Hilton Palacio Del Rio
San Antonio, TX
9/19/19 - 9/20/19
Senior Manager- Crowe
Greg Brown, CPA, Senior Manager at Crowe LLP, has more than 13 years of experience working for construction industry clients and is the lead for Crowe's heavy/highway/civil segment. His expertise helping clients evaluate and implement industry best practices has helped improve profitability of the clients he serves. Projects that he has managed include evaluations of companies’ overhead structure, succession planning, turn-around consulting, change order management, and working capital/liquidity enhancement. He currently serves as President and Board Member for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter and Chair of the National CFMA Heavy/Highway Committee. He has presented at national, regional, and local CFMA events and has contributed articles to both ENR-Texas/Louisiana edition and the CFMA “Talking Heavy” e-publication.
Senior leadership consultant and executive coach- Integrated Leadership Systems
As a senior leadership consultant and executive coach for Integrated Leadership Systems since 2006, M.J. Clark helps companies plan for ownership and management succession and foster more authentic communication in the workplace. She helps executives keep others accountable, better manage stress, become more assertive, mentor others and fine tune leadership and management skills. ILS is a leadership training, executive coaching and consulting business based in Columbus, Ohio, that provides services for hundreds of companies all over North America.
M.J. has a master's degree in organizational communication from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Ohio University. She is the author of the book Shut Up and Lead: A Communicator’s Guide to Quiet Leadership.
Managing Director- Crowe
Mr. Daum has over 25 years of experience relating to the establishment and maintenance of retirement and executive compensation programs.
Professional and Industry Experience
During his career, Mr. Daum has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including small privately owned organizations, large public companies, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Education & Certifications
Jonathan Fanning helps organizations and individuals reach their full potential and is the author of several books, including Who are you BECOMING? Through keynote speaking, training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Jonathan works to create excellence within companies, teams and organizations that are not willing to settle for “good enough.”
Jonathan was voted best speaker at a recent TED Talk conference.
A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance. “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping others to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking. With over fifteen years of experience coaching leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors, Jonathan has developed expertise in the principles, practices, and challenges of creating a worthwhile vision and becoming the leader capable of the worthy pursuit.
Fanning has built several successful businesses, including a national children's fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership. Jonathan shares his message with organizations around the world, inspiring with relevant stories, strategies, and practical application steps to help audience members challenge the status quo.
Jonathan lives in NY with his amazing wife, Dominika, and two angelic little girls, Ella and Maya
Andrew S. Harris
Associate- Andrews Myers, P.C.
Andrew S. Harris is an associate at Andrews Myers, P.C. located in the Austin, Texas office. He attended the University of Connecticut (B.A., 2003) and Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2013). Mr. Harris focuses on advocating for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners on a variety of construction-related issues including litigation, contract negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Harris has experience with construction defects, delay and acceleration claims, lien and bond claims, payment disputes, termination claims, commercial lease issues, and surety claims. Mr. Harris has also drafted and negotiated a variety of construction contracts, including prime contracts, design contracts, and subcontracts. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Harris worked for a roofing contractor, estimating and managing projects throughout the Midwest and Texas. A former collegiate baseball player, Mr. Harris is also the co-founder and a current board member of RBI Austin, a 501(c)(3) which mentors over 1,400 at-risk children and teens in East Austin and surrounding communities.
R.A. Bobbi Hayes, CPA, CCIFP, CFE, CVA, CEPA
Partner- Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
As a partner in Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC’s Albuquerque office, Bobbi works with a variety of closely-held businesses, with an emphasis on clients in the construction industry, including general and heavy construction, subcontractors, homebuilders and 8(a) contractors. She provides expertise in financial statement planning, tax planning, strategic business planning, and construction accounting software applications. As well as being a Certified Public Accountant, Bobbi is also a CCIFP-Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, CFE-Certified Fraud Examiner, CVA-Certified Valuation Analyst, and CEPA-Certified Exit Planning Advisor.
Bobbi has led seminars on the use of technology for contractors, construction cost structure, business exit planning, business strategic planning, fraud prevention and other matters for national organizations and local construction contractor professional organizations. She also co-teaches Advanced Construction Topics annually for Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC’s internal firm-wide continuing professional education program. Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC is a top twenty CPA firm operating across ten states.
Bobbi has spent much of her career helping New Mexico’s construction community. Currently serving on the national CPA Advisory Council for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, she also serves on the local boards of Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico, Associated Contractors of New Mexico, and the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute. She is a past Chairman of the Associate-Affiliate division of the New Mexico Building Branch, Associated General Contractors, a past President of the Santa Fe chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and a founding member of the Construction Program Advisory Council to the University of New Mexico.
University of New Mexico, BBA in Accounting, with distinction, 1982
Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Member, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Scott A. Humphrey, CPA
Scott is a member of BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group and BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group. He serves corporate and individual clients in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, software and retail industries. His technical knowledge includes tax planning and compliance, including multistate compliance and accounting method strategies. Scott has led various internal and external presentations and training sessions on the tangible property regulations and currently serves as a firmwide resource on the subject.
Prior to moving to the Dallas BKD office, he served as a national tax assistant director in BKD’s National Office. In this role, he performed tax consultations and quality control reviews with the firm’s offices and trained personnel on common firm approaches, including standardized tax workpapers, technology tools, new tax laws and regulatory procedures.
Scott is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society and past treasurer for the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington.
He is a graduate of University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, with a B.S. degree in accounting and professional services.
Director, Technology and Management Consulting- RSM US LLP
David is a director within the technology and management consulting practice in the San Antonio office of RSM. He focuses on providing guidance on a great diversity of technology disciplines, including virtualization, server hardware, wireless, Active Directory and group policy best practices, mobile device management, cloud and managed services, local area network/wide area network design, storage area network and storage, datacenter power and cooling analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery, and hyperconverged infrastructure.
Prior to joining RSM in 2012, David worked as a network administrator at a local insurance agency in Ames, Iowa. He began his career as a network support technician at a statement university in 2009.
David’s experience includes the following:
Professional affiliations and credentials
Principal and Florida Consulting Manager- FMI
As a principal with FMI, Gregg specializes in the areas of productivity and project management. He also leads FMI’s project management consulting practice. He also leads the consulting management group of FMI’s Florida office.
Prior to joining FMI, Gregg served as a senior project manager for a general contracting firm in central Florida. He has completed complex and sophisticated construction projects in the several different niches and geographic markets. He has also worked as a construction manager and managed direct labor. Furthermore, Gregg has expertise in numerous contract delivery methods.
Gregg was named one of the Top 25 Consultants of 2014 by Consulting Magazine, receiving the highest number of nominations for that year’s recipient group. Additionally, he was a two-time finalist for the Association of Management Consulting Firms award for “Change Management” in 2012 and 2013. Gregg has been a guest speaker for the ABC, AGC, IFMA, DBIA, NECA and CFMA. He has been the Gulf Coast Director of the Design Build Institute of America function and regularly speaks to students in the civil engineering graduate school program at the University of Florida. Gregg has also spoken to similar groups around the state of Florida.
He has successfully completed project management and productivity implementation engagements for general and trade contractors across the country. In addition to his implementation engagements, Gregg facilitates strategic planning and evaluation services focused on organizational transformation. He has also been an instructor with FMI’s Project Manager Academy and regularly trains individuals from foreman to CEO.
Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, and a master of business administration with a concentration in international business from the University of Tampa. He was recognized as a Beta Gamma Sigma honor graduate at the University of Tampa and Tau Beta Pi honor graduate at the University of Florida. He possesses a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University and an Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird University. Gregg possesses an Engineer Intern certificate from the State of Florida as well as a Florida General Contractors license. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, International Facility Management Association, Leadership Tampa and Leadership Pasco.
Taylor W. Short, CPA
Taylor is the Houston office industry leader of BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group. He has more than six years of experience providing accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in various industries. Taylor works directly with senior management and business owners to help them achieve corporate, partnership, individual and trust tax return compliance and tax planning.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Urban Land Institute and the Greater Houston Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Taylor is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, with a B.B.A. degree in accounting and an M.S. degree in accounting.
Kevin Sullivan, P.E.
Partner- Brayn Consulting
Kevin is a rare combination of engineer and tax consultant. He is an award-winning expert on sustainable design and construction, and licensed as a Professional Engineer in over 30 states.
As a Partner at BRAYN, he works with businesses and their CPAs to identify lucrative federal and state tax incentives. He has helped companies save over $100,000,000 through R&D Tax Credits, 179D Energy Efficient Deductions, Cost Segregation & other specialty incentives.
Employment Law- Cokinos
Wilson Stoker is an employment law counselor who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Wilson has broad experience representing employers nationwide in a wide range of employment lawsuits in state and Federal courts in Texas and throughout the United States. Wilson has counseled businesses on legal issues related to hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions, and defended businesses in litigation involving FMLA, ADA, FLSA, wage and hour, Title VII harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as state law claims. Wilson has worked with numerous employers to successfully defend DOL, EEOC and TWC complaints and investigations.
Wilson’s experience extends to litigation avoidance; and he frequently conducts workplace training and provides compliance assistance to employers on day-to-day employment issues such as workplace investigations, handbook policies and general counsel advice. He drafts and reviews non-disclosure, non-compete and executive employment agreements for compliance with federal, state and local laws. In addition, he has particular experience assisting government contractors with all aspects of OFCCP affirmative action compliance including developing and maintaining affirmative action plans and related audits.
Wilson is a frequent speaker on hot-button labor and employment law issues, including social media, harassment investigations, the ADA, the FMLA, wage and hour law, and the National Labor Relations Act.
During law school, Wilson clerked for the Honorable John M. Manos, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to law school, he worked as a financial analyst for Lehman Brothers in New York City. Wilson is originally from Buffalo, NY, and currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin.
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2019 CFMA Lone Star Conference Committee
San Antonio Chapter
Vivian Garza-Steele, Zachry Corporation (2019 Chair)
James Deaven, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Central Texas Chapter
Anna Fisher, Contractor’s Edge
Heart of Texas Chapter
Caryl Coronis, NBG Constructors
Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
David Andrews, Skiles Group
El Paso Chapter
Michael J. White, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC