2018 RAAW Conference
August 27-29, 2018 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA



7 a.m. to 8 a.m.


7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration Open

8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Farm Credit Welcome, Lynn Scherler, Chief Lending Officer, American AgCredit, ACA

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

General Session #1: The Age of Speed 2, Vince Poscente, Resiliency Expert

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9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions #1

Audit: ICFR and Where We Are Today, Kim Brunner, CPA, VP - Enterprise Risk Management, AgriBank; Erik Person, CIA, CFIRS, SVP, Chief Audit Executive, American AgCredit, ACA

Credit/Appraisal/Risk: Economic Update, Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, INTL FCStone

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

General Session #2: A Conversation with the Funding Corp, Karen Brenner, CPA, Managing Director - Financial Management Division, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation; Todd Van Hoose, President & CEO, Farm Credit Council

2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Transition Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #2

Audit/Credit/Risk: FCA Hot TopicsMichael A. Anderson, CISA, Program Manager, Operations Risk Program, Farm Credit Administration; Mike Duffy, Credit Specialist Program Manager, Farm Credit Administration

Appraisal: Wind & Solar: Physical & Lease Impacts, Shannon L. Ferrell, PhD, Associate Professor, Agricultural Law, Department of Agricultural Economics,Oklahoma State University 

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #3

Audit/Credit: The Link Between Effective Training Programs and Staff Retention, Jodi McManus, Training and Development Specialist, Texas Farm Credit Services; Sarah Spivey, Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, FCC Services

Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Liability and Risk Issues, Peter Christensen, J.D. General Counsel, LIA Administrators & Insurance Services

Risk: When Disaster Strikes, Ricardo Fernandez, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Farm Credit, ACA; Steve Perrone, CISA, CRISC, Sr. IT Compliance Officer, Capital Farm Credit, ACA; Jerry Rose, EVP, Chief Risk Officer, American AgCredit, ACA

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.



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