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Downstate Spring Seminar 2023

Online registration is closed. On-sight registrations are accepted. 


Tuesday June, 13, 2023 | Hyatt House, Fishkill 

9:00 - 9:30 am | Registration  

9:30 - 9:40 am | Welcoming Remarks

9:40 am - 10:30 am |  Economic Update 

Continued tightening by the Federal Reserve, stubborn inflation, and questions on whether or not an economic recession is on the horizon are on the minds of economists and finance officers alike.  This session will provide a snapshot on where the economy is and factors to identify which may provide clues on what to expect as we move through 2023. 

1 CPE Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit


Rajesh 'RC' Chainani, Managing Director, NYLAF

Michael Marino, Associate Vice President, NYLAF

10:40 am to 11:30 AM  | Conversations with a Public Sector Banker

Investment options and rates, preventing bank fraud, new technologies - the world of public sector cash management keeps evolving.  This session will provide an overview of public sector investment options, the growing epidemic of cyber fraud, and information on the latest cash management products and services. 

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge  | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Paul DiGrado, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank

Tom Murphy, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank

11:40 am to 12:30 pm  | Workers Compensation: Issues, Trends, Considerations - and Cost 

What are the latest trends, challenges, and strategies to consider when addressing workers compensation issues in your entity?  This session will address where the workers compensation insurance market has been, is now post-pandemic, and what you may expect moving forward.

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge | 1 GFI Elective Credit


Michael Kenneally, Executive Director, NYS Municipal Workers' Compensation Alliance

Aaron Reader, Marketing Director, NYS Municipal Workers' Compensation Alliance

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Networking Luncheon





  • Upon registering for this event, you agree to the below policies. 


  • 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. 
  • If you need a hard copy of the registration form, please contact the office. 


  • CPE and GFI credit can be earned by verified attendees of the Seminar. 


  • Cancellation notices must be made in writing and emailed to
  • Cancellations made up to one week prior to the event, will be refunded the registration fee less an administrative fee 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. 

Recording & Use of Photography Policy:

  • By registering for this seminar, you give NYGFOA the right to publish and distribute photos and/or videos taken of you during the program.

Personal Information Policy:

  • NYGFOA may collect, store, or transmit your personal identifiable information such as name, address, contact information, preferences, demographic information, as well as any hotel or travel requests you provide us. This information is necessary for the facilitation of registration services for you. This information may be shared with other 3rd parties such as travel or lodging providers.

ADA Policy:

  • If you require special accessibility or accommodations please email Mandie at
June 13th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to  2:00 PM
Hyatt House
100 Westage Business Center Dr
Fishkill, NY 12524
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member $95.00
Non-Member $190.00