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2015 National Holder Workshop and Forum

The members of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators greatly appreciate the 98 finance professionals who attended the intensive two-day 2015 NAUPA National Holder Workshop and Forum in Kansas City, Missouri on May 14-15. Company representatives responsible for unclaimed property reporting participated in this unique opportunity to meet and network with state unclaimed property officials in a positive and cooperative environment to discuss issues that are important to them.

The workshop agenda with links to presentations:

Thursday, May 14, 2015
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Legislative Update
Holder workshop attendees will be welcomed to the conference along with NAUPA members to learn about the latest unclaimed property-related legislation being proposed and enacted throughout the country.
Moderator:
Josh Joyce, Esq., Unclaimed Property Administrator, Arizona Department of Revenue
Speakers:
E. Suzanne Darling, Esq., Vice President, Xerox State & Local Solutions
Charles S. Hellman, Esq., Managing Director, Verus Financial LLC

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Reporting and Compliance 101
Attendees will be given a crash-course in core unclaimed property concepts. Key terms will be defined. Core concepts such as dormancy periods, due diligence and reporting requirements will be introduced and discussed by a panel of state experts. You will leave this session with the basic knowledge and tools to ensure your company complies with State unclaimed property laws.
Moderator:
Kathy Janes, CPA, Director of Unclaimed Property, Oklahoma Treasury
Speakers:
Jennifer Brown, Manager, Holder Education and Research Unit, New York State Comptroller's Office
Kathleen Lobell, Director of Unclaimed Property, Louisiana Treasury

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Industry Roundtables
State representatives will act as moderators in this highly interactive session that will allow attendees to discuss unclaimed property issues that are of particular importance to their individual area of business.
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Education & Government
  • Food Service & Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Conference Dinner at Sporting Kansas City

Friday, May 15 2015
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Registration

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Conference Breakfast
Speaker:
Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Reporting & Compliance 201
This session will build upon your knowledge gained in the 101 session. In depth information will be provided on a wide range of topics with an emphasis on best practices. State Unclaimed Property Unit staff members will describe and demystify the audit process and will let you know what to expect should your company be chosen for a compliance review. Differences in state reporting requirements will be discussed, and detailed information about California's reporting requirements will be presented by California's Unclaimed Property Administrator.
Moderator:
Phillip Carlton, Assistant Chief of Unclaimed Property, Florida Department of Financial Services
Speakers:
Melinda F. Barbish, Audit Manager, Virginia Treasury
Gary Qualset, CPA, Unclaimed Property Division Chief, California State Controller's Office

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15-12:15 a.m.
State Panel and Hot Reporting Topics
This will be a highly interactive session with attendees provided the opportunity to ask a panel of state experts questions about unclaimed property reporting and compliance concepts. Noteworthy issues identified during the Industry Roundtable Session will be discussed.
Co-Moderators:
Robert Commodore, Senior Director, Consumer & Industry Services for the Minnesota Department of Commerce
Josh Joyce, Esq., Unclaimed Property Administrator, Arizona Department of Revenue

12:15 p.m.
NAUPA Holder Workshop Lunch
Seated luncheon for additional networking.

Please plan to join us for next year's workshop at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on June 16-17, 2016.

CPE credit letters will be available upon request to send to state Boards of Accountancy.

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