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2015 FGFOA Annual Conference Presentations

2015 Conference Program

2015 Overall Conference Survey

 
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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 
Survey


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


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