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9.22.19 - 9.23.19

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Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Cooper

CEO- The CooperGroup, LLC


Cynthia Cooper is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and best-selling author. She was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year for her role in uncovering the fraud at WorldCom and has been featured as one of twenty-five most influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine.


Cynthia is a recipient of the Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for her contributions to educating the public about economics, business and finance. She is the first woman to be inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Hall of Fame. In addition, Cynthia is an inaugural inductee of the Institute of Internal Auditors American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners, and she is the first woman to receive the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Exemplar Award.


Cynthia has been featured in national periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CFO Magazine and Business Week. She has served on panels with notables such as Anderson Cooper, Donna Brazile, and Grover Norquist and has appeared on programs including Fox Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard, PBS’s Tavis Smiley, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CSPAN’s BookTV, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch, and CNBC’s Squawk Box.


Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust dedicated to advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations. She previously served as Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and as a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).


Cynthia has donated all of the profits from her book to ethics education for students. She serves on advisory boards for Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University and previously served on advisory boards for the University of Alabama and Lehigh University.


Cynthia served as Vice President for MCI where she and her team helped the company move forward and successfully emerge from bankruptcy. Cynthia began her career in public accounting and previously worked in Atlanta, Georgia for Deloitte and Touche and Pricewaterhouse.

20th Annual Mid-Atlantic CFMA Conference Committee

Jim McGettigan, CBIZ / MHM (Chair)

Joe Buckley, Allan Myers (Co-Chair)

Denita Schreier, WDS Construction (Treasurer)

Helen Apostolico, Landmark Science and Engineering

Joe Artale, C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc.

Bruce Berg, Wickersham Construction

John Bieber, National Glass and Metal

George Crowell, Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, PC

Scott Derco, Citrin Cooperman

Michael Dishaw, Sr., Infrastructure and Industrial Contractors USA

Kimberly Hullfish, C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc.

Faith McDermott, Scientifix, LLC

Jamie McDonald, Schlouch Excavating

Amanda Raman, Therrien Waddell

Steven Schertz, Henegan Construction

Vikki Scolaro, Bank of America

Maureen Sibold, Aronson, LLC

Tony Stagliano, CBIZ / MHM

Chavon Wilcox, Aronson, LLC

Mid-Atlantic Region CFMA Chapters:

Central Pennsylvania

Central Virginia


Greater Berks-lehigh Valley

Greater Pittsburgh


New Jersey

New York


South Jersey

Washington DC

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