2018 Spring Conference

  • Alternative Investments for Pension Funds
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Tax Legislation Update
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Risk Management
  • Maryland General Assembly Update

Our Presenters

  • Lily Qi, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Government
  • Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates
  • Jim St. Clair, Chief Technology Officer, Dinocrates Group LLC
  • John Lyndenmooth, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties

APRIL 27, 2018

BWI Marriott  *  Linthicum, MD

Alternative Investments for Pension Funds

9:10 am

Bradley Atkins, Managing Director, Franklin Park

Don Ross, Managing Director, Wainwright Investment Counsel

This panel discussion will provide insight into alternative investments for local government pension funds. Representatives from various financial sectors will detail alternative investment opportunities available as well as their potential risks in order to ensure government officials are able to make sound decisions in an effort to boost and maintain the health of their respective funds.

Risk Management

10:00 am

Jim Kreiser, CliftonLarsonAllen

This session will discuss present and developing risks to the public sector and how officials can effectively minimize those risks to protect property, services, and employees.

Tax Legislation Update

11:10 am

Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates

This session will examine legislative changes to the federal tax code, corresponding modifications made by the Maryland General Assembly to the State tax code, and its ultimate impact to local governments.

Speaker Bios

Economic Development Strategies

1:30 pm

Lily Qi, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Office of the County Executive

This session will provide local government officials an insight into innovative economic development strategies to develop, redevelop, and strengthen business and residential communities. Officials will gain an understanding of how to allocate limited resources to effectively support existing business, promote entrepreneurship, and recruit new businesses.


Blockchain Technology

2:20 pm

Mike Myburgh, Principal Consultant, TIBCO Software

This session will explore the word of blockchain technology and associated cryptocurrencies. Specific attention will be given to potential benefits and risks for local jurisdictions and municipalities.

Maryland General Assembly Update

3:30 pm

Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, MACo

This session will provide a recap of the 2018 legislative session of the General Assembly of Maryland and how it will impact government finance officers.

Agenda at a Glance

8:30 am- Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am- Welcome

9:10 am- Session I

10:00 am- Session II

10:50 am- Break

11:10 am- Session III

12:00 noon- Networking Session

12:30 pm- Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm- Session IV

2:20 pm- Session V

3:10 pm- Break

3:30 pm- Session VI

Registration Fees
MDGFOA Member $175.00
Govt Employed Non-Member $215.00
Assoc. Non-Member $225.00
Retired MDGFOA Member $75.00

Registration Assistance
Should you have any issues with our online registration portal for the 2018 Spring Conference, please contact us at mdgfoa@mdgfoa.org and we will assist you immediately.

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