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2017 FAMIS Conference


Williamsburg Lodge & Conference Center
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-7976





The FAMIS Conference is two days of education sessions featuring experts on current issues in technology, finance and accounting combined with opportunities for networking and cooperative sharing in a format designed exclusively for Finance, Accounting and IT Professionals!


Williamsburg Lodge:

  • Group Room Rate:
    • Monday, September 25 & Tuesday, September 26 - $204 per night plus taxes
    • Make your hotel reservations here
  • Pre- and Post-conference Room Rate:
    • 3 days before or after the conference - $204 per night plus taxes
    • Additional nights are based on availability
  • Reservation Cut-off Date:
    • To receive the special room rate, reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on August 23, 2017
    • Reservations received after 5 p.m. on that date, will be made at the hotel's prevailing rate, based on availability
  • Check-in/Check-out Times:
    • Check-in is after 4 p.m.
    • Check-out is by 11 a.m.
  • Cancelation Policy:
    • No penalty will result if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancelation number is obtained.
    • If the reservation is not canceled by this time, one night room and tax deposit is forfeited.
  • Parking:
    • Complimentary self-park




Conference Schedule

     Monday, September 25, 2017

FAMIS Registration 3:30 - 6:00 


     Tuesday, September 26, 2017
     Education Sessions (all day)

General Session:
  • Regulatory Update
    • Sam Brumberg, Association Counsel, VMDAEC
  • National & Regional Economic Overview
    • Ann Macheras, Group Vice President, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Cyber Security


Finance & Accounting Breakout Sessions:
  • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Gary Bradbury, CFC
  • Accounting, Tax & Technology Update
    • Russ Wasson, Director of Tax, Finance and Accounting Policy, NRECA
  • Financial Fraud and Abuse Protection
    • Gary Bradbury, CFC


IT Breakout Sessions:
  • Ransomware & Other Threats
    • Doug King, Lockheed Martin
  • Findings & Takeaways from a Security Assessment
    • Bobby Smith, Vice President of IT, Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Utility Cyber Security Update, What We Are Seeing...
    • Scott Mossbrooks, N-dimension Solutions


     Wednesday, September 27, 2017
     Education Sessions (half day)

Finance & Accounting Breakout Sessions:
  • CoBank Update
    • Lee Earhart, Vice President, CoBank
    • Gabriel Labastida, CoBank
  • Storm Damage
    • Gordon Myers, Accounting Manager, Northern VA Electric Cooperative
    • Robin Cooke, Sr. Accountant, Northern VA Electric Cooperative


IT Breakout Sessions:
  • IT Jeopardy
    • Herman Abinette, Manager of Application Development & Support, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
    • Sarah Kiely, Principle IT Community Support, NRECA
  • UAV Line Inspections
    • Gary Rodgers, Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin


Need continuing education credits? A continuing education certificate, reflecting your attendance will be provided upon request, following the conference.
FAMIS Conference Registration Fee:
  • VMDAEC Members: $400 per person
  • Non-Members: $550 per person
  • Registration fees include education sessions & meals.

     Lunch on Tuesday is sponsored by CoBank.  

     Dinner on Tuesday is sponsored by CFC.    


     Registration deadline: August 23, 2017 
     Register now; don't miss out on this great opportunity!



Questions? Contact Brandon Burton at the VA, MD, DE Association of Electric Cooperatives at 804-968-7153 or    

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