Keynote Speaker: Alan Chvotkin – Executive VP & Counsel, Professional Services Council
Mr. Chvotkin is one of the most knowledgeable and respected experts on federal acquisition policy, legislation, and regulation. He is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity.Prior to joining PSC, he was a vice president of AT&T Government Services where he was responsible for managing key AT&T programs and opportunities. From 1986 to 1995, he was corporate director of government relations and senior counsel at Sundstrand Corporation. Chvotkin also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill, serving first as a staff member on the Senate Budget Committee and, later, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He became counsel and staff director to the Senate Small Business Committee and then counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Alan is a member of the American, Supreme Court and District of Columbia Bar Associations and a fellow of the National Contract Management Association, where he serves on its national board of advisors. He is also a founding member and continuing leader of the federal contracting industry’s Acquisition Reform Working Group, which was established in 1993. He also co-chairs the operating committee of the Council of Defense and Space Industries Association. For his service to the contracting community, he twice received the prestigious Fed 100 Award.
Chad Braley – CEO, Capital Edge Consulting
Chad’s area of expertise includes the CAS, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Truth in Negotiations Act, Government accounting requirements, Earned Value Management (EVM), Material Management & Accounting Systems (MMAS), DCAA audit and regulatory non-compliance support, business systems, ICAPs, ERP systems, risk mitigation. Mr. Braley has successfully supported clients in developing and implementing compliance controls, policies, processes, and procedures to successfully mitigate the risk of regulatory noncompliance and has assisted over 75 companies in successfully completing Government audits. Mr. Braley has extensive experience in the Cost Accounting Standards and has successfully supported companies in developing their CAS Disclosure Statements, changing cost accounting practices, developing cost impact statements, and defending allegations of noncompliance.
Craig Stetson, CPA, CGMA, MBA – Director, Capital Edge consulting
Mr. Stetson has over 25 years of direct experience in government contract accounting, pricing, subcontract management, regulatory and federal contract compliance (FAR, CAS, OMB circular requirements), business system implementation, and internal control oversight. His industry experience includes aerospace and defense, manufacturing, construction, architecture and engineering, information and communications, higher education, and not-for-profits.
Rhonda Lugar – President, SDL Consulting
Rhonda has extensive experience in private industry as a CFO, is a CPA and has been a consultant with SDL Consulting for 10 years. In addition to overseeing finance, human resources and IT areas at a large government contractor, Ms. Lugar is a firm believer in standards based accounting and systems practices and has assisted in registering companies’ back office operations under the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
Ken Bricker – Partner, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Ken has worked in the Government-contracting and acquisitions arena since 1975. He has private sector experience as a Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of a Government contractor, as well as Government experience as a Senior Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency. He has extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Ken frequently assists clients with regulatory issues such as systems reviews (accounting, estimating, purchasing, billing), bids and proposals, rate structure development, forward pricing, wage determinations, claims (equitable adjustment, delay, termination), defective pricing, and incurred cost submissions.
Beverly Arviso – Founder, Arviso, Inc.
Beverly is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) with over 15 years of progressive accounting and finance experience and extensive knowledge of the government contracting industry. As a Government Contract Consultant, Beverly specializes in reviewing, restructuring, and implementing compliant job cost accounting systems in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Contract Audit Manual (CAM), she specializes in DCAA audit preparation and support, cost and pricing strategy and development, acting as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and controller, strategic business planning and processes, indirect rate strategy and development, incurred cost submissions, GSA contract proposal, administration and audit support, government contract and subcontract compliance, and contract and subcontract administration.
Jill Haynie – Director, MGO Mensch
Jill is a Director for MGO Mensch, providing advice and counsel on issues related to the pricing, costing and administration of Government contracts and Government property administration. She reviews and designs cost accounting systems for compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws and for cost recovery. She develops rate models and assists in preparing contract claims and termination proposals. Ms. Haynie assists clients with preparing proposals for Government contracts. She designs estimating systems for compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). She supports clients during audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
Stephanie Lugar – Senior Financial Consultant, SDL Consulting
Stephanie is a CPA with Masters and Bachelor degrees in accounting from Va Tech. In addition to systems integration and financial statement analysis, Stephanie focuses on Policy Adherence, Data Analysis and Mining, Fraud Risk Analysis, and creating efficient and effective work processes. As a consultant, She has provided software integration, resource collaboration and SOX compliance for clients such as Freddie Mac and Carlyle Investment Group, as well as assisting with internal audit support, mortgage and loan litigation analysis.