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Event Date Thu Apr 21 UTC - Fri Apr 22 UTC (about 1 month ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Apr 20 8:00pm - Thu Apr 21 8:00pm
Location Virtual
Region All

This summit is an opportunity for public power professionals to learn, network, and discuss current trends and issues with peers from around the country.


• GASB Update
Get the latest news and updates from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and how any changes might affect your public power utility’s accounting & reporting. Hear directly from a GASB representative about recent and proposed changes and additions and discuss what’s in the pipeline.

• State and Local Finance: The View from Washington
COVID-19 recovery and response and climate change continue to dominate the legislative and regulatory landscape in Washington. Learn how legislation and regulations related to these issues may affect your utility.

• Derivatives: Market Update and Hedge Accounting Refresher
Hedging is an effective risk management strategy that can reduce income statement volatility and mitigate financial risk. However, the accounting associated with such instruments can be complex. Learn about the market and the potential strategies that you can employ as well as the ins and outs of hedge accounting requirements.

• Rating Agency Update for Public Power
Hear directly from the rating agencies on how they are analyzing public power and the electric utility industry. Discuss how the suite of economic and regulatory changes over the past year and technological advances expected in the future can affect your utility’s bond ratings.

• Accounting & Finance Roundtable
Share your experiences and ask questions of your fellow public power attendees about your biggest challenges in utility accounting and finance. Discuss the remote working best standards and attendees experience so far.

• The Great Resignation and Its Effects on Accounting Staffing
The labor market has seen unprecedented turnover with even more projected in the next year. Learn about how the Great Resignation and pandemic-related changes are affecting the accounting labor market and what your companies can do to navigate the changes. Many companies have responded with a hybrid workplace and one of our members will share their experience implementing one.


2022 Speakers

Deborah Beams, CPA
Supervising Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut

John Godfrey
Senior Government Relations Director, American Public Power Association, Washington, D.C.

Emily Swenson Brock
Director, Federal Liaison Center, Government Finance Officers Association

Glen Hecht
Power and Utilities Partner, Ernst & Young

Dennis M. Pidherny
Managing Director, Public Finance, Sector Head – U.S. Public Power, Fitch Ratings, New York, New York

Linda Vanderperre
Senior Director, KBRA

Emily Dosal
Vice President of Recruiting, ICX Group

Patricia “Pat” Maillis
Director of Employee Services, JEA, Jacksonville, Florida

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsor

• PowerPlan