Protiviti's Texas Professional Education Events for Finance, Audit Professionals to Provide Strategic Insight Into Top Business Challenges

Robert McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, to open Dallas event with status report on U.S. economy

Aug 31, 2010, 06:00 ET from Protiviti

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ --




Protiviti (, a global business consulting and internal audit firm, is hosting two Powerful Insights events in September for Texas finance and audit professionals designed to help them address some of the biggest challenges that businesses face today, while earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The day-long events will feature several sessions with experts from across the country, including a special status report on the U.S economy from Robert McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, to kick off Protiviti's Dallas event.

Session topics, which vary by location, will explore such areas as:

  • Fraud risk management

  • Saving time and cost in the financial close cycle

  • Sustainable regulatory compliance

  • Spreadsheet risk management

  • Managing IT and security risk

  • Managing and reducing healthcare spend


Robert McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will kick off the Dallas session by sharing his perspective on the U.S. economy. McTeer is a member of the Protiviti Advisory Board.

Protiviti speakers will vary based on location and their sessions will include:

  • Pam Verick, director: "Fraudalicious": Activities that Could be Eating Away at Your Shareholder Value

  • Wayne Wilson, managing director: When the Government Comes a Knocking - Responding to Government Initiated Investigations

  • David Johnson, managing director and global energy leader: Unintended Consequences 

  • Jim DeLoach, managing director: Enterprise Risk Management - Identifying the Risks that Really Matter and Understanding How to Manage Them

  • Scott Graham, managing director and south region internal audit leader: SOX in 2010 - Making it Verifiable and Sustainable for Your Organization

  • Clint McPherson, managing director, and Ron Scalzo, managing director and global supply chain lead: Supply Chain - Improving Bottom Line Performance through Strategic Sourcing.


Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2010

7 a.m. CDT: Registration and continental breakfast

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT: Training (includes lunch)  


Houston:  The Westin Galleria on Sept. 17

Dallas:  InterContinental Hotel on Sept. 24


Registration fee is $95 per person; register four participants and the fifth person can attend for no charge. To register for either of these events, please visit

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