2018 - Montgomery, AL


Conference Presentations & Bios

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Wednesday, March 21
Session A: State of the States

H John Hicks, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers

Session B: How Digital Technologies Are Transforming the Comptroller Function
H Bill Kilmartin, Director, Health and Public Service, Accenture
Anna Maria Kiehl, State Comptroller/Chief Accounting Officer (PA), and Immediate Past President Of NASC

Session C: Managing for Results – From the Comptroller’s Office and Beyond 
H Erick Scheminske, Director, Consulting, CGI
Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME)

Session D: Prioritizing & Enabling Internal Controls During ERP/Cloud SaaS & Other Enterprise System Implementations 
H  Jeff Goodwin, Partner, Deloitte
Bharath Chari, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Comptrollers' Roundtable 1: Federal-State Issues
A ModeratorAlan Skelton, State Accounting Officer (GA), and Vice President Of NASC

Session E: GASB Update
  Dave Vaudt, Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Dave Bean, Director of Research & Technical Activities, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Thursday, March 22
Session F: Accounting Treatment for Cloud Computing Arrangements
H Yash Acharya, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG

Session G: The Value of Using Advanced Analytics to Perform 100% Review of Your Financial Transactions in Real-Time 
H Ted Walter, Senior Director, Internal Audit, FICO
Gordon Rule, Business Expense Manager, Stanford University

Session H:  Security and Privacy Concerns – Protecting Confidential Data Against Unauthorized Access 
Gail Coury, Chief Information Security Officer, Oracle Cloud
Ryan Allen, Chief Information Security Officer for The Office of Information Technology (AL)

Session I: Federal Issues (SWCAP / Cost Principles / Uniform Guidance)
H Nelson Clugston, Vice President, MAXIMUS
Marcie Handy, Assistant Comptroller (UT)

Comptrollers' Roundtable 2: Operational Effectiveness
A Moderator: Stacy Neal, Director of Accounting (MO)

Session J: Digital Thinking in Government
H J.D. Williams, Senior Principal, State and Local Government, Infor
Clark Partridge, State Comptroller (AZ)

Session K:  Tax Reform Impact on State and Local Governments 
H Javi Borges, State and Local Government Leader, EY
Adrienne Figur, Partner, EY
Joe Huddleston, Executive Director, Tax Services/National Tax, EY
Friday, March 23
Session L: Leveraging Technology to Modernize Government
H Cathlyn Coons, Subject Matter Expert, Workiva
C. Christina Ho, CEO & Founder Policyinsights, Inc. 
Cheryl Grey, Administrator, Department of Administration (MT)
Kris Martins, Deputy State Accounting Officer (GA)

Session M:  Change Management: Change Within the Organization Is All About People, People, People!
H Robin Milne, Senior Manager, Plante Moran
Sandra Urbanek, Deputy State Auditor (WY)

Session N:  Producing Faster CAFRs
H Elizabeth Colcord, Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager (NC)
Richard Eckstrom, Comptroller General (SC)
Marcie Handy, Assistant Comptroller (UT)
Brian Tinney, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Management (WA)

Comptrollers' Roundtable 3: General Topics
A Moderator: Lynne Bajema, State Comptroller (OK) 

The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.