2020 - Virtual Conference

Speaker Bios

H = Presentation Handouts

Virtual Training Brochure

NOTE: Not all presenters make their presentation available prior to the conference.

Tuesday, April 21

Never Wrestle with Pigs: Dealing with Difficult People

H Dr. Lavon Gray, Professional Speaker, Author and Corporate Conflict Expert
Why Organizational Change Management is So Important
H Robin Milne, Principal, Information Technology Consulting, Plante Moran
  Steve Nielson, Senior Financial Consultant, Office of Financial Management (WA)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Franklin Plaistowe, State HR Assitant Director, Office of Financial Management (WA)
  Anne Hansen, Senior Training and Development Manager, Office of Financial Management (WA)
  Steven Puvogel, Budget Assistant to the Governor, Budget Division - Operations, Office of Financial Management (WA)
Define Your Tomorrow: Shaping Organizations and Teams for Success
Dr. Lavon Gray, Professional Speaker, Author and Corporate Conflict Expert
Write It So They Read It: Instantly Effective Email Tips for the Super-Busy Writer
*Please print this handout as you will need it during the presentation.
Mandi Stanley, Certified Speaking Professional
Building a Modern Work Enviroment - Physical Workspace, Dress-for-your-Day, Technology, Flex Schedules, Mobile Work and Infants at Work
H Carol Schwinne, Director of Administration, Department of Audits and Accounts (GA)
Robin Vazquez,
 Workforce Strategies Section Chief, Office of Financial Management (WA) 

Wednesday, April 22

Motivating Young/New Leaders
H Daryl Purpera, Legislative Auditor (LA)
Concurrent Session: Yellow Book Update
H Jim Dalkin, Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Concurrent Session: Finance Roundtable
H Moderator: Steve Nielson, Senior Financial Consultant, Office of Financial Management (WA)
Concurrent Session: GASB Update
H David Bean, Director of Research and Technical Services, GASB
Concurrent Session: Performance Audit Roundtable
  H       Moderator: Scott Frank, Director of Performance and IT Audit, Office of the State Auditor (WA) 
Inspiration vs. Motivation
H Dr. Trish Holliday, Founding Partner, Holliday Kenning
Data Analytics and AI: Where Are We Now?
H Jon Ault, Principal - Technology Consulting, Eide Bailly LLP
Learning as a Cultural Catalyst
H Dr. Trish Holliday, Founding Partner, Holliday Kenning

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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.