The Future of Economic Development:
Regional Collaboration and Empowerment

November 18, 2014
Washington Marriott at Metro Center


       Speaker Bios

8:00 am        Registration  & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am        Welcome
                       Cyril Byron, Jr.
                       Assoc Chief Financial Officer       
                       Economic Development and Regulation Cluster
                       Office of the Chief Financial Officer
                       DC Government

9:05 am        Panel Discussion
                       "Regional Collaboration with Global Attraction"
                       Victor Hoskins

                       Deputy  Chief Administrative Officer
                       Economic Development and Public Infrastructure
                       Prince George's County Government

                        DC Deputy Mayor Miller

                        Don Fields
Head of Passenger Air Service Development, MWAA

                        Bill Black
President, Greater Washington China Investment Center

10:05 am      Intergovernmental Relations and Regional Collaboration
Janene D. Jackson, Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight
                       Public Policy and Regulation Group

                             Michael P Durso

                       Director of Local Government Affairs


                       GASB Update
                       Roberta Reese


11:00 am     Break

11:15 am     "A Framework for Improving the Customer Experience
                    of  Your Constituents and the Benefits of Delivering"
                       Gina Pingitore, Ph.D.

                       VP and Chief Research Officer
                       J.D. Power

12:05 pm      "OCFO Customer Service Focus Plan"
                        Jeffrey DeWitt

                        Chief Financial Officer
                        Office of the Chief Financial Officer
                        DC Government

12:30 pm       Networking Hospitality

1:00 pm         Luncheon

2:00 pm        Keynote Speaker
                       Jim Dinegar

                        President and CEO
                        Greater Washington Board of Trade

3:05 pm        Exhibitor *Raffles

3:15 pm        "Regional Collaboration"
                        Anthony Costa

                        Senior Advisor
                        US General Services Administration

4:05 pm        Legislative Update
                       Dustin McDonald

                       GFOA Liaison Center

4:30 pm        Business Meeting
                       Election of Officers
                       Awards & *Raffles


* you must be present to win
Thank You to our 2014 Annual Partners



Partnerships for 2015 now available
2015 Partnership Opportunities

Award Program Recipients
This year’s group award winner is Marc Aronin and the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance and Treasury (OFT), for their work establishing and managing OFT’s Central Collections Unit. 

The individual award winner was Mark Kim, Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) for his innovation and leadership in capital finance and debt administration which resulted in DC Water making history by pricing the first century bond issued by a municipal water and sewer utility, the first certified green bond in the United States, and the first 100-year green bond globally.