June 17-19, 2015
Clarion Resort Fountainebleau Hotel
Ocean City, MD


Speaker Bios

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Adult: $65.00
Child 5-12: $35
Child under 5: n/c

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Speaker Biographies

  Wednesday, June 17, 2015
11:00 a.m.
MDGFOA Annual Golf Tournament
Bay Club Golf Course
Berlin, MD

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1:00 p.m. Time to Get Serious about Information
Security/Spreadsheet Risk- Can it be Eliminated
(4 CPE)
Bryan Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA

                                                                                  Practice Files will be sent several days before the session for you to download and follow along. Please feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, etc. 
2:45 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. Time to Get Serious about Information
Security/Spreadsheet Risk- Can it be Eliminated
Bryan Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA

2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:


7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night at the Clarion
8:00 p.m.

Fager's Island Event
Shuttle from the Clarion Available
Plus One Invite    You must RSVP to attend


Thursday, June 18, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Join us for our Continental Breakfast


8:50 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Ted Zaleski, President, MDGFOA

9:10 a.m.
Legal Issues for Finance Officers
(1 CPE)
Montgomery County

This session will examine the various legal issues affecting Finance officers including public information requests, labor law and various disclosures

10:00 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:20 a.m.
Shared OPEB Trusts
(1 CPE)

Michael Sanderson, MACo
Steven James, MD Assoc. of Boards of Education

This session will cover the new Maryland Association of Counties OPEB trust and the existing trust operated by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education

11:10 a.m.
VIP Session (1 CPE)

This session will provide an overview of Maryland Government
from the perspective of our VIP

12:00 p.m. Networking Session
12:30 p.m.

Horizons Restaurant

Hosted by:

1:30 p.m.
I received my allocated Net Pension Liability from the State,
what do I do now?
(1 CPE)

William Seymour,SB & Company
Dean Kenderdine, State Retirement and Pension System

The participating government units in the State Retirement and Pension System
have received information related to their allocated share of the net pension liability.  What comes next?  This session will focus on the development of the allocated net pension liability, the steps to implement GASB 68 for cost sharing plans, and include examples  for implementation.

2:20 p.m.
Economic Update ( 1 CPE)

Peter Morici, University of Maryland

This session will examine the state of the national and Maryland economies and the prospects for continued economic recovery. Forecasts for job creation, economic growth, inflation, and other economic indicators will be discussed.

3:10 p.m. MDGFOA Business Meeting

Raffle Drawing
(must be present to win)
6:00 p.m. Beach Bar-B-Que!
Hibiscus Garden Beachside

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7:00 p.m. Children's Craft and Game Event
8:00 p.m.
Dessert and Irish Coffee
Lower Deck Beachside

Hosted by:
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Horizons Restaurant

Hosted by:

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Martin (Marty) Jacobs, President MDGFOA
9:10 a.m.
Public-Private Partnerships for Storm-Water Management (1 CPE)

Prince George's County

This session will examine public-private partnership in the management and implementation of storm-water mitigation projects.

10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m.
Banking, Payment and Technology Trends: Practical Considerations for the Public Sector (2 CPE)

Bethann Johnston, Bank of America

Understand how new payment models, technology adoption and regulatory developments are transforming your banking and payment environment. Assess current and expected changes, risks and benefits and be prepared to thrive in the evolving payments landscape.

12:00 p.m.

Raffle Drawing
(Must be present to win)

Horizons Restaurant

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