MDGFOA Annual Summer Conference 2017
June 21-23, 2017
Clarion Fountainbleau Resort, Ocean City, MD
13 CPE

On-site Registration Available


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Office 365-What You Should Know (2 CPE)
Presenter: John H. Higgins, CPA, CITP
Thank you to our Annual Sponsors







Kent Grove


3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Take Excel to the Next Level with PowerPivot and Power BI (2 CPE)

Presenter: John H. Higgins, CPA, CITP


Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 am - 8:05 am
Welcome and Introduction
Janet Irvin, President, MDGFOA

8:05 am - 8:55 am

Responding to Audit Findings (1 CPE)
Presenter: Sean Walker, CPA, CFE, CGFM, CGMS, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

9:10 am - 10:50 am
Fiduciary Training (2 CPE)
"So You Have Been Appointed to the Pension/OPEB Board- Now What?"
Presenter: Gerry Goldberg, JD, CIMA, GYL Financial Synergies
David Boomershine, Boomershine Conlsulting
Bruce Miller, City of Annapolis
Mary Claire Chessire, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Jennifer Diercksen, Davenport & Company, LLC
Moderator: Joe Mason, Davenport & Company LLC

11:05 am - 12:45 pm
Rating Agency Update (2 CPE)
Presenters: Dan Rempe, Moody's
Evette Caze, Fitch Group
Tim Barrett, Standard and Poor's

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Supporting Small Businesses and the Local Economy (1 CPE)
Presenters: Bryan Brushmiller, Founder/Owner, Burley Oak Brewing Company
Gary Figgs, Secrets Distillery
Eric Williams, Mispillion River Brewing

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
MDGFOA Business Meeting

Friday, June 23, 2017

9:00 am - 11:00 am (2 CPE)
Leading from All Sides: The Realist's Guide to Leadership
Presenter: Craig Price, Price Points

11:10 am - 12:10 pm
Economic Update (1 (CPE)
Presenter: Peter Morici


$65.00 Adults

$35.00 Children 5+

$0.00 Children under 5

$55.00 single Beach BBQ Ticket

OC ROCKET- FREE   Sponsored by CohnReznick

Guest fees include all meals and social events with the exception of the 'Business Luncheon' on Thursday. We will treat our guests to a cookout on Thursday.


Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

10100 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD 21842

TOLL FREE: 800-638-2100

You Must Call To Make Your Reservation. Tell them MDGFOA sent you!

Guest Room rates are based on single or double occupancy while condominium rates are based on a maximum of two people per bedroom. Children under 18 stay free in their parents' room using existing bedding. Currently a 10.5% state and local tax is applicable to the room rates. Such taxes are subject to change without notice.

Room Type Rate
Double/Double $195.00
Executive King $215.00
Studio King $225.00
Cabana $245.00
One Bedroom Condo Suite $225.00
Two Bedroom Condo Suite $295.00
Three Bedroom Condo Suite $385.00