Friday, August 28

Today's Sessions At-A-Glance

All times are shown in EDT.

10:30 – 10:35 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
  • Beth Pearce, President of NASACT and State Treasurer (VT)
10:35 – 11:50 a.m. Session #21
Crisis Management: Operational Challenges During COVID-19
  • Moderator: Beth Pearce, State Treasurer (VT)
  • Pat McCarthy, State Auditor (WA)
  • Stacy Neal, Director of Accounting (MO)
  • Kathryn Burton, Chief of Staff, Office of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
  • Hillary Thompson, Project Lead, Vermont COVID-19 Response and Recovery Project, Guidehouse
11:50 – 12:00 p.m.
10-Minute Break
12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Session #22
Assisting Governments to Target Economic Development in a COVID-19 Environment
  • Greg Hamilton, Director, Mastercard
  • Steven Wysmuller, Vice President, Government & Public Sector, Data & Services, Mastercard
  • Mohamed Abdelhameid, Director, Center for Government Synergism, City of Seat Pleasant (MD)
  • Eugene W. Grant, Mayor, City of Seat Pleasant (MD)
12:50 – 1:00 p.m.  10-Minute Break
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.  Session #23
Pandemics vs. States: Testing Controls in the Wake of COVID-19
  • Julia Fischer, Director, Data Services (MD)
  • Lori Pilcher, Regional Inspector General, Audit Services, OIG HHS
  • Robert M. Finlayson, III, Senior Business Development Executive, Tyler Technologies
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.  Lunch Break

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.  Session #24
How Automating Spend Management Helps States Increase Compliance, Reduce Risk and Enables a Remote Workforce
  • Sherri Schuller, Public Sector, Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert, SAP Concur
  • Karin Carbaugh, Director of Sales, Public Sector, SAP Concur
  • Richard Eckstrom, Comptroller General (SC)
3:40 – 3:50 p.m.  10-Minute Break
3:50 – 4:40 p.m.   Session #25
Boost the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Audits with Data Analytics
  • Chris Magee, Performance Audit Data Analytics Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor (LA)
  • Brent McDougall, Senior Data Analyst, Performance Audit Services, Office of the Legislative Auditor (LA)
4:40 – 4:50 p.m.   Concluding Remarks
  • Elaine Howle, State Auditor (CA) and Incoming President of 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.