January 2012 Mid-Winter Conference

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About the Speakers

Mark Bogan Download Handouts (.zip)

Mark Bogan is the Human Resources Director for the Railroad Commission and has been in that role for more than 27 years. He has more than 38 years of managerial experience in human resources and has worked in several different Texas cities during that period, but most of that time has been in Austin.

Mark has a master’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from West Texas State University. He has a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Texas. He is a certified mediator and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Before serving at the Railroad Commission, Mark worked for Data General Corporation, Eagle Signal Corporation, Waste Heat Engineering Company and Armour Foods. Mark also has been an adjunct graduate business instructor at St. Edward’s University and an instructor at Austin Community College.

Mark was a college and high school football official before he retired after 28 seasons on the field and also as an instructor for new officials. Mark is the grandfather of four grandsons, including three Aggies and one Longhorn.

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Wilson Day

Wilson Day was a teacher and high school coach before joining the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 1989 in the human resources office. In his 14 years at the Comptroller’s office, he held various positions including Personnel Officer, Direct Deposit Coordinator, Uniform Statewide Accounting System and Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System Functional Tester, Manager of Payroll Research and Compliance and Manager of Expenditure Research and Assistance. He also assisted the Parks and Wildlife Department with reconciliation of fund cash, the Commission for Private Security with a performance review and the Department of Health with annual financial report reconciliation and centralization of the accounts payable function.

Wilson joined the Department of Health in July 2004 as the Bureau Chief for Financial Services. With the transformation to the Department of State Health Services effective Sept. 1, 2004, Wilson was named Accounting Director. Wilson became the Department of State Health Services’ Deputy Chief Financial Officer in August 2011.

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Ralph Disher Download Handouts (.zip)

Ralph Disher has been an investigator in law enforcement for more than 25 years. His investigative experience began with the Belton Police Department as a detective. He then joined the Bell County District and County Attorney’s Office as an investigator, and now he is a senior investigator with the Special Investigations Unit of the State Auditor’s Office. Ralph has extensive experience in fraud, gang prosecution and violent offender investigations. He holds a Master Peace Officer certification and is a member of the Regional Organized Crime Information Center. He is also a former member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. Ralph graduated from Tarleton State University.

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Phil Flora Download Handouts (.zip)

Phil Flora is the principal for FloBiz & Associates, LLC, a company that provides training, audit and consulting services. He was the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at a nonprofit public corporation for more than 16 years. Phil’s experience includes banking, public accounting and cost accounting. He also has more than 30 years of management/ leadership and auditing experience.

In his 16 years as CAE, Phil was responsible for the maintenance/development of a professional internal audit function. He transformed the function to enable audit coverage of the total organization. In cooperation with two other CAEs, he also developed an internal audit leadership development program that assisted in the development of more than 30 future audit leaders.

Phil currently serves as the Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) International Committee, Committee of Research and Education Advisors. He also serves as Trustee/Vice President of Research for the IIA Research Foundation. He has served on IIA International Committees for more than 11 years. He is Past President of the IIA Austin Chapter and received the Chapter’s 2006 Practitioner of the Year Award. He is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and has served on three national/international program committees. Phil is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Project Management Institute.

Phil has been a frequent speaker at various national, regional, state and international conferences during the past 10 years. He also has provided training on numerous subjects related to internal auditing, leadership, governance, risk management and information technology audits.

Phil received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He also has a Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).

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Jo Dale Guzman Download Handout

Jo Dale Guzman is the Manager of Professional Development at the Texas State Auditor’s Office. Originally from Alabama, she came to Austin to attend Saint Edward’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. She went on to receive a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest Texas State University.

Jo Dale previously worked at the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center providing legal and technical training to municipal court clerks and bailiffs. She has authored articles for various state and national publications and is a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education instructor. She also is certified to teach Franklin Covey’s Leadership, Focus and Project Management courses.

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Greg Herbert

Greg Herbert has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Office of the Attorney General since August 1994. Previously, he held the position of Assistant Director of Accounting and worked as an Assistant State Auditor for the State Auditor’s Office. Greg received business degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Southwest Texas State University, and he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In his leisure time, Greg actively restores antique automobiles, spends time with his wife of 20 years and treasures every minute he can with his 15-year-old daughter.

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Amy Randolph Download Handout (.pptx)

Amy Randolph has served as the Organizational Development Coordinator for the Office of the Attorney General since June 2009. Previously, she owned a training consulting company for 12 years. Amy has a master’s degree in chaplaincy and pastoral care from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, a master’s degree in leisure studies from the University of Maryland in College Park and a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Sam Houston State University. In her leisure time, she likes to play golf, cook, play with her 4-year-old daughter and paint.

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Pamela Scivicque

Pamela Scivicque joined the Texas Public Finance Authority in 1990 and currently serves as Business Manager where she is responsible for procurement, accounting, budgeting and risk and property management. Pamela began her state service with the Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas over 20 years ago and was previously employed with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before returning to Austin. Throughout her career in state government, Pamela has served on numerous committees. She was TSABAA President in 2006 and is a member of Executive Women in Texas.

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David Steier Download Handout

Dr. David Steier is a Director in Deloitte, where he leads a group in the U.S. Deloitte Analytics Institute focused on advanced analytics and visualization. The group has ongoing solutions development efforts in government, retail, financial services and health care. David specializes in applications of artificial intelligence, especially in data mining, software engineering and knowledge management. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications and presentations in these areas, including two books, a dozen journal papers and a dozen conference papers and workshop presentations. David holds a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon (where he served on the research faculty for three years after getting his doctorate) and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Purdue University.

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