TAMIU Compliance Conference Underway
Posted: 4/18/13

Compliance Conference at TAMIU Thursday, Friday

A new Texas A&M International University professional conference hopes to ease the fear usually associated with compliance in the workplace.

“Compliance:  Towards an Ethical Answer,” is scheduled April 18-19 at TAMIU’s Student Center.

Sponsored by the University’s Office of Continuing Education, the two-day Conference l features guest presenters and panelists in sessions.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will also be available.  Seating is limited and Conference cost is $200 per participant for both days or $100 for a single day.

The first-ever Conference aims to explore how compliance is best defined, practiced and achieved, consistent with the ethical foundation of all compliance-based organizations. 

The Conference opens Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. with a session on timely detection of fraudulent schemes to help mitigate corruption risks, presented by Jeffrey Harfenist, CPA, and MBA.  Session two will follow with an overview of the federal sentencing guidelines for corporations by US District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Marina García Marmolejo.  Judge García Marmolejo joins an ethics panel discussion thereafter with Father Michael T. Scheerger, Catholic Campus Ministry and TAMIU assistant professor Dr. Paul Madlock. A reception will end the first Conference day.

 Friday, April 19 features two sessions, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The first session focuses on enterprise risk management and compliance and will be presented by Texas A&M University associate director of Risk Management Henry Judah. The second session, at 10:15 a.m., features Connie Estrems, CPA, MII corporate manager for Compliance, on creating a compliance program.

Keynote speaker at the closing luncheon will be Frank Navran, founder and principal consultant of Navran Associates, who will address ethically effective leadership. 

For more information, including registration assistance, please contact the TAMIU Office of Continuing Education at 956.326.3068 or email continuingeducation@tamiu.edu.  Information is also available online at www.tamiu.edu/ce/compconf2013.shtml

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