Wednesday, August 26

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 – 11:25 a.m. Session #11
Leading in a Time of Crisis
  • Thomas P. DiNapoli, State Comptroller (NY)
11:25 – 11:35 a.m.
10-Minute Break
11:35 – 12:50 p.m.
Session #12
Managing the Next Recession: What are States Doing Now?
  • Howard Dryver, Vice President, CGI
  • John Hicks, State Budget Director (KY)
  • Bob Jaros, Controller (CO)
  • Ann Urling, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Jim Justice (WV)
12:50 – 1:00 p.m.  10-Minute Break
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.  Session #13
GASB 87: Implementation Risks and Lessons Learned
  • Eric Berman, Partner, Eide Bailly
  • Dianne Ray, State Auditor (CO)
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.  Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony
  • President's Awards
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • 2020 Hall of Fame Induction

2:50 – 4:05 p.m.  Session #14
Solving the Great Mysteries in a Time of Great Change: The Future of Data-Driven Analytics Empowering Government Executives 
  • Joshua Whitworth, Chief Deputy Controller (ID)
  • Yasmin Barnes, Director, Analytics Industry & Solution Strategy, Infor
  • Bradley Stillwell, Vice President, Product Strategy, Infor
4:05 – 4:15 p.m.  10-Minute Break
4:15 – 5:05 p.m.   Session #15
Legalized Marijuana: Accounting, Auditing and Economic Impact
  • Dianne E. Ray, State Auditor (CO)
  • Chris Tholkes, Director, Office of Medical Cannabis (MN)
  • Steven Whitney, Senior Manager, BerryDunn
  • Yoko McCarthy, Senior Manager, BerryDunn

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.