Great Lakes Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting

June 24, 2021 9:00am - June 25, 2021 12:20pm
Cost(s): $0.00 NSAC Members / $0.00 NSAC Non-Members

Please join us for the Great Lakes Chapter Annual Meeting, being held virtually from Thursday, June 24- Friday, June 25. The meeting will discuss tax and regulatory updates, and other important topics. CPE credit is also available. The daily outlines for both days are listed below:

AGENDA (CPE: 8 Hours)

Thursday, June 24

  • 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM: Opening Remarks and Introductions  
  • 9:10 AM – 10:00 AM: Every Accounting Function is Ripe for Automation
    David Loyd, Director of Internal Audit at Growmark
    CPE=1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Accounting 
  • 10:20 AM – 12:00 PM: Economic and Lending Update
    Jim Shanahan, Vice President of Financial Regulatory Compliance at CoBank, and Tanner Ehmke, Lead Economist of Dairy and Specialty Crops at CoBank
    CPE = 2 Credit Hours
    Field of Study: Economics
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Break 
  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Tax Update
    Tara Guler, Senior Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and Rebecca Smith, Director of Cooperatives at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    CPE = 1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Taxes 
  • 1:50 PM – 3:00 PM: Business Meeting  

Friday, June 25: 

  • 8:30 AM– 9:20 AM: Transitioning and Tracking Employees
    Cliff Hammond, Attorney for Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC
    CPE = 1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Business Law
  • 9:20 AM– 10:10 AM: Accounting and Auditing Update
    Mark Juedes, CPA and Manager at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    CPE = 1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Accounting
  • 10:10 AM – 10:30 AM: Break 
  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Political and Regulatory Update
    Chuck Lippstreu, President of the Michigan Agri-Business Association
    CPE = 1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Communications and Marketing
  • 11:20 AM – 12:10 PM: Using Tableau for Business Intelligence
    Kent J. Schultz, EMBA of the Business Intelligence Guru at BIG Consulting, LLC
    CPE = 1 Credit Hour
    Field of Study: Management Services
  • 12:10 PM – 12:20 PM: Closing Remarks & Adjourn 

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor (#103068) of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: