Greater Washington Society of CPA’s
2000 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
February 10, 2016 Meeting
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12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks.
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Topic: “The Washington, DC metro area has the worst traffic gridlock in the United States. What is on the drawing board of the DOT’s in Maryland, Virginia and the District?”
Based on a 2015 report by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute and INRIX, a data technology company, the Washington, DC metro area has the worst traffic gridlock in the United States. The daily auto commuter experienced 82 hours of delays in 2014. This translated into $1,800 wasted in time and fuel for each DC commuter in 2014, making the cost of congestion to DC commuters the highest in the nation.
This presentation will address the policy and planning on the drawing board or currently underway to reduce the metro area’s congestion issues. What is on the drawing board of the DOT’s in Maryland, Virginia and the District? What do the various agencies (WMATA, MARC, VRE and the transportation agencies of the surrounding counties have up their sleeves? Most importantly, what type of funding will be available from the State and District governments and what other resources will be available?
Speaker: Adam Tuss is News4’s Transportation reporter and anchors the Sunday edition of News4 Today
Tuss joined NBC4 in 2012 after spending eight years reporting for WTOP Radio. During most of his time there, he reported the station’s Sprawl and Crawl franchise which covers transportation around the Washington area. In addition to his radio reporting, he also wrote a column about transportation for The Washington Examiner.
Tuss’ reporting has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists, and he has been asked to share his expertise in front of numerous organizations and government agencies.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Tuss graduated from Fordham University in New York and got his broadcasting start there, reporting for WFUV as a sports anchor. He moved to WCBS Radio in 2001 then to WILM Newsradio in Wilmington, Delaware a few years later.
When he’s not covering news, Tuss tries hopelessly to will Philadelphia’s sports teams to victories. Tuss lives in Falls Church with his wife and daughters.
You can e-mail him story ideas at Adam.Tuss@nbcuni.com and follow him on Twitter @AdamTuss.
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Topic: ”Managing Payments Fraud”
Payments fraud is a multi-billion dollar, multi-national industry. In this presentation, we will review the AFP fraud statistics; take a look at an overview of a cyber-attack; and discuss fraud initiated via e-mail. Then we will review ways in which we can fight back against payments fraud, covering e-mail security; computer/workstation security; bank provided tools – positive pay and ACH Positive Pay/Debit Block; general controls; and finally suggested responses if fraud occurs.
Speaker: Josh Solomon is a Senior Vice President in BB&T’s Capital Markets Treasury Services
Josh Solomon is a Senior Vice President in BB&T’s Capital Markets Treasury Services, working exclusively with BB&T’s Capital Markets team and provides the bank’s larger corporate relationships with world-class Treasury Management products and services. His background includes treasury management, project management, corporate finance, financial operations consulting, and portfolio management. He is located in McLean, VA and can be reached at (703) 442-5543 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register by February 10, 2016, using our online meeting registration form (www.gwafp.org).