2019 Emerging Leaders Conference Materials Page



Onsite Brochure 

Speaker Bios


H = Presentation Handouts

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

Tuesday, April 9
Adaptive Leadership

H Bud Wrenn, Principal, Pinnacle Consulting & Coaching Group
Responsibilities of Leaders in On-Boarding and Talent Review
  Dr. Trish Holliday, Assistant Commissioner & Chief Learning Officer, Department of Human Resources (TN)
Creating Organizational Clarity for Teammates
H Bud Wrenn, Principal, Pinnacle Consulting & Coaching Group
Writing: Sharpen Your Style
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Dr. Harvey Lillywhite, Director, Quality Communications Group
Succession Planning: Tips and Strategies for States
H Dr. Ernie Ricketts, Human Resources Director, TN Bureau of Investigation
Wednesday, April 10
State of the States
H John Hicks, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
Motivating Team Members
H Jo Dale Guzman, Professional Development Manager, State Auditor’s Office (TX)
Concurrent Session: GASB Update
H David Bean, Director of Research and Technical Services, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Concurrent Session: Performance Audit Roundtable
H Moderators:
Heather Roe, Auditor III, Office of The Comptroller of the Treasury (TN)
Aaron Kistler, Auditor III, Office of The Comptroller of the Treasury (TN)
Concurrent Session: Training Issues Roundtable
H Moderators:
Glen Fowler, Recruiting and Training Manager, State Auditor (CA)
Lizzie Scott, Professional Development Manager, Legislative Auditor (LA)
No-Panic Presentation Skills for Emerging Leaders
  Mandi Stanley, Certified Speaking Professional
Concurrent Session: Yellow Book Update
H Grant Simmons, Senior, FMA Standards Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Concurrent Session: Finance Roundtable
H Moderator: Patti Everill, Senior Financial Specialist, Office of the State Controller (ID)
Concurrent Session: Training Issues Roundtable
H Moderators:
Glen Fowler, Recruiting and Training Manager, State Auditor (CA)
Lizzie Scott, Professional Development Manager, Legislative Auditor (LA)
Employee Evaluations for Development: What Works / What Doesn’t 
H Mindy Kissner, Operations Manager, Division of Legislative Audit (AK)
Amy Brown, Managing Auditor, Legislative Services - Audit Division (ID)
Thursday, April 11
Technology Forecast 2019
H Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
Multi-Generational Workplace and Use of Social Media
H Andrew Esposito, Accounting Manager and Shareholder, Clemans Nelson & Associates
Emerging Issues & Debrief
H Moderators:
Amanda Bibby, Deputy Director, Department of Audits and Accounts (GA)
Jo Dale Guzman, Professional Development Manager, State Auditor’s Office (TX)


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.