Program

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Sponsorship: Tote Bags
Provided by The Davidsohn Group

Sponsorship: Wall Street Journals
Provided by Dow Jones

Agenda

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

6:00-7:30 p.m.
SPEAKERS COCKTAIL & HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION
Open to All Registrants

CONFERENCE ATTIRE: Business Casual (optional)

Provided by: PriceMetrix

Thursday, June 7

8:00-8:45 a.m.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Hosted by Bank of New York

8:45-9:00 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS

Ralph T. Meacham
Chief Financial Officer
Butler, Wick & Co., Inc.
Chair, FMD Regional Conference Committee

9:00-10:30 a.m.
ACCOUNTING AND TAX ISSUES

Moderator:
Anthony Miller
Janney Montgomery Scott

Speakers:
G. Victor Johnson
Partner
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

Dan Nelson
Vice President, Corporate Tax
E Trade

 

10:30-10:45 a.m.
MORNING REFRESHMENTS

10:45-11:45 a.m.
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

Michael Flanagan
Securities Industry Analytics, LLC

 

12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCHEON
Hosted by BMO Capital Markets

 

INTRODUCTION

John Hague
Partner
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

Speaker:
William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION
BANKER PANEL

Moderator:
Michael Gironta
Petersen Investments, Inc.

Panelists:
Chris Doering
US Bank

Joe Ciacciarelli
Bank of New York

Michael Lipinski
Vice President
Harris Bank NA

 

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Expert Panel

Sarbanes Oxley

Moderator:
Matthew Hughey
First Clearing Corp.

Andreas Tsalikis
Partner
Deloitte

Andrea W. Johnson
A G Edwards

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Two-hour architectural cruise on the Chicago River and EVENING Dinner
Hosted by McGladrey & Pullen

 

Friday, JUNE 8

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Hosted by Deloitte

8:45 – 12:00 a.m.
MORNING GENERAL SESSION

8:45 – 9:45
Legislative and Political Update for the Securities Industry

Introduction

Richard Franz
Raymond James

Scot DeFife
Senior Managing Director
SIFM

9:50- 12:00
Regulator Panel

Moderator:
Roger Coffin
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Panelists:
Michael Levickas
Associate Director of Financial Operation
National Association of Securities Dealers

Randal W. Roy
Securities Exchange Commission

Krisoula Dailey
Managing Director
Regulatory Development and Services
New York Stock Exchange

12:00 p.m.
CLOSING COMMENTS
Ralph T. Meacham
Chief Financial Officer
Butler, Wick & Co., Inc.
Chair, FMD Regional Conference Committee

For remaining sponsorships, Jeff Freimauer
Manager, Exhibit Sales & Services
SIFMA - Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
120 Broadway, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Ph: (212) 618-0592
jfreimauer@sifma.org
www.sifma.org

THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION

REGIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Ralph T. Meacham, Butler, Wick & Co., Inc. Chair

Bill M. Albin, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Richard B. Franz II, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Michael Gironta, Petersen Investments, Inc.

John Hague, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

Matt Hughey, CPA , First Clearing, LLC/Wachovia Securities, LLC

Anthony Miller, Janney Montgomery Scott

Sally Maske, Banc of American Securities LLC

John P. Meegan,, Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

F. Mikael Mleko, Grant Thornton LLP

Loraine Wiser,CUSO Financial Services, L.P.

Benji H. Wolken, Ernst & Young LLP