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Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Registration Open
Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. - Noon   General Session

Opening Prayer
President Brian Patterson, United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and Council Member of the Oneida Indian Nation

Welcoming Remarks
Bill Lomax, President, NAFOA

Tribal Chair Welcome
Perry Shell, Big Cove Council Member, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Morning Song
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Kituwah Academy

Opening Remarks Conference Co-Chairs
Alan Gordon, SVP & Co-Director, Gaming Industries Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kevin Karo, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Tribal Leaders Roundtable: Building Effective Partnerships
Cultivating strategic partnerships is a growing component of effective tribal leadership today. The ability to deploy private sector capital along with tribal and external government resources when economic and community development opportunities arise can translate into more opportunities for those at home and a more diverse and sound tribal economy. Our esteemed panel of tribal leaders will discuss their challenges and successes and how they are leading the march toward economic sustainability.
Moderator:
Chairman W. Ron Allen, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Speakers:
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Chairman John Berrey, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
President Robert Chicks, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
Principal Chief Michell Hicks, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Message of the Markets
International uncertainty led by Europe's debt issues and China's increasing purchasing power along with political stagnation at home impacted market swings and investor sentiment last year. In the first three months of this year, debt issues from Cypress and further political stagnation that led to sequestration have dominated market activity. Our panel of financial professionals will discuss: economic trends, asset classes and risk, industries, policies, and more. What are the markets really telling you, and how can you stay ahead of the game?
Moderator:
Ron Insana, Senior Analyst/Commentator, CNBC

Speakers:
Lacey Horn, Treasurer, Cherokee Nation
David Kimelberg, CEO, Seneca Holdings
Benjamin Pace, Chief Investment Officer, Deutsche Bank

NAFOA's Leadership Initiatives
The Leadership Difference: What Makes An Outstanding Leader
Two dynamic leaders in Indian Country discuss the impact of leadership and what makes a good leader. Principal Chief George Tiger of the Muscogee Creek Nation will lead a discussion with Jefferson Keel, Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and President of the National Congress of American Indians. The discussion will focus on what qualities and life experiences make good leaders and how those experiences help to sustain and grow their nations. The discussion may include; developing broad goals, organizing community support, maintaining cultural values, and developing partners, among other things that matter at home.

The Leadership Difference: Building Outstanding Leader
Outstanding leaders achieve through a combination of life-long learning, strategic thinking and
acting for the long-term benefit of their organization. NAFOA's leadership initiative is the result of a
committed partnership with the Yale School of Management to develop a lasting and distinguished
program for leadership development and peer-to-peer networking focused on economic
development and resource management.
Speakers:
Dante Desiderio, Executive Director, NAFOA
Bill Croker, Assistant Dean and Director of Executive Programs, Yale School of Management
Pat Rogers, Interim Director for Executive Management Programs for Tribal Leaders, Yale School of Management
Noon - 1:15 p.m.   Luncheon

Luncheon Prayer
Principal Chief George Tiger, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Opening Remarks Conference Co-Chair
Robert Odawi Porter, Senior Counsel, Dentons

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cultural Piece
Principal Chief Michell Hicks, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Eagle Presentation by the Grey Snow Eagle House of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Victor Roubidoux, Wildlife Manager, Grey Snow Eagle House
1:15 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.   In today's world, the lines are clearly blurred between accounting, investments, and economic development. Working in a converged fashion is the only way to succeed, which is why we convened an excellent group of speakers to create exceptional content for this year's conference.

The 31st Annual Conference will offer four concurrent sessions in the following track themes:

Track 1: Investing in Indian Country
Track 1 Investing in Indian Country sessions focuses on investment education, fiduciary responsibility and portfolio management. This forum will bring together representatives from tribes, trust companies, investment banks, investment consultants, tax planners, hedge funds and financial planners.

Track 2: Policy, Governance & Self-Determination
Track 2 Policy, Governance & Self-Determination sessions aim to provide legislative information on topics affecting federal tax issues such as tax exempt bonds, general welfare exclusion and the PACT Act, and economic development as it relates to self-determination.

Track 3: Accounting, Auditing and Reporting
Track 3 Accounting, Auditing and Reporting sessions were designed for finance department staff, emerging financial managers and tribal administrators looking to continue their education. Participants will learn from other tribal delegates and industry professionals on budgeting, forecasting, analysis, GASB updates and financial reporting.

Track 4: Financial Planning for Tribal Governments
Track 4 Financial Planning for Tribal Governments sessions cover relevant topics affecting tribal business operations, highlighting key tactics and components involved in successful negotiations and diversification. Speakers will articulate creating a tribal vision for the future while establishing a financial planning process and interpret current financial trends and key issues that may adversely affect tribes.
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Track 1: The Trend Toward Alternative Investments
- This session will introduce the role of alternative investments, private equity investments, and how they differ from traditional investments.
- Learn to evaluate risk/return characteristics and become familiar with basic methods used to determine investment approaches towards valuation and risk measurement.
- Develop long and short-term alternative strategies, policies and practices for your tribe that will withstand the current and future economic turns.
- Session will also cover how tribes can get involved in private equity and regulatory issues to be aware of such as regulatory requirements and client reporting practices.
Moderator:
Aaron Rudberg, Director of Investor Relations, Baird Capital

Speakers:
Jay Calhoun, Director of Principal Investments, Cherokee Nation Businesses
Mick Davis, Partner, Varick Asset Management
Samra Fleschner, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Charles Pohl , SVP, Senior Portfolio Manager, Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC

Track 2: Inter-Tribal Organization Tax Initiative: Tax Development & Strategies
- This session will continue dialogue from the Tax Summit, with an update on the status of national tax reform.
- Key discussions will center around expanding the availability of tribal tax-exempt bond (TED) financing, exempting tribal cultural/education program benefits from federal taxation, the PACT Act, and preventing state taxation of improvements on tribal trust land.
Moderator:
Aurene Martin, Managing Partner, Spirit Rock Consulting

Speakers:
Kitcki Carroll, Executive Director, United South and Eastern Tribes (USET)
Del Laverdure, Strategic Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert Odawi Porter, Senior Counsel, Dentons

Track 3: Tribal Risk Management/Insurance Considerations for Tribal Governments and Enterprises
- Session will cover critically overlooked risks tribal leadership face.
- Discussion on the best methods for protecting life and property in your community.
- Tackle increasing workers compensation costs.
- Learn more about options available to insure risks and help manage costs.
Moderator:
Dennis McCann, Chief Operating Officer, AMERIND Risk Management Corporation

Speakers:
Ram Dhanwada, CFO/Comptroller, Meskwaki Nation - Sac & Fox Tribe of the Miss. in Iowa
John Link, Vice President Risk Management, Cottingham & Butler

Track 4: Tribal Economic Development Diversification: Understanding the Supply Chain to Benefit Tribal Economies
- Discussion will center around the importance of leveraging your Tribal Nation's sovereign rights to support economic development.
- Paths to do this include: increase revenue; reduce investment risk; create additional Tribal jobs; leverage current business enterprises; increase Tribal tax revenue; understand how to identify adjacent business opportunities.
- The panel discussion will focus on the latest in methodologies used to create jobs and self-sustainability by leveraging current enterprise expertise to integrate deep into the supply chain of Tribal enterprises. 
Speakers:
Chairman W. Ron Allen, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Jamie Fullmer, Chairman/CEO, Blue Stone Strategy Group
John Mooers, President, Blue Stone Strategy Group
Marshall Pierite, Vice Chairman, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
Kip Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   Refreshment Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.   Track 1: Why Your Tribe Needs an Investment Policy Statement
- Overview of the Investment Policy Statement (IPS).
- Learn to craft an IPS to reflect cultural values of the tribe.
- Best practices to layout the scope, goals, risk tolerance, spending and expectations of the tribe.
- Plus, resources available to develop the guidance document.
Moderator:
Gerard Tamparong, CFA, Vice President, Payden & Rygel Investment Management

Speakers:
Becky Albert, Business Finance Director, Ho-Chunk Nation
Titu Asghar, Director, Economic Development, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Crystal Deschinny, Finance Manager, Forest County Potawatomi
Susan White, Director, Oneida Trust

Track 2: The Short-Term Credit Lending Market: Is the current model working?
- Tribes have been participating in the short-term credit market for a few years now and other tribes are contemplating the industry. Join the discussion to learn if the current model is working for tribes and if any changes need to be contemplated. Among other topics, the session will explore what practices have been working well and if the current model and incentives are meeting tribal needs.
Moderator:
Barry Brandon, Executive Director, Native American Financial Services Association

Speakers:
Brenda Lintinger, Council Member, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of LA
Robert A. Rosette, Partner, Rosette LLP, Attorneys at Law
Chairman John Shotton, Otoe Missouria Tribe

Track 3: Fraud Analysis & Case Studies
- Join the panel of fraud auditors, tribal CFO's and financial reporting experts to discuss case studies of how actual frauds occurred and common schemes in government organizations.
- Discover ways to avoid common internal control weaknesses, breakdowns and keys to fraud prevention.
- Learn how to deal with risky investments from a financial reporting and internal control perspective.
- Find out best practices in creating an effective ethics and compliance program.
Moderator:
Kevin Karo, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Speakers:
Rodger Bennett, Chief Financial Officer, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Larry Kovach, Chief Financial Officer, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Pete Magee, CPA, Accufund
Gina St. George, Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP

Track 4: Strategic Financial Planning: The Roadmap of Your Tribe
- Learn to create a plan for investments that work with overall cash flows from operations to create long term sustainability based on the roadmap of your tribe.
- Introduction on the roles of distinct asset classes and investment vehicles, including alternatives and private equity.
- Examples will be illustrated from endowments at universities and healthcare organizations.
Moderator:
Townsend Hyatt, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Speakers:
Justin Adams, Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Cory M. Blankenship, Tribal Treasurer, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Garth Flint, CEO & Co-Founder, Beacon Pointe Advisors
Eldon Shiffman, Tribal Treasurer, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.   Room Change Out
3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.   Track 1: Best Practices for Your Tribe's Governmental Pension Plan
- Learn more about the fiduciary standard of prudence and what new role fiduciary training plays in that standard.
- Find out how tribal governmental plans can take advantage of a number of special exemptions for annual filings and testing.
- Receive information from the Department of Labor on the Pension Protection Act and fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA
- Hear from experts on how to evaluate the reasonableness of plan fees and to determine the necessary services that should be covered by these fees.
- Discussion will also cover how your plan can have an individualized plan design that meets your needs, how the RFP process can work, and how to find the right consultants for your plan.
Moderator:
Pam Means, President & Actuary, MEANS & Associates, LLC/ERISA Compliance Associates, LLC

Speakers:
Bob Cross, President, USI Consulting Group
Alycya Henderson, Supervisory Benefits Advisor, Department of Labor
Mary Schmidt, Vice President - Institutional Retirement & Trust, Wells Fargo
George Whitmore, Senior Vice President, Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC

Track 2: Work Effectively with Your State Legislator
- Many tribal leaders are used to meeting with Governors, Congressman, Senators and agency personnel. However, state legislators are often more familiar with local issues that have adverse effects on tribes and are more accessible.
- Attend this session to learn the legislative and committee process.
- Learn how to build relationships with legislators and staff, and how to effectively work with your state legislator.
Moderator:
Donald Ragona, Assistant Director of Development/House Counsel, Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Speakers:
Shelly McDonald, Program Principal, State-Tribal Institute, National Council of State Legislatures
Jamie Stuck, Tribal Council Vice Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Senator Jonathan Windy Boy, SD 16, Montana Senate

Track 3: Indirect Cost Rate Essentials
- Session will provide an overview of the processes involved in developing an indirect cost rate proposal.
- Gain an understanding in the differences between direct and indirect costs.
- Increase your knowledge of the effects of proper coding, space usage, unallowable expenses, and treatment of cost sharing.
Speakers:
Pete Magee, CPA, Accufund
Sean McCabe, Minority Initiatives Committee Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Managing Partner for Anuskewicz & McCabe CPAs, PC

Track 4: The 5 Questions All Tribal Councils Should Ask Before Opening, Acquiring, or Partnering in a Business
- MARKETS? What is the problem this business venture will solve or the market need this venture will meet? Without a problem to solve or a market to fee, there is no viable for-profit business idea.
- GOALS? Is the primary goal of the business venture to generate a return on investment or to satisfy a social goal (i.e., member employment and training) of the Tribe?
- COMPETITION? What is the actual target market for the business? Who are the customers, where will they come from, and how much will they spend?
- RETURN ON INVESTMENT? How much cash will this business require (initial investment, pre-opening, & operating) and how much return on investment can be expected? Is the tribe's partner sharing the risk?
- ACCOUNTABILITY? Who will manage and monitor the business for performance and financial expectations? What are their qualifications and experience? Who within the tribe will monitor the managers?
Moderator:
Mike Coddington, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Speakers:
Phillip Baker-Shenk, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Robert Copeland, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Sanford Kingsley, Partner, Dentons
Tracy Stanhoff, President and Creative Director, AD PRO & Former Chairwoman, Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon Co-Hosted by the United South & Eastern Tribes (USET)
Let NAFOA and USET entertain you for a one-of-kind networking event at the famous Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville, TN. Hear Joe Garcia, former NCAI President, and Nashville local talent sing your favorite songs while you catch up with friends.

Conferences should be educational, informative and fun!

*Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the Opryland Resort & Convention Center to the Wildhorse Saloon.
Friday, April 19, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Registration Open
Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   General Session
Opening Prayer
Joe Garcia, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and former NCAI President

Meet the NAFOA Board Candidates

Update on SCOTUS Case: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
John Shagonaby, Board of Trustees, National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and CEO of Gun Lake Tribe

NAFOA's Capacity Building Programs Update
Tribal Financial Manager Certificate Program Update
Dr. Fonda Walters, Senior Research Analyst, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University

The My Green Campaign Launch: Helping Native Youth Take Charge of their Money
First Nations Development Institute is pleased to kick off its My Green campaign at NAFOA's 31st Annual Conference. My Green is a new initiative geared towards assisting Native youth who receive minor's trust distributions with the unique financial, social, and cultural challenges that often accompany these substantial payments.
Shawn Spruce, Financial Education Consultant, First Nations Development I

NAFOA Policy Initiatives & IRS Conversation
NAFOA, as an advocate for tribal governments and professionals, has been engaged in developing key initiatives that promise to make a lasting difference in tribal communities. In addition, the session will highlight tax reform efforts by NAFOA and our partner organizations, as well as a conversation with the IRS to address recent IRS audit concerns and upcoming IRS actions.
Speakers:
Dante Desiderio, Executive Director, NAFOA
Blu Pannhoff, Senior Tax Law Specialist, IRS
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.   Track Sessions 1,2,3,4,

Track 1: Access to Capital: Is your tribe ready to seek financing?
- Understand how lenders analyze the financials of your tribe, plus tips on getting your financials in order for financing.
- Learn how to determine the appropriate level of financing and the role of the business plan in the credit decision.
- Is raising capital through syndicated loans or multiple lenders right for your tribe?
- Various types of loan products and alternative sources of financing will also be discussed.
Moderator:
Jerry Shapiro, Managing Director, BDO USA, LLP

Speakers:
Bob Cummings, SVP/Relationship Manager, JPMorgan Chase
John Hosman, Partner, FS Advisors
Kristi Jackson, Vice Chair and CEO, Tribal Financial Advisors
Melissa Long, Director, Corporate Ratings, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Steven McSloy, Partner, Dentons

Track 2: The General Welfare Exclusion: Best Practices to Protect Tribal Programs
- Overview of the general welfare exclusion as it applies to tribal governments .
- Learn what's covered in the draft guidance and develop general welfare policies.
- Best practices in establishing a program to protect tribal programs.
- Get answers to your questions from the experts.
Moderator:
Robert Yoder, Attorney, Yoder & Langford

Speakers:
Chairman Gary Hayes, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Mary Mashunkashey, Tax Administrator, Osage Nation Tax Commission
Kathleen Nilles, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Mary Streitz, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Track 3: Regulatory Environment Update
- Hear from a panel of regulatory officials and others, discuss the impacts of regulatory changes in tribal accounting, auditing, reporting and grants management.
- Find out what new GASB updates mean to tribes.
- Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss how you can provide input on the upcoming GASAC agenda.
Moderator:
Tasha N. Repp, Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC) Appointee Representing NAFOA

Speakers:
Morgan Aronson, National Single Audit Coordinator, Department of the Interior, Office of
Inspector General
Sean McCabe, Minority Initiatives Committee Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Managing Partner for Anuskewicz & McCabe CPAs, PC
Roberta Reese, Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Track 4: Is Your Tribal Business Ready to Capitalize on the International Market?
- Learn what's involved in financing for international growth and the global impacts of the euro-crisis.
- Identify the latest global trends and opportunities available for your tribe's business.
- Hear from federal partners on programs dedicated to assisting with economic development.
- Hear how some tribal food companies thrive in moving native food products into the national export market.
Moderator:
Manuel Perdomo, Senior Vice President, International Products Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Speakers:
Dan Beasley, Business Programs Director, USDA Rural Development-Tennessee
Gary Davis, President and CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
Nathan Notah, Program Director, Inter-Tribal Agriculture Council, American Indian Foods - International Export
Robert Shade, Native American Global Trade Center Director, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   NAFOA's 6th Annual Financial Leadership Awards Luncheon
Luncheon Prayer
Shawn Real Bird, Tribal Operations Specialist & Economic Development Director, Crow Nation

Presentation of Awards
- CFO of the Year
- Deal of the Year
- Tribal Leader of the Year

NAFOA Board Election Results
- Announcement of Secretary
- Announcement of Treasurer
- Announcement of 1st Vice President
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   Track 1: New Markets Tax Credit Program: Tribal Community Development
- Overview of the 3.5 billion tax allocation program.
- Learn more about measurable economic development opportunities using CDFI financing activities.
- Hear from tribes that have successfully implemented the program.
- Application Q&A with the experts.
Moderator:
Cora Gaane, Tribal Advocate, Native American Banking Services, Wells Fargo

Speakers:
Michael Finley, Vice-Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Phil Glynn, Director of Economic Development, Travois
Richard Helde, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Track 2: The HEARTH Act & New Leasing Regulations: Promoting Greater Tribal Self-Determination
- Overview of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act.
- Become well versed in the regulations governing leasing on Indian lands.
- Learn how the bill can promote investment in your tribal community and more broadly facilitate economic development.
Moderator:
James Meggesto, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Speakers:
Shana Barehand, Liaison to Tribal Governments, Washington State Department of Revenue
Karis Begaye, Attorney, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Shawn Real Bird, Tribal Operations Specialist, Crow Nation
David Sanborn, Executive Director, National American Indian Housing Council

Track 3: Budgeting Based on Your Tribe's Priorities
- Overview of Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO).
- Ensure spending is linked to overall community results.
- Learn how to facilitate department and program cooperation and get tribal council input and engagement.
- Learn why forecasting and projecting revenues and expenses are the keys to establishing a solid foundation for budgeting.
- Gain an understanding of the importance of analysis in capital budgeting to ensure maximum benefit from capital resources.
Moderator:
Kevin Karo, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Speakers:
Steven C. Garwood, Finance Director, Suquamish Tribe
Larry Kovach, Chief Financial Officer, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Chas Robbins, CEO, Comanche Nation Gaming Board

Track 4: Working Together: What the CFO and Tribal Council Must Know
- Learn to develop a common understanding and strengthen your working relationship.
- Explore your priorities for the year and determine how best to work together.
- Develop the tribe's strategic goals with influence of financial factors.
- Insights on making financial knowledge-based decisions, creating a culture of trust, and sustaining a nimble infrastructure.
Moderator:
Douglas Havera, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Speakers:
Rodger Bennett, Chief Financial Officer, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Diane Gange, Chief Financial Officer, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Kim Peone, Finance Deputy, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Carla Reed, Treasurer, Sac and Fox Nation
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.   Track 1: The March Toward Bank Refi's
- Is your tribe looking to decrease financial leverage and pay off existing debt on the balance sheet? Attend this session to learn more about bank refinancing and syndicated loans.
- Hear what commercial lenders are looking at today.
- Learn to analyze important financial ratios such as debt, equity, assets and interest coverage to understand if the timing is right.
- Who can help arrange a syndicated loan?
Moderator:
Stephen Luttrell, SVP, Corporate Banking, BOKF, NA

Speakers:
Scott Faber, SVP & Co-Director, Gaming Industries Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Russ Liebetrau, Senior Vice President & Team Leader, Native American Gaming, PNC Bank
Ben Rechkemmer, Senior Vice President, KeyBank
Christine Swanick, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Track 3: Compensation Strategies: How Finance and Human Resource Partnerships Lead to Effective Decisions
- Compensation strategies and programs are critical to help position your tribe for growth. Attend this session to hear strategies on tribal council and board compensation and learn how HR policies can have an impact.
- Hear from speakers on what to look for when using external support in compensation reviews and studies.
- Understand how compensation and benefits can impact your tribe and enhance your awareness of how you can manage and meet employee demands.
- Walk out feeling comfortable with conducting an in-house compensation review.
Moderator:
Tal D. Moore, President, National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA)

Speakers:
Leilani Marquiss, Director of Finance, Valley View Casino
Rachel Sorrell Chief Financial Officer, Tsehootsooi' Medical Center
Lisa Wilcox, Principal, REDW
Judy Wright, Vice President of Human Resources, Valley View Casino

Track 4: Tribal 8(a): Structuring Your Enterprise for Growth
- How do you structure your tribe's 8(a) enterprise for growth? Successful growth requires thinking about the current environment and what will happen in the future. Attend this session to learn how to make the most of your nine years in the 8(a) program through forecasting, market expansion and value creation.
- Learn how you can utilize existing assets and expertise and how you can translate that into government contracts.
- Hear success stories from tribes in a variety of business sectors.
Moderator:
Dennis Worden, Legislative Director, Native American Contractors Association (NACA)

Speakers:
Troland Clay, President & CEO, Mno-Bmadsen
Janice K. Dearman, Sr. Director of the Diversified Business Programs, Cherokee Nation Businesses
David Kimelberg, CEO, Seneca Holdings
Brian Wilbur, Senator, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
4:15 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.   Room Change Out
4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.   Track 1: Hot Topics in the Tribal Bond Market
- Analysis of today's market: Are long-term bonds still attractive?
- Hear about Washington's Interest in municipal bonds and tax reform.
- Review of new guidelines on Tribal Economic Development (TED) Bonds.
- Discussion on the new regulatory framework and Dodd Frank.
Moderator:
Frank Reddick, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Speakers:
Aaron Harkins, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Geoff Urbina, Managing Director, KeyBank
Jennifer Vail, Chief Investment Officer, Institutional and Corporate Trust, US Bank Wealth Management

Track 2: Health Care Reform: What Tribal Governments Must Know
- What will Health Care Reform mean for tribes in 2013?
- Hear from experts who will break down the mandates as they apply to tribes and their entities.
- Additional topics covered will include long-term implications and potential strategies to comply with the new mandates.
Moderator:
Corrine Wilson, Principal, REDW LLC

Speakers:
Ginger Fligger, Chief Financial Officer, Gila River Health Care
Martha Ketcher, Area Director, Nashville Indian Health Service
Robert Yoder, Attorney, Yoder & Langford

Track 3: Essentials of Grant Management for Tribes
- Grant lifecycle overview.
- Establish a system of grant compliance management.
- Establish an audit management and resolution process.
- Processes for monitoring subrecipients.
- Improve grantor relationships.
Speakers:
Stacia Le Blanc, President, National Grants Management Association
Johna Rodgers, Treasurer, Grant Professionals Association
5:20 p.m.   31st Annual Conference Adjourns
7:00 p.m.   31st Annual Conference Networking Event at the Grand Ole Opry
See registration form for Grand Ole Opry event at 7:00 p.m. Artists will be added as they are confirmed - www.opry.com.

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