MDGFOA Fall 2014 Conference Review
-Jason Zimmerman

The MDGFOA held its fall conference at the BWI Marriott on October 24, 2014. Above and beyond the usual excitement of great topics and engaging speakers, this conference was extra special in that it marked MDGFOA’s 65th Anniversary.

After opening remarks from MDGFOA President Ted Zaleski, the first speaker of the day was Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, who had good news that the country was on the upswing, but that MD was not reaping these benefits due to our lack of energy or manufacturing industries. Following Anirban, was Andrew Schaufele, Director of Revenue Estimates, who echoed the same outlook and went further to show that MD’s revenues would continue to struggle. After the break, we returned to hear a presentation by Stephanie Beran, Managing Director, Business and Operational Risk Management, Legg Mason, on various techniques and mindsets for women to be successful in the business world.

As always, our group thoroughly enjoyed the networking session followed by a delicious lunch as well as the celebratory 65th Anniversary cakes. As our crowd rejoined the conference, we had a very engaging and eye-opening session with the Secret Service who went over various fraud, counterfeiting, and cyber-crime threats and tips for protecting not only local government, but individuals as well. Following the second break of the day, Rob Roque, Senior Manager, GFOA Research and Consulting Center, walked our organization through the ERP process for cloud based technology. Finally, Jennifer Diercksen, Analyst for Moody’s, gave a presentation on pension adjustments.

Please ensure that you register for the winter conference. It will be held at the BWI Marriott on January 30, 2015. The fall conference was sold out, so do not delay.

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