VGFOA 2012 Spring Conference Program
5/23/2012 Wednesday
Time CPE's Event/Session Speaker(s) Location
11:30am - 4:00pm   Registration   Cottage Row Prefunction
1:00pm - 2:15pm 1.5 Counting on Culture Judith Brooks, PBGH LLP
Debra Shepperson, SHDR
Peacock Salon A/B
2:15pm - 2:30pm   Break - Sponsored by Raymond James - Morgan Keegan   Peacock Ballroom Foyer
Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm - 3:20pm 1 GASB Updates Rob Churchman, KPMG LLP Peacock Salon A
2:30pm - 3:20pm 1 The Shocking Truth - PAD Program Lessons Learned Linda Buczek, Fairfax County Peacock Salon B
3:30pm-4:45pm 1.5 Economic Recovery?  The Outlook for the US and Virginia Economies in 2012 Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, GMU School of Public Policy, Center for Regional Analysis Peacock Salon A
3:30pm-4:45pm 1.5 It is Not Free Money! Complications with Federal Funds on Construction Projects Yousr Khalil, David Kirschbaum, Baker Tilly LLP Brian Vella, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Peacock Salon B
Total Wednesday CPE's 4      
6:00pm - 7:30pm   Reception - Sponsored by Wells Fargo   Peacock Salon C
    Reception Entertainment - Sponsored by BB&T Capital Markets    
5/24/2012 Thursday
Time CPE's Event/Session Speaker(s) Location
8:00am - 5:00pm   Registration   Cottage Row Prefunction
7:30am - 8:30am   Breakfast - Sponsored by Regions Bank Corporate Trust   Peacock Salon C
8:30am - 10:15am 2 Presentation of the Colors   Peacock Salon A/B
    Opening Remarks Patricia Weiler, VGFOA President  
    Welcome Address Mayor of Virginia Beach  
    Keynote Session - Manager to Leader: The Characteristics of Great Leadership Michelle Braden, MSB Coach  
10:15am - 10:30am   Break - Sponsored by The PFM Group   Peacock Ballroom Foyer
Concurrent Sessions
10:30am - 11:20am 1 Advocating for Change Eldon James & Sue Rowland, Eldon James & Associates Peacock Salon A
10:30am - 11:20am 1 Are Your Utility Rates Defendable? Establishing Cost-Based Utility Rates Tom Gould, HDR Engineering, Inc. Albemarle
10:30am - 11:20am 1 The Results Are In! 2011 Government Benchmark Study John Gilberto, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland Princess Anne
11:25am - 12:15pm 1 Retirement and OPEB Plans - What's Changing Here (Virginia) and There (Other States) Barry Faison, VRS
David Boomershine, Boomershine Consulting Group LLC
Salon A
11:25am - 12:15pm 1 Legislative Oversight and Virginia Localities Walter Smiley, JLARC Princess Anne
11:25am - 12:15pm 1 Local Government Compensation Trends and Current Issues Stephanie Davis & John Anzivino, Springsted Incorporated Albemarle
12:15pm - 1:30pm   Lunch & Awards - Sponsored by Cherry, Bekaert & Holland   Peacock Salon B/C
Concurrent Sessions
1:30pm - 2:20pm 1 OMB A-133 Reforms and Auditing Standards Clarity Project Rob Churchman, KPMG Peacock Salon A
1:30pm - 2:20pm 1 Looking Forward: Private Placements in the Post Credit Crisis World Courtney Rogers, Davenport
Bruce Serchuk
, Nixon Peabody
Charles Maguire
, Bank of America
Princess Anne
1:30pm - 2:20pm 1 What a Week for Bedford Falls - Five Events that Caused the Finance Officer to Take Early Retirement! Jeff Cole, McNeary Insurance Strategy & Solutions Albemarle
2:25pm - 3:15pm 1 Bond Rating...A Look Behind the Curtain Danielle Leonardis, Nicole Ridberg, Standard & Poors
Susan Kendall, Moody's
Evette Caze
, Fitch Ratings
Peacock Salon A/B
3:15pm - 3:30pm   Break - Sponsored by SunTrust   Peacock Ballroom Foyer
3:30pm - 5:10pm  2 Legislative Updates - What Happened in Richmond Eldon James, Eldon James & Associates
R. Ronald Jordan, Advantus Strategies
Jim Regimbal
, Fiscal Analytics Ltd
Peacock Salon A/B
Total Thursday CPE's 8      
6:00pm - 7:00pm   Reception/Meet & Greet - Sponsored by Robinson, Farmer Cox Associates   Peacock Salon C
5/25/2012 Friday
Time CPE's Event/Session Speaker(s) Location
8:00am - 10:30am   Registration   Cottage Row Prefunction
7:30am - 8:30am   Breakfast - Sponsored by McGladrey & Pullen LLP   Peacock Salon C
Concurrent Sessions
8:30am - 10:10am 2 VSCPA Ethics 2012 - Your License Depends on It! Stephanie Saunders, Saunders & Saunders PC Peacock Salon B
8:30am - 9:20am 1 Way to Play - Wellness, Fun & the Impact to Your Bottom Line Nelia Larson-Mann, Loudoun County Peacock Salon A
9:25am - 10:15am 1 But I'm Finance: What Does Contract Administration Have to Do With ME?? Susan R. Monaco, Fauquier County Government & Public Schools Peacock Salon A
10:15am - 10:30am   Break - Sponsored by Raymond James - Morgan Keegan   Peacock Foyer Ballroom
10:30am - 12:10pm 2 Virginia's Performance Management Journey John Wheatley, International Consulting Services, LLC; Raphael Gabay, Performa Solutions Ltd Peacock Salon A/B
Total Friday CPE's 4      
12:10pm - 1:00pm   Gourmet Boxed Lunches - Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP
Peacock Salon C