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Gain insight through research from the Government Finance Officers Association.

    "Give Yourself Grace"

    "Give Yourself Grace"

    This episode features a conversation with Amanda Klapperich, Finance Manager for the County of Rio Grande, Colorado. Amanda grew up in Wisconsin to hardworking parents and a pretty typical childhood. Her first attempt at college didn’t take and she found herself working a fast food job. At 21, she took a job as a corrections officer in the prison system. It wasn't until she was in her 30s that she realized that public finance was her intended career path.

    • 44 min
    “Best way to succeed…fully committed”

    “Best way to succeed…fully committed”

    This episode features a conversation with Kevin Bain, Debt Manager for the City of Detroit, Michigan. Kevin grew up in the suburbs of Detroit embracing his diverse community. Described by family as a fearless child, Kevin overcame an early speech impediment to excel in school in both academics and athletics. After college, Kevin worked on Wall Street, completed graduate school at Harvard, and went to work at World Bank. He eventually returned to his community in Detroit committed to tackling the issues of poverty and discrimination.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    “Invited to the Table”

    “Invited to the Table”

    This episode features a conversation Lisa McCargar, Vice President of Finance and Administration for Golden State Natural Resources. Lisa grew up a shy child in Los Angeles to hardworking blue-collar parents. Money was tight, but that didn’t stop Lisa from dreaming big. Once she entered the workforce, success and opportunity came calling. Her early career included time at Arthur Andersen and in Hollywood working on studio budgets for some of the most successful movies of that time.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Some Day...You'll be a Finance Director"

    "Some Day...You'll be a Finance Director"

    Rich Lee is the Finance Director for the City of San Mateo. Growing up in foggy south San Francisco, Rich had to develop a thick skin learning to navigate his parents' divorce as well as a genetic condition that made him a target to the insensitivity of cruel adolescents. Listen as Rich discusses his fascinating journey from wanting to be a musician, to pursuing a career in public finance.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Financial Data Transparency Act: What GFOA Members Need to Know

    The Financial Data Transparency Act: What GFOA Members Need to Know

    Listen as Emily Brock, GFOA's Federal Liaison Center Director in Washington D.C., and Michele Mark Levine, GFOA's Technical Services Director, discuss how the Financial Data Transparency Act would be a costly and burdensome unfunded mandate.

    • 17 min
    Talking GAAP Update with GFOA's Michele Mark Levine

    Talking GAAP Update with GFOA's Michele Mark Levine

    GFOA's 2022 GAAP Update will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Listen as GFOA's Michele Mark Levine discusses this year's event and why you should attend. 

    • 6 min

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