2021 - Virtual Conference

Tuesday, June 8
 
10:30 – 11:35 a.m. ET

 
Welcoming Remarks
  • Greg Griffin, NSAA President and Program Chair, State Auditor (GA)
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT
Staying Motivated and Moving Forward
  • Denise Ryan, Owner, FireStar
11:35 – 11:45 a.m. ET Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

 
Single Audit, Uniform Guidance and COVID-Related Funding: An Update on Current Issues  I PDF File
  • Tammie Brown, Assistant Director, U.S. DHHS/OIG/OAS/NEAR
  • Debbie Harker, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Treasury, Office of Inspector General
1:00 – 2:20 p.m. ET

 
Lunch Break & Awards Ceremony (ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Greg Griffin, NSAA President and Program Chair, State Auditor (GA)
  • Greg Hook, Chair, NSAA Excellence in Accountability Awards Committee, Legislative Auditor (MD)
2:20 – 3:10 p.m. ET
 
 
Leading Virtual Teams  PDF File & Handout
  • Jessica Sacchetti, President, 20-20 Services
  • George Zoglio, Senior Faculty Instructor, 20-20 Services
3:10 – 3:20 p.m. ET Break
3:20 – 4:10 p.m. ET

 
Detecting and Combatting Fraud Across the COVID-19 Landscape  I Bronner-PDF File & Mahon-PDF File
  • Gila Bronner, President & CEO, Bronner Group
  • Paul Joyce, State Examiner (IN)
  • Mark Mahon, Director of Special Investigations, State Board of Accounts (IN)
4:10 – 4:25 p.m. ET Break
4:25 – 5:15 p.m. ET

 
Who Needs Conflict Anyway: Reframing to Avoid and Mitigate Conflict  I PDF File
  • Mike Brown, Senior National Instructor, Becker Professional Education


Wednesday, June 9
 
10:30 – 11:55 a.m. ET

 
Welcoming Remarks
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT
The Fit Leader’s Toolkit  
- The 90-Day Runway
The Opportunity Board
- The Confidence Net
- The Gift of Feedback
- Vanishing To-Do List
  • Dr. David Chinsky, Founder and CEO, Institute for Leadership Fitness, LLC  
11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. ET Break
12:05 – 12:55 p.m. ET
 
Finding Your Cultural Sweet Spot: How Branding and Creativity Impact Success  I PDF File
  • Susan Denton, Communications Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury (TN)
  • Nicole Shaffer, Communications Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury (TN)
12:55 – 2:00 p.m. ET Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. ET
 
10 Best Practices to Kick-Start Your Data Analytics Program  I PDF File
  • Penny Dillon, Director of Data Analytics, Office of the State Auditor (MA)
  • Ken Petersen, Director and Product Manager, TeamMate Analytics, Wolters Kluwer
2:50 – 3:00 p.m. ET Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. ET
 
Emerging Issues Roundtable
  • Moderator: Scott Frank, Director of Performance and IT Audit, Office of the State Auditor (WA)
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. ET Break
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET
 
NSAA Business Meeting  I Only NSAA members and member office staff may attend. Meeting materials and connection information will be emailed to members and staff.


Thursday, June 10
 
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET
 
Welcoming Remarks
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT
Marketing/Communicating the Audit Function  I PDF File
  • Kade Minchey, Legislative Auditor (UT)
11:30 – 11:40 a.m. ET Break
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
 
GASB Update  I PDF File
  • Joel Black, Chairman, GASB
  • Alan Skelton, Director of Research and Technical Activities, GASB
  • Dianne Ray, State Auditor (CO) and Board Member, GASB
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:10 p.m. ET

 
Presentations by NSAA’s Excellence in Accountability Award Winners (Part 1)

Moderator: Greg Hook, Legislative Auditor (MD) and Chair, Excellence in Accountability Awards Committee

Small Performance Audit: Administration of the Georgia Film Tax Credit  I PDF File
  • Matt Taylor, Deputy Director, Performance Audit Division, Department of Audits and Accounts (GA)
Small Performance Audit: Detection and Prevention of Worker Misclassification  I PDF File
  • Emily Dixon, Performance Audit Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor (LA)
Large Performance Audit: Department of Children and Family Services Investigations of Abuse and Neglect  I 
PDF File
  • Mike Paoni, Assistant Director of Performance Audits, Office of the Auditor General (IL)
3:10 – 3:25 p.m. ET Break
3:25 – 4:45 p.m. ET

 
Presentations by NSAA’s Excellence in Accountability Award Winners (Part 2)

Moderator: Greg Hook, Legislative Auditor (MD) and Chair, Excellence in Accountability Awards Committee

Special Project: Municipal Police Training and Accountability in Massachusetts  I PDF File
  • Suzanne Bump, State Auditor (MA)
  • Dr. Ben Tafoya, Director of Division of Local Mandates, Office of the State Auditor (MA)
Forensic Report: Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy Special Investigation I PDF File
  • Mike Bozymski, Deputy State Examiner, State Board of Accounts (IN)
  • Mark Mahon, Director of Special Investigations, State Board of Accounts (IN)
  • Tammy Baker, Supervisory Special Investigator, State Board of Accounts (IN)
  • Emily VanCuren, Special Investigator, State Board of Accounts (IN)
  • Bill Vinson, Senior Special Investigator (retired), State Board of Accounts (IN)

Closing Remarks and Conference Adjournment
  • Greg Griffin, NSAA President and Program Chair, State Auditor (GA)
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT


 


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.