Due to snow the February Meeting is rescheduled to March 5, 2014 - time and place remain the same.
Topic: CAE Roundtable : "Hot Topic Q&A"
Speakers (BIOs below):
Allen Cooper, CAE at ConAgra Foods
Kim Weiss,CAE at First National Bank
Randy Tripp, CAE at TD Ameritrade
Jennifer Hamann, CAE at Union Pacific
Pricing: Members/Student/Retires: $25 PayPal
Non-Members: $30 PayPal
CPE Credit: 1 CPE
Allen Cooper is currently the Vice President of Internal Audit at ConAgra Foods.
He is certified as a CPA and a CIA. He has gained 25 years of accounting/finance experience while working with publicly-held manufacturing companies and at a 'Big 4' public accounting firm. Sixteen of his 25 years of experience has been in internal audit with the remaining 9 years in various accounting/finance roles, including serving as a Manager of Accounting, Controller, Sr. Director of Corporate Finance, and VP of Finance.
Randy L. Tripp, Managing Director, General Auditor -TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD)
Randy Tripp is responsible for ensuring TD Ameritrade has a comprehensive, effective and efficient assurance and audit structure. His duties include managing the Internal Audit Department and relationships with the firm’s external auditors; developing plans and administering the annual
TD Ameritrade Audit Plan as approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; determining adequacy of the company’s financial reporting processes; effectiveness of prudent business practices; and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations. He submits reports to the Audit Committee of TD Ameritrade’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining TD Ameritrade in April 2013, Mr. Tripp served as Senior Vice President, Head of International and Chief Executive Officer of E*TRADE Securities Limited from 2011 to 2013 and as General Auditor of E*TRADE Financial from 2004-2011. He also served as Vice President of Audit & Security for Avaya; and Vice President and Chief Auditor of Deutsche Financial Services Corporation, a unit of Deutsche Bank A.G.
Mr. Tripp began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a BS/BA in Accounting from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Community Banking from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a CPA and also holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
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Jennifer Hamann, General Auditor – Corporate Audit Staff - Union Pacific Corporation
Jennifer began her career with Union Pacific Corporation in 1992 as a member of the Corporation’s audit staff. In 1998, she moved to the Railroad’s Human Resources Department where she held various management positions. Jennifer joined the Corporate Treasury group in April 2002, when she was named Assistant Vice President – Investor Relations. In April 2011, Jennifer was promoted to her current position as General Auditor of the Corporate Audit Staff.
Prior to joining Union Pacific, Jennifer obtained her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha (UNO). She has also fulfilled the requirements and examinations necessary to receive a Certified Public Accountant certificate.
In addition to her duties at Union Pacific, Jennifer was UP’s LEAD President for 2007, is a member of the board of directors for Women’s Center for Advancement, and serves on the board of the Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.
Kimberly S. Weiss - Senior Vice President and Director, Corporate Audit Services for First
National of Nebraska, Inc. (FNNI) and its affiliates in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ms. Weiss was appointed Vice President and Director effective June 1, 2012, and promoted to Senior Vice
President effective December 2, 2013. She functionally reports to the FNNI Audit Committee,
and administratively reports to the FNNI President. Over the past year, Ms. Weiss has
incorporated new department processes and procedures and successfully re-structured the
Internal Audit department members for better efficiency. She has helped FNNI accomplish its
objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes, as well as assessing
compliance with banking and consumer protection laws and regulations.
Ms. Weiss began her career with FNNI in 2003 as a Senior Financial Analyst in Merchant
Solutions and moved up steadily over the next five years. Since then, she has held various
financial positions with FNNI’s Corporate Accounting department. Prior to her current role, Ms.
Weiss served as Accounting Manager responsible for financial reporting. While in the
accounting manager role, she led the accounting team through the sale and consolidation of
major business segments during the 2008 recession.
Prior to employment with FNNI, Ms. Weiss worked for Ernst & Young in Denver, Colorado as a
Ms. Weiss serves on two boards: the Financial Services Conference Board and the Best Audit
Practices Peer Group; both are comprised of chief audit executives from several national midsized
banks with assets between $10 and 50 billion. Ms. Weiss also serves as Chairperson of
ArtVenture’s the Girl Scouts of Nebraska.
Ms. Weiss graduated cum laude with her Masters in Accounting Business Administration from
the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She currently
lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and three young children.