2021 NASC Annual Conference Materials Page


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Tuesday, March 23
10:00 – 11:05 a.m. ET

Opening Remarks
  • Brandon Woolf, State Controller (ID) and President of NASC
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT

Session A: Unboss Your Leadership to Ignite Motivation and Passion in Others  I PDF File
  • Dr. Patrick Sweeney, Professor and Executive Director, Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University School of Business
11:05 – 11:15 a.m. ET Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. ET

Session B: The Future of Work: A View from the Public Sector  I PDF File
  • William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth (MA)
  • Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director, National Association of State Chief Administrators 
  • Jenny Brodie, Global Lead Talent Researcher, Accenture 
  • Kelly Rogers, Senior Manager, Health and Public Services, Management Consulting, Accenture
12:05 – 12:15 p.m. ET Break
12:15 – 1:05 p.m. ET
(Recording not available)
Session C: OMB Update – Grants Under New Management: ARP, 2CFR and the Compliance Supplement  I PDF File
  • Gil Tran, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Office of Management and Budget 
1:05 – 1:55 p.m. ET Lunch Break
1:55 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Comptrollers’ Roundtable 1: Federal-State Issues  I Agenda
  • Moderator: Lynne Bajema, State Comptroller (OK) and Vice President of NASC
2:45 – 2:55 p.m. ET Break
2:55 – 3:35 p.m. ET

Session D: Maximizing Your ERP Investment  I PDF File
  • Kathleen Baxter, State Comptroller (AL)  
  • Kristi Racines, State Auditor (WY)
  • Louise Oliver, Director of Product Management, CGI 
3:35 – 3:45 p.m. ET Break
3:45 – 4:25 p.m. ET

Session E: GASB’s Financial Reporting Model Improvements and the Revenue and Expense Recognition Project  I PDF File
  • Julie Barrientos, Director, Advisory, Financial Management, KPMG
  • David Starkey, Director of Financial Reporting, Office of the Comptroller General (SC)
4:25 – 4:35 p.m. ET Break
4:35 – 5:15 p.m. ET

Session F: Enhancing the User Experience through Cloud Technology: The One Washington Program  I PDF File
  • Avanulas “Vann” Smiley, Executive Director for One Washington, Office of Financial Management (WA)
  • Rowan Miranda, Senior Managing Director for Government Strategy, Workday

Wednesday, March 24
10:00 – 10:55 a.m. ET

Opening Remarks
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT
Session G: State of the States  I PDF File
  • Shelby Kerns, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers 
10:55 – 11:05 a.m. ET Break
11:05 – 11:45 a.m. ET
Session H: Security for Data Operations in a New Era  I PDF File
  • Joshua Whitworth, Chief Deputy Controller, Office of the State Controller (ID)
  • J.D. Williams, Senior Director, State and Local Government, Infor Public Sector
  • Claiborne Collier, Director of Government Cloud Portfolio, Infor Public Sector
11:45 – 11:55 a.m. ET Break
11:55 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. ET

Session I: Governmental Accounting Standards Board Update  I PDF File
  • Dave Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activities, GASB
  • Joel Black, Chairman, GASB
  • Kristopher Knight, Deputy Secretary of State (DE) and GASB Board Member
  • Alan Skelton, Incoming Director of Research and Technical Activities, GASB 
1:10 – 2:15 p.m. ET
Lunch Break & Awards Ceremony
  • Presiding: Brandon Woolf, State Controller (ID) and President of NASC
2:15 – 3:05 p.m. ET
Comptrollers’ Roundtable 2: Operational Effectiveness  I Agenda
  • Moderator: Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME) and Secretary/Treasurer of NASC
3:05 – 3:15 p.m. ET Break
3:15 – 3:55 p.m. ET

Session J: ACFR and Narrative Reporting in the Cloud Era  I PDF File
  • Matt Clarkson, Financial Reporting Supervisor, Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OK)  
  • Kim Champion, President, Innofin Solutions
  • Mark Betchey, Director Statewide Strategy, Business Development, Oracle
  • Jaquelyn Flickinger, Director State & Local Strategy and Business Development – ERP/EPM, Oracle
  • Kapil Garga, Solution Consultant, Oracle  
3:55 – 4:05 p.m. ET Break
4:05 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Session K: Finance Automation Benefits During and After COVID-19  I PDF File
  • Amy Fenstermacher, Manager, Technology Consulting, EY
  • Andrew Kleine, Senior Manager, EY
  • Chris Estes, Finance, Operations & Technology Leader, EY
4:45 – 4:55 p.m. ET Break
4:55 – 5:35 p.m. ET

Session L: Internal Controls in a Remote Environment: What Are State Governments Doing to Strengthen or Change Controls to Maintain Data Security?  I PDF File
  • Patrick Hodges, Deputy Controller, State Controller’s Office (ID)
  • Jodi Daugherty, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Anders Erickson, Cybersecurity Principal, Eide Bailly LLP

Thursday, March 25
10:00 – 10:55 a.m. ET

Opening Remarks
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT
Session M: Reporting Transparency and Oversight of Pandemic Spending: Coronavirus Relief Fund and Emergency Rental Assistance Program  I PDF File
  • Richard Delmar, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Treasury, Office of Inspector General
  • Debbie Harker, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, U.S. Treasury, Office of Inspector General
  • Jeanine Keay, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Senior Web Manager, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
10:55 – 11:05 a.m. ET Break
11:05 – 11:45 p.m. ET

Session N: GASB 87 Technology Leading Practices  I PDF File
  • Christopher Stewart, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Burju Cobb, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
11:45 – 11:55 a.m. ET Break
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. ET

Session O: Preventing and Detecting Fraud and Compliance Risk During Economic Uncertainty  I PDF File
  • Catherine Byrne, State Controller (NV)
  • Jim McClurkin, Sr. Director – Public Sector, SAP Concur
  • Jon Lawrence, VP of Product, Oversight Systems 
12:35 – 12:45 p.m. ET Break
12:45 – 1:25 p.m. ET

Session P: Washington State’s ERP Effort: Moving to the Cloud  PDF File
  • Brian Tinney, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Management (WA)
  • Robin Milne, Principle, Plante Moran 
1:25 – 2:25 p.m. ET Lunch Break 
2:25 – 3:05 p.m. ET

Session Q: What’s New with Cost Allocation? Current Issues and Impact of the Revised 2-CRF Part 200  I PDF File
  • Jennifer Pacheco, Taxation and Cost Allocation Compliance Specialist – Lead, Office of the State Controller (NC)
  • Nelson Clugston, Vice President, Financial Services, MAXIMUS
3:05 – 3:15 p.m. ET Break
3:15 – 4:05 p.m. ET

Session R: Cybersecurity: Protecting Yourself, Your Organization and Your Customer’s Data  I PDF File
  • Shannon Tufts, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, School of Government, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  
4:05 – 4:15 p.m. ET Break
4:15 – 5:10 p.m. ET

Comptrollers’ Roundtable 3: General Topics  I PDF File
  • Cheryl Grey, Administrator, State Financial Services Division (MT), NASC Executive Committee Member
Conference Adjournment and Closing Remarks
  • Lynne Bajema, State Comptroller (OK), Vice President of NASC
  • Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, NASACT


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