2022 NASC Annual Conference Materials Page


Wednesday, March 16
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CT

Opening Remarks
  • Lynne Bajema, State Comptroller (OK) and NASC President

Session A: The Hidden Worker: Understanding Today’s Labor Force and Labor Shortage and What It Means for Hiring and Retention in the Public Sector  I PDF File
  • Bob Jaros, State Controller (CO) and NASC Executive Committee Member
  • Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer, Technical College System of Georgia
  • Chris Young, Senior Manager, Public Service Strategy & Consulting, Accenture
9:05 – 10:20 a.m. CT

Session B: Pandemic Funding Oversight and Reporting: Following the Dollars to Achieve Accountability and Transparency While Minimizing Fraud and Abuse  I PDF File  PDF File PDF File
  • Tammie Brown, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jeffrey Sural, Senior Broadband Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Lisa Reijula, Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. CT Session C: Digital Transformation: Fixed, Fixable and Fictitious Barriers to Government Transformation  I PDF File
  • Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME) and NASC Vice President
  • Ruth Schwartz, Director – Sigma Operations and Support (MI) 
  • Ivan Beraha, Senior Solution Architect, CGI
11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. CT Session D: Fireside Chat: Lessons Learned During a Global Pandemic (Teleworking, Ethics, Tax Compliance & Employee Engagement)  PDF File
  • Janica Gines, Director, Division of Finance (UT)
  • Jessica Dunyon, Go to Market Management Director, Infor 
1:25 – 3:05 p.m. CT
Comptrollers’ Roundtable 1: Federal-State Issues  I Agenda
  • Moderator: Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME) and NASC Vice President
3:30 – 4:10 p.m. CT

Session E: Transforming Your Finance Function in an Incremental Manner   I PDF File
  • William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth (MA)
  • Geoff Plante, Partner, KPMG 
4:25 – 5:15 p.m. CT

Session F: GASB Update  I PDF File
  • Joel Black, Chairman, GASB
  • Alan Skelton, Director of Research & Technical Activities, GASB

Thursday, March 17
8:00 – 8:40 a.m. CT

Session G: Cybersecurity and the Infrastructure Bill  I PDF File
  • Matt Singleton, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OK)
  • Eric Berman, Partner, Eide Bailly
  • Michael Nouguier, Director of Cybersecurity Services, Eide Bailly 
8:45 – 9:25 a.m. CT
Session H: Controllers as Strategic Advisor: Beyond the Financial Statements  I PDF File
  • Philip Olsen, State Accounting Administrator, Department of Administrative Services (NE) 
  • Beth Portman, Senior Manager, Deloitte
  • Amy Tener, Managing Director, Deloitte
9:45 – 10:35 a.m. CT

Session I: Creating a Risk Intelligent Culture in the Cloud Era  I PDF File
  • William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth (MA)
  • Cheryl Grey, Administrator, State Financial Services Division (MT), Oracle
  • Mark Betchey, Director Statewide Strategy, Oracle 
10:45 – 11:25 a.m. CT Session J: Are States Receiving a Fair Recovery for Overhead Costs They Incur to Support Federal Programs?  I PDF File
  • Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME) and NASC Vice President
  • Nelson Clugston, Vice President, MAXIMUS 
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. CT
Session K: Pensions: Largest Asset/Liability and Opportunity?  I PDF File
  • Jenifer O’Neal, Director, Office of Management and Budget (VI) 
  • Josef Pilger, Global Pension and Retirement Leader, EY
  • Mark Whitman, Oklahoma City Office Managing Partner, EY 
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. CT
Comptrollers’ Roundtable 2: Operational Effectiveness  I Agenda
  • Moderator: Cheryl Grey, Administrator, State Financial Services Division (MT) and NASC Secretary/Treasurer
2:55 – 3:35 p.m. CT

Session L: ERP Implementations: Selections, Implementation and Dealing with Implementations Remotely  I PDF File
  • Michael Schaub, Senior Staff Consultant, Office of Financial Management (WA)
  • Brian Tinney, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Management (WA)  
  • Diane Langham, Consultant, Plante Moran
  • Robin Milne, Principal, Plante Moran
3:45 p.m. CT
NASC Business Meeting  I Materials emailed to members

Friday, March 18
8:00 – 8:40 a.m. CT

Session M: Gain Insight and Control for Improved Compliance and Audits  I PDF File
  • Kathleen Baxter, State Comptroller (AL) and NASC Executive Committee Member
  • Sherri Schuller, Regional Sales Executive, Public Sector, SAP Concur
8:45 – 9:25 p.m. CT

Session N: Finance Analytics for State Government  I PDF File
  • Samuel Gallaher Ph.D., Audit Analytics Manager, City and County of Denver Auditor's Office
  • Rowan Miranda, Sr. Managing Partner, Government Strategy, Workday
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. CT

Session O: Cost Allocation Within ERP Systems and Idle Capacity  I PDF File
  • Rachael Krizanek, Director, Internal Controls and Policy (GA)
  • Amy Ferraro Whitsett, Vice President of State Solutions, MGT Consulting
  • Bret Schlyer, Vice President, MGT Consulting  
10:25 – 11:05 a.m. CT

Session P: Keys to Streamlining the ACFR Timeline  PDF File PDF File
  • David Starkey, Director of Statewide Reporting, Comptroller General’s Office (SC)
  • Remi Omisore, Principal, CLA 
11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. CT

Comptrollers’ Roundtable 3: General Topics  I Agenda
  • Bob Jaros, State Controller (CO) and NASC Executive Committee Member


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