65th
MDGFOA Spring 2015 Conference
April 24, 2015
BWI Marriott
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8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Introduction and Welcome
Ted Zaleski, President, MDGFOA
9:10 am Technical Session I
Government Reporting
Victoria Lewis, Project Manager, Dept of Tech Services, Montgomery County
Scott Coble, Mgr of Process and Technology, OMB, Montgomery County
Karen Hawkins, CFO, Dept of Finance, Montgomery County

This session will discuss the experience in Montgomery County in the use of IT tools for increased public transparency on budget, spending, and expanded access to financial information.   The panel will provide tips and lessons learned for budget and finance officers looking to leverage these tools for the first time or for enhanced capabilities for existing systems.
10:00 am Technical Session II
Department of Business and Economic Development Update
DBED Representative

This session will cover new programs and policy initiatives of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Technical Session III
Maryland General Assembly Update
Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties
Warren Deschenaux, Director, Office of Policy Analysis, MD Dept of Legislative Services

This session will examine what happened and did not happen in the 2015 session of the Maryland General Assembly, particularly as it relates to the budget and State and Local government finances.
12:00 noon Networking Reception
12:30 pm Luncheon
1:30 pm Technical Session VI
Economic Update
Darairus Irani, Chief Economist of the Regional Economic and Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson Univ., Director State Dept of Assessment and Taxation

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. Credit Program, Assessment Appeals, and provide a look forward to the 2016 Reassessment Process.
2:20 pm Technical Session V
Single Audit
CliftonLarsonAllen
SB & Company

This session will cover changes to the Federal Single Audit
3:10 pm Break
3:30 pm Technical Session VI
The Latest in Fraud
Gwen Evans, VP, Treasury Product Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Companies are hit by fraud attempts every hour of every day. Even after organizations implement the latest fraud controls, new types of fraud inevitably emerge. Learn how to ensure that fraud attempts on your company don’t succeed. You’ll see the latest fraud figures and learn important information about growing fraud threats, including account takeover fraud, impostor fraud, and mobile fraud. You’ll hear what your bank is doing to protect your accounts and what you need to do to secure your cash.


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