You will find our conference and event presentations and programs below. We have made every effort to assure that all presentations are accessible in .pdf format. Any presentation not listed either did not have a slide/video presentation or permission was not granted to offer the presentation to our association community. If you have any difficulty accessing the presentations below, please don't hesitate to contact us at

2018-2019 Conferences

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Program


Economic Update
Philip J. Fischer, Head of Fixed Income and Municipal Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Improving Cyber Security
Denise Hucke, Exec. Director, Global Technology-Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JPMorgan

Is Your AAA Bond Rating "Worth It"?
This Presentation will be emailed to you upon request to
Jennifer Diercksen, First VP, Davenport & Company LLC
Nisha Rajan, Analyst, Moody's

Carol Converso, Managing Director, Lead Underwriter, M&T Bank

Maryland Revenue Update
Andrew M. Schaufele, Director, Bureau of Revenue Estimates

School Reform Update
Priorities/Perspectives on Major Issues
John R. Woolums, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations, MABE
Kevin Kinnally, Policy Analyst, MACo
Kim Spivey, Director of Fiscal Services, IAC

Finding, Developing and Keeping Top Talent- 3 Angles to a Common Challenge
Karl J. Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR



Winter 2019

Spring 2019

Annual Summer 2019

2017-2018 Conferences

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Program

COOP Overview
Eric Oddo, Continuity Program Director, Univ. of MD Center for Health and Homeland Security

"I Would Not Do That" 
Adam Lippe, Chief, Economic / Cyber / Animal Abuse Units, Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office

Maryland's Fiscal Health
Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Maryland Revenue Update
Andrew M. Schaufele, Director, Bureau of Revenue Estimates

GASB Update and Actuary Insights
David Boomershine, EA, MAAA, FCA, MSPA, President, Boomershine Consulting Group

Jennifer Diercksen, First Vice President, Davenport & Company LLC

Gregory Stump, FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA, Boomershine Consulting Group

Best Practices -Risk Based Reserve Policy
Bob Cenname, Deputy Budget Director, City of Baltimore

Winter 2018

Winter 2018 Program

Brown Sugar Rockin the Economic Data
Anirban Basu, Chairman and CEO, Sage Policy Group

GASB Update
Dean Mead, Senior Research Manager, GASB

Federal and Legislative Updates
Emily Brock, Director, Fed Liaison Ctr., GFOA of the US & Canada

Michael Sanderson, Exec Dir., MACo

Elderly Resident and Retired Veterans Property Tax Credit
Elderly Resident and Retired Veterans Property Tax Credit 2
Michael Coveyou, Chief/Div. of Treasury, Montgomery County Government

Donna Savage, Chief / Bureau of Revenue, Howard County Government

Robert Sandlass, Treasurer, Harford County Government

Financing for Clean Energy and Energy Efficient Projects
Tom Deyo, CEO, The Montgomery County Green Bank

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Program

Alternative Investments for Pension Funds

Bradley Atkins, Managing Director, Franklin Park

Private Equity
Don Ross, Managing Director, Wainwright Investment Counsel

Risk Management
Jim Kreiser, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Tax Legislation Update
Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates

Blockchain Technology
Mike Myburgh, Principal Consultant, TIBCO Software

Annual Summer 2018

Annual Summer Conference Program

Excel Hot Topics and Best Practices for CPA's

Excel Hot Topics and Best Practices for CPA's Plus Privacy & Security Considerations

Judy Borsher, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CITP, MCT
President, SCG Training and Consulting Corporation

Alternative Investments: Audit Perspectives
Keith Novak, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Municipal Fraud, Noncompliance, and Abuse. Views from the Field 2018
Joseph T. Gardemal, III
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

The Impact of Marijuana Laws
Emily Burns

2016-2017 Conferences

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Program

SB1119 and You
Mary Christine Jackman, MD State Treasurer's Office
George Richardson, World Bank
Urvi Mehta, World Bank

Muni Markets
Ben Watkins, GFOA Board, Director of Bond Finance for the State of Florida

Maryland Revenue Update
Andrew M. Schaufele, Director, Bureau of Revenue Estimates

Economic Update
Andy Bauer, Federal Reserve Bank

Strategies for Managing Employee Health Care Costs in the Public Sector
Eric M. Sanner, AON Hewitt

Winter 2017

Winter 2017 Program

GASB Update
Dean Mead, Senior Research Manager, GASB

Baltimore Tax Increment Financing
Steve Kraus, City of Baltimore

Keenan Rice, Municap, Inc.

Environmental Finance Center at the Univ. of Maryland
Daniel T. Nees, MPP, MBA, Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland

Economic Update
Dr. Daraius Irani, Towson University

Federal and State Legislative Update
Emily Brock, Director, Fed Liaison Ctr., GFOA of the US & Canada

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Program

Investment Strategy
Sid Vaidya, CFA, US Wealth Chief Investment Strategist, TD Bank

Hot Topics in Government Accounting
Jeff Markert, Partner, KPMG LLC

Maryland General Assembly Update
David Juppe, Senior Operating Budget Manager, MD Dept. of Legislative Services

Michael Sanderson, Director, MACo

The Federal Budget Debate and Its Impact on State and Local Governments
Mike Leachman, Director of State Fiscal Research, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Economic Update
Luke Tilley, Chief Economist, Wilmington Trust

Improving Performance with LEAN Management Techniques The Baltimore City Experience
Andrew Kleine, Budget Director, Baltimore City

Kirsten Silveira, Government Innovation Analyst

Annual Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Program

Office 365- What You Should Know
John H. Higgins, CPA, CITP

Responding to Audit Findings
Sean Walker, CPA, CFE, CGFM, CGMS, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Feduciary Training
Gerry Goldberg, JD, CIMA, GYL Financial Synergies
David Boomershine, Boomershine Consulting
Bruce Miller, City of Annapolis
Mary Claire Chessire, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Jennifer Diercksen, Davenport & Company LLC
Joe Mason, Davenport & Company

Rating Agency Update
Overview of S&P's Local GO
Rating Agency Update
Moody's Sector Outlook for MD Local Govts

Leading from All Sides: The Realist's Guide to Leadership
Craig Price, Price Points

(c0ntact for file)

Economic Update
Peter Morici

Website Sponsored by: