy Dubose, Derek Noonan and Marilyn Rosetti


1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 
Accounting Complexities Facing Local Government IV - Andrew Laflin

Collective Bargaining and Other Union Issues - Cindy Kelley

Investments 101 - Dan Carpenter, Jeff Larson and Mark Mason

Priority Based Budgeting - Trina Pulliam

3:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Affordable Health Care Act Update - Clay Austin

Economic Update - David Jang and Sharon Stark

Impact of Changes to Integrated Control Structure on Local Governments - Bill Blend and Daniel O'Keefe 

Investments 201 - Miriam Cleary and Mary Donovan

Tuesday, June 16

8:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Beginner Boot Camp Day 2- Lynda Dennis
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. 
A Closer Look at the New Pension Standards Beyond the Basics - Jim Rizzo and Mark White

Effective Fixed Income Strategies - Relying on Historical Performance and Current Market Conditions - John Grady and Tom Tight

Organizational Excellence - Creating an Employee Driven Culture - Harry Kenworthy

Revenue Diversification - David Keller, Laura Reece, and Frank DiPaolo

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Are You Already a Coach and You Don't Know It? - Nicole Gasparri

Internal Auditing 101 - Brett Friedman and Margo Lind

Putting EMMA to Work for You - Leila Barbour and John Sugden

Upgrading Infrastructure through Energy Conservation Contracts - Gregg Eaton, Eric Herman, Bryan Reardon and Donna Lovejoy

11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday Business Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 
Economic Development - How Can It Impact Your Budget? - Robert Chandler

Federal Single Audit Act Update - James Halleran

Outsourcing Treasury Management Investments Services - Mark DeBord and Christopher Greco

Risk Management is Everybody's Business: Controlling Cost and Maximizing Productivity - Michelle Martin

3:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Banking Services: Effective Ways to Manage Your Bank Relationships (Panel Discussion) - Mark Mason and Rene O'Day 

Contracting and Public-Private Partnerships - Joe Saviak; Presentation 2

Lessons Learned from recent Fraud Cases - Yvonne Clayborne and Debbie Goode 

Workers Compensation Insurance - George Helm and Ron Warble

Wednesday, June 17

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

8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Building a Better Budget Document - Rita Rodriguez

Health Plans, Health Care Costs, Networks, and Quality of Services - Michele Deverich and Kurt Gehring

The Nuts and Bolts of an Audit - Michael Futterman and Beila Sherman 

What do Investors Think of Your City? - Ted Damutz, Don Farrell and John Mousseau

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Code of Ethics as an Effective Control in Government - Linda Dufresne

Legislative Update - Amber Hughes

The Role of the Fiduciary in Pension Fund Investments - Jim Cooke and Pedro Herrera