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2017 Conference Program

Presentations

Monday, October 1, 2017

General Session

Welcome Message
Jon Engen, Mayor of Missoula
Welcome to Montana
Governor Steve Bullock
Changing our thinking about Employee Engagement
Carlos Arce, Elation
Download: PDF (107KB) | PowerPoint (89 KB)
A Life of Climbing on Public Lands
Conrad Anker, Team Captain, North Face Global Athlete Team
Download: PDF (43 KB) | PowerPoint (75 KB)

Workplace Safety

Defusing Violence
Julie Ouzts, Loss Prevention Specialist, Montana Department of Administration
Meth and Marijuana Awareness
Ken Poteet, The Awareness Group

Service Economy

Reevaulating Airbnb Agreements
Dan Bucks, Revenue Policy Consultant
Download: PDF (392 KB) | PowerPoint (78 KB)
Marijuana: A Budding Industry
Eric Smith, Business Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Revenue
Lee Baerlocher, Division Administrator, Montana Department of Revenue
Brandon Spanos, Deputy Director, Alaska Department of Revenue
Download: PDF (92 KB) | PowerPoint (59 KB)

Management

Professionalism: What does it really mean?
Randy Tilley, Audit Division Administrator, Idaho State Tax Commission
Download: PDF (6.3 MB) | PowerPoint (6.7 MB)
State Government Manager’s Training in a Union World
Jason Slead, Trainer, Montana Department of Revenue
Download: PDF (617 KB) | PowerPoint (3 MB)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

General Session

Regional Economies
Bryce Ward, Health Care Director/Associate Director, University of Montana
Download: PDF (1.8 MB) | PowerPoint (22 MB)
Tom Currah, Chief Revenue Estimator, Texas Comptroller
Download: PDF (525 KB) | PowerPoint (3.6 MB)
Mark Haggerty, Economist, Headwaters Economics
Federal Preemption of State Taxation
Pippa Browde, School of Law, University of Montana
Cutting Edge Federal Tax Issues for State Tax Directors
Vern Hoven, CPA & MT (Master of Tax), Western CPE
Sharon Kreider, CPA, Western CPE

Title Sponsor Solution Series

Buy or Build Software
Kara Beck, FAST
Download: PDF (6.4 MB) | PowerPoint (1.5 MB)
Paul Herzstein, Info-Tech Research Group
Download: PDF (154 KB) | PowerPoint (360 KB)
Mike Reissig, Deputy Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas
Download: PDF (68 KB) | PowerPoint (54 KB)
Brian Ridderbush, Revenue Solutions Inc.
Download: PDF (378 KB) | PowerPoint (2.23 MB)
The Future of State Tax Audit Programs (FAST)
Joe Milack, Industry Specialist, FAST
Download: PDF (549 KB) | PowerPoint (593 KB)
Combating Refund Fraud: Recent Trends and Successful Prevention Techniques (RSI)
Brian Dodge, Senior Consultant, RSI
Download: PDF (1.32 MB) | PowerPoint (3.15 MB)

Taxation

Constitutional Challenges to Income Taxation in the Western States: Putting Seattle’s Income Tax in Proper Perspective
Norman Bruns, Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer
Download: PDF (107 KB) | PowerPoint (57 KB)
Natural Resource Economies
Mark Haggerty, Economist, Headwaters Economics
Pass-Through Entities and State Taxation—Through the Looking Glass
Nikki Dobay, Senior Tax Counsel at the Council on State Taxation (COST)
Tracee Abel, Income Tax Specialist, Montana Department of Revenue
Bruce Ely, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Download: PDF (1.16 MB) | PowerPoint (2.74 MB)

Tax Administration

FERC’s Regulatory Responsibility for Natural Gas and Crude Oil/Refined Petroleum Product Pipelines
Kenneth Sosnick, Senior Project Manager, Concentric Energy Advisors
Download: PDF (2.28 MB) | PowerPoint (2.52 MB)
Indian Country Taxation
Charlena Toro, Senior Tax Counsel, Special Assistant Attorney General, Montana Department of Revenue
Ryan Rusche, Tribal Attorney, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Andrew Huff, Attorney, Law Office of Andrew I. Huff
Industrial Valuations: Brewery Industry, Pulse Industry
Tim O’Leary, Kettle House Brewing Co.
Download: PDF (2.9 MB) | PowerPoint (6.4 MB)
Scott McIntosh, Columbia Grain

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

General Session

WSATA 2018
Mike Reissig, Deputy Comptroller, Texas
How Organizations Make Decisions
Jake hoffman, FAST (Retired)
Download: PDF (1.8 MB) | PowerPoint (8.6 MB)

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