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Michael Sanderson
Executive Director
Maryland Association of Counties

Sid Vaidya, CFA
US Wealth Chief Investment Strategist
TD Bank, N.A.

Andrew Kleine
Budget Director
Baltimore City

Kirsten Silveira
Government Innovation Analyst
Baltimore City

Luke Tilley
Adminstrative Vice President, Chief Economist
Wilmington Trust

Michael Leachman, Research Director
State Policy Division
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Jeff Markert, CPA
Partner, KPMG LLC

David Juppe
Senior Operating Budget Manager
MD Dept. of Legislative Services
Spring Conference

April 28, 2017
BWI Marriott, Linthcum, MD
6 CPE Credits



You may register on-site       See You There!


8:30 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:10 am         
Welcome and Introductions
Janet Irvin, President, MDGFOA

9:10 am - 10:00 am    
Sid Vaidya, CFA, US Wealth Chief Investment Strategist
TD Wealth
Investment Strategy
This session will include a discussion of today's global investment climate including detailed political and market risk points for 2017.
10:00 am - 10:50 am       

Jeff Markert, Partner
Hot Topics in Government Accounting
This session covers relevant government accounting topics that would be noteworthy to government finance officers.
10:50 am - 11:00am      

11:00 am - 12:00 noon       

Michael Sanderson, Executive Director
Maryland Association of Counties
David Juppe, Senior Operating Budget Manager
Maryland Department of Legislative Services
Maryland General Assembly Update
This session will provide a recap of the 2017 session of the General Assembly of Maryland and how it will impact government finance officers.
12:00 noon - 12:30 pm
Networking Session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Mike Leachman, Research Director, State Policy Division
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Federal Budget Debate and Its Potential Impact on State and Local Governments

This session will provide an update on how the federal budget debate is evolving, and what it might mean for federal grants to states and localities.

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

Luke Tilley, Administrative VP, Chief Economist
Wilmington Trust
Economic Update
This session will examine the state of the national and local economies and the prospects for long-term growth. Forecasts for interest rates, job creation, inflation, and other economic indicators will be discussed.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Andrew Kleine, Budget Director, Baltimore City
Kirsten Silveira, Government Innovation Analyst, Baltmore City
Improving Performance with LEAN Management Techniques: The Baltimore City Experience
This session will discuss Baltimore City's experience with LEAN management techniques and will provide advice and methods for government finance officers to implement in their workplace.


Conference Fees

$175 Member

$215 Non-Member Govt Employed

$225 Non-Member Assoc

$75 Retired

N/C Students

Cancellation Policy: You must cancel your registration by notifying our office in writing at mdgfoa@mdgfoa.org no later than 10 days prior to the date of the conference. You may substitute an attendee in your place. Balances cannot be carried over to other MDGFOA Conferences or Events.