Presenters Bios

AGENDA WILL BE SET BY JUNE 14, 2024 ~ The NACA Golf Outing is scheduled for September 9, at 1pm.

The Conference will feature 16 sessions with 16.5 CPE credits over the two days. You can look forward to the amenities listed below the schedule.

Date Time Topic Presenter CPE
10-Sep 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
10-Sep 8:00 – 8:15 am Opening remarks from the NACA Chairman Brian Felix CCA/CCP
10-Sep 8:15 – 9:05 am
AI and Construction Audit
Adam Rouse CCA/CCP 1
10-Sep 9:05 – 9:55 am The Art of Selling an Audit Point – Why case studies and storytelling matters. Vinson Chapman CCA 1
10-Sep 9:55 -10:10 am Break
10-Sep 10:10 -11:00 am The Truth is in the Details if You Keep Digging for Answers Debbie Townsend CCA & Ashley Humphries CCA 1
10-Sep 11:00 – 11:50 pm How Owners are Preparing for Predictive AI Jim Schmid CCA 1
10-Sep 11:50 – 12:30 pm Lunch
10-Sep 12:30 – 1:45 pm Construction Litigation: A Roundtable Discussion on the Latest Trends in Contracts and Conflicts J Bradley Sargent CCA & Panel- Keynote session 1.5
10-Sep 1:45 – 2:35 pm Are GMP Subcontracts a Good Idea?  Factors to Consider John Wisz CCA CPA 1
10-Sep 2:35 – 2:55 pm Break
10-Sep 3:00 – 3:50 pm Prevailing Wage Issues  Laura Lewis CCA 1
10-Sep 3:50 – 4:40 pm “Challenging what you think you know” An exploration of why auditors should verify assumptions and what is presented as “Industry Standard” Jake Ortego CCA/CCP 1
10-Sep 5:30 -7:30 pm Reception – All attendees to celebrate NACA’s 16th Anniversary
11-Sep 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
11-Sep 8:00-8:50 am Construction Cost Allowance – What is it? How should it be treated as part of the GMP?  Marvin Johnson CCA/CCP 1
11-Sep 8:50 – 9:40 am The Topic of Fraud – Not your typical cocktail party conversation. Edward Travers CCA & Kenneth Brzozowski CCA 1
11-Sep 9:40 -10:00 am Break
11-Sep 10:00 -10:50 am Auditors Role in Closing Out a GMP Contract Colin A. Daigle CCA 1
11-Sep 10:50 – 11:40 pm Realtime Audits vs. Retrospective Audits: Where is the Most Value? Paul Pettit CCA  1
11-Sep 11:40 – 12:30 pm Lunch
11-Sep 12:30 – 1:20 pm Audit to Claims – Taking It to the Next Level Dave Potak CCA ? Chris Cavallo CCA 1
11-Sep 1:20 – 2:10 pm Change Order Reviews Patrick Reiser CCA 1
11-Sep 2:00 – 2:20 pm Break
11-Sep 2:20 – 3:10 pm Engagement Planning:  Strategies to run a successful audit Robert Zellmer, CCA, Blair Brown, CFE 1
11-Sep 3:10 – 4:00 pm Internal Audit as a Risk Management Tool for Construction Projects: Protecting Investor and Owner Interests

Felipe Gutierrez CCA 1
11-Sep 4:00 – 4:15 pm Conference Wrap Brian Felix CCA/CCP
Total CPE Available 16.5
    • State of the art facilities for your comfort and opportunities to mingle.
  • Enhanced meals – Start with a specialty hot breakfast item like eggs, and including an assortment of bakery fresh pastries, bagels, and muffins, along with fresh whole fruit, yogurt and cereal.
  • Deluxe Mid-Morning Break – Energizing snacks, such as whole fruit, assorted breakfast bars, and yogurt parfaits
  • Themed Buffet Lunch – Delicious menus prepared daily, and perfectly paired with two scrumptious dessert choices!
  • Deluxe Afternoon Break – Energizing mid-afternoon snacks, such as whole fruit, candy shop candies, assorted chips and crackers, and one fresh specialty item