Central Holiday Seminar 2019

Online Registration for this Seminar is Closed. Please call the office to register. Walk in's are welcome. 

December 6, 2019 |  Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse

8:30 am - 9:00 am | Registration, Networking, and Light Breakfast


9:00 am - 9:10 am | Welcoming Remarks


9:10 am - 10:00 am | 2020 Economic Forecast  

1 CPE - Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit

  • Employment forecast for Central New York.
  • Interest rate trends for the region and nation.
  • Current economic trends which could impact tax revenues.

Andrew Fish, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 


10:10 am - 11:00 am | The Municipal Bond Market: A Credit Rating Agency's Perspectives

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit

  • Regional news and trends impacting municipal credit ratings.
  • Which factors are currently receiving the greatest weight when assigning a rating to a government entity's debt.
  • Update on changes to the general obligations rating process and methodology.

Robert Weber, Vice President/Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

Susanne Siebel, Associate Lead Analyst, Moody's Investors Service



11:10 AM to 12:00 PM | Ransomware and other Cybersecurity Issues: At Your Door   

1 CPE – Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit 

  • What are some of the most common cyber-attacks currently targeting public sector entities.
  • What is ransomware and where has it taken place.
  • How public sector entities are susceptible to cyber-attacks and their potential exposure to liability when an attack takes place.

Mark Musone, Chief Technology Officer, DataSure 24


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Holiday Networking Luncheon   

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Thank you to our Sponsors!



  • Payment should be made in advance or brought with you to the seminar.
  • Pre-registration is preferred.
  • On-site registrations are accepted; however, there will be an additional fee of $10.00. 



  • Cancellation notices must be made in writing and may be emailed to info@nygfoa.org.
  • Cancellations made up to one week prior to the event will be refunded the registration fee, less an administrative charge of $15.00.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than one week before the event; the registrant is liable for the full amount of registration.
  • No Shows are liable for all registration fees.
  • Upon registering for this event, you agree to this policy. 
December 6th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   1:00 PM
Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse
1060 E Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States
Seminar Fee
Seminar Fee
Member $ 65.00
Non-Member $ 90.00