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Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Bank of America, 1800 K Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006

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    April 2018 Monthly Luncheon Event


    April 11, 2018


    Bank of America

    1800 K Street NW, 6th Floor

    Washington, DC 20006


    Bank of America


    12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

    Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

    " Cyber Security, New Threats, Financial Risks and What You Can Do To Minimize Exposure”, James P. Scopis – CISSP, SVP - Global Information Security (GIS) - Executive

    2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

    "Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook", Dr. Mark C. White, Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University


    Members: $35

    Non-Members: $55

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    Cyber Security, New Threats, Financial Risks and What You Can Do To Minimize Exposure

    Speaker:  Jim Scopis, CISSP, SVP – Global Information Security Executive, Bank of America.

    Jim is an executive with Bank of America’s Cyber Threat Intelligence and Customer Protection Team.  His responsibilities have included Information Security architectural solutions and enablement as well as driving cyber security awareness programs to multiple lines of business and technology teams across Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Trust.

    Jim joined Bank of America in 1987 and during his almost 30 year career has held leadership roles across multiple lines of business, Enterprise Corporate Compliance, Global Business Continuity and Global Technology & Operations.

    Jim attended the University of Delaware where he studied Business Administration.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a member of ISC2, ISACA and the Delaware chapter of Info-Guard. 

    Jim is an active volunteer in his community through his support of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, the FRAXA Research Foundation, Meals-on-Wheels, Padua High School and was the founding board president of the Newport Rowing Club in Newport Delaware - an organization focused on educating local youth about the sport of recreational and competitive rowing.  Jim is also a Board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance and an Audit, Risk Committee member of Christiana Health Care.

    “Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook”

    This presentation will look at how the DC area economy has performed over the past several years, particularly in relationship to the national economy. It will also describe trends in federal employment and contracting and what those trends may mean for the region’s future economy. The presentation will also identify several areas that might be able to drive economic growth that is not dependent on the US Federal Government. 

    Speaker:  Dr. Mark C. White, Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University

    Dr. White is the Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. Dr. White joined the Center in January 2016. During his time with CRA, has worked on a variety of projects. As part of the GO Virginia program, Dr. White drafted Northern Virginia’s Economic Growth and Diversification Plan, contributed to the Hampton Roads plan, and helped assemble baseline indicators for all nine GO Virginia regions. He has also conducted several workforce studies including an analysis of the Alexandria-Arlington workforce, and an examination of the Greater Washington Region’s middle skills jobs. In addition, he has contributed to numerous economic impact analyses ranging from the economic impacts of Virginia’s housing industry to the national impacts of local and regional parks.

    Prior to joining the Center for Regional Analysis in 2016, Dr. White was the Vice President for Research at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) in Arlington, VA. During his 11 years at CREC, Dr. White managed a wide variety of economic and workforce development research and technical assistance projects across the United States and Canada. These projects include numerous industry cluster and value-chain analyses in Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He also facilitated economic and workforce development planning initiatives places such as Durham, NC, Nashville, TN, Waterloo, IA, and multi-state regions around Sioux City, IA and Sherman-Denison, TX. He also supported the Georgia Governor's Office of Workforce Development's Work Ready Regions Initiative for four years by providing labor market information used to inform and shape regional workforce strategies. Dr. White’s training activities include developing and delivering curriculum related to data-driven, strategic planning for the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario.

    Dr. White received a Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies, Economic Development from the University of Miami, a Master’s of Arts in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  His academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of regional development and economic geography, such as Environment and Planning A, European Urban and Regional Studies, and European Planning Studies. 


    Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

    Delivery Method: Group-live

    Program Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

    Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

    Please note: Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is no longer registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding CPE may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417. Website:


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10 Jan 2018 GWAFP January 2018 Monthly Event - Webinar
13 Dec 2017 GWAFP December 2017 Monthly Meeting
13 Sep 2017 GWAFP September 2017 Monthly Meeting
09 Aug 2017 Tour of NBC4 News Station
10 May 2017 GWAFP Spring Training - May 2017
12 Apr 2017 GWAFP April 2017 Monthly Meeting
08 Mar 2017 GWAFP March 2017 Monthly Meeting
08 Feb 2017 GWAFP February 2017 Monthly Meeting
14 Dec 2016 GWAFP December 2016 Monthly Meeting
09 Nov 2016 GWAFP Networking Event and Reception
14 Sep 2016 GWAFP September 2016 Monthly Meeting
10 Aug 2016 Tour of Union Station
15 Jun 2016 GWAFP June 2016 Monthly Meeting
11 May 2016 GWAFP Spring Training - May 2016
13 Apr 2016 GWAFP April 2016 Monthly Meeting
09 Mar 2016 GWAFP March 2016 Monthly Meeting
10 Feb 2016 GWAFP February 2016 Monthly Meeting
13 Jan 2016 GWAFP January 2016 Networking Event and Complimentary Cocktail Reception
09 Dec 2015 GWAFP December 2015 Monthly Meeting
18 Nov 2015 GWAFP November 2015 Monthly Meeting
09 Sep 2015 GWAFP September 2015 Monthly Meeting
10 Jun 2015 GWAFP June Meeting
13 May 2015 GWAFP Spring Training - May 2015
08 Apr 2015 GWAFP April 2015 Monthly Meeting
11 Mar 2015 GWAFP March 2015 Monthly Meeting
11 Feb 2015 GWAFP February 2015 Monthly Meeting
14 Jan 2015 GWAFP January 2015 Monthly Meeting
10 Dec 2014 GWAFP December 2014 Monthly Meeting
04 Nov 2014 GWAFP Cocktail Reception
08 Oct 2014 GWAFP October 2014 Monthly Meeting
13 Aug 2014 GWAFP August 2014 Monthly Meeting
14 May 2014 GWAFP May 2014 Monthly Meeting
09 Apr 2014 GWAFP April 2014 Monthly Meeting
12 Mar 2014 GWAFP March 2014 Monthly Meeting
12 Feb 2014 GWAFP February 2014 Monthly Meeting
08 Jan 2014 GWAFP January 2014 Monthly Meeting
11 Dec 2013 GWAFP December 2013 Monthly Meeting
13 Nov 2013 GWAFP November 2013 Monthly Meeting
09 Oct 2013 GWAFP Networking Event
11 Sep 2013 GWAFP September 2013 Monthly Meeting
14 Aug 2013 Reagan National Airport Tour
08 May 2013 GWAFP Spring Training 2013
30 Apr 2013 Bloomberg Washington Summit
10 Apr 2013 GWAFP April 2013 Monthly Meeting
13 Mar 2013 GWAFP March 2013 Monthly Meeting
13 Feb 2013 GWAFP February 2013 Monthly Meeting
09 Jan 2013 GWAFP January 2013 Monthly Meeting
12 Dec 2012 GWAFP December 2012 Monthly Meeting
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16 Oct 2012 The 3-Year Treasury Review: Consistent Implementation of Best Practices
13 Sep 2012 Bloomberg Corporations Symposium
12 Sep 2012 GWAFP September 2012 Monthly Meeting
09 May 2012 GWAFP Spring Training 2012
19 Apr 2012 GWAFP Cocktail Reception
11 Apr 2012 GWAFP April 2012 Monthly Meeting
14 Mar 2012 GWAFP March 2012 Monthly Meeting
08 Feb 2012 GWAFP February 2012 Monthly Meeting
11 Jan 2012 GWAFP January 2012 Monthly Meeting
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