Spring Conference

April 24, 2014       BWI Marriott
6 CPE Credits

Speaker Bio's

8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 am - 9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Ted Zaleski, President-Elect, MDGFOA

9:00 am - 9:50 am
Technical Session I: GASB 67 and 68 Implementation
William Seymour, Partner, SB & Company
This discussion will provide practical insights and instruction for implementing the new pension requirements under GASB 67 and 68

9:50 am - 10:40 am
Technical Session II: 2014 Economic Outlook: What Comes Next?
Gary Keith, VP and Regional Economist, M&T Bank
As we enter 2014, the U.S. economy continues to recover, but it faces a number of headwinds.   Gary Keith, regional economist at M&T Bank, will discuss the recent performance of the U.S. and Maryland economies and highlight impediments and opportunities that local government officials should be keeping an eye on.   Topics include the outlook for employment, consumer spending, housing and government tax revenue.

10:40 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - Noon
Technical Session III: 2014 Maryland General Assembly Review
John Rohrer, Office of Policy Analysis, Dept. of Legislative Services
Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, MACo
This presentation will provide in depth analysis from the State and the local perspectives of the 2014 legislatice session and its financial impact on State and local governments.

Noon- 12:30 pm Networking

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Technical Session IV: Email Spoofing and Malware, New Variants and Strategies to Avoid Becoming a Victim
Alan A. Hale, SVP, Bank of America
Discussion on the Evolution of Fraud, Email and Malware risks and Employee Awareness and Best Practices with an emphasis on issues that affect government financial operations.

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Break

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Technical Session V: Maryland Gaming Update
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
Charles LaBoy, CPA, MD Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
This presentation will provide an update on gaming activities in Maryland, including casino operations and the lottery.

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Technical Session VI: Dodd-Frank: Municipal Advisors
Ritta McLaughlin, Chief Educ Officer, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires municipal advisors to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This presentation will discuss what that requirement means for local government finance officers.