Presenters

Michael Buchanan, Director of Treasury Operations
Office of the State Treasurer

Michael oversees the Check Processing and Receipts Processing Divisions of the State Treasurer’s Office. Together these divisions deposited over $1.2 billion and disbursed over 500,000 checks in 2021. He has served as both a check processing clerk and as Assistant Director. Michael has more than 36 years of experience in the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office.

Clint Cady
W. Capra Consulting Group

Clint has been with W. Capra since 2001. He manages and provides subject matter expertise to card present and card-not-present merchants related to retail transformation conversions, loyalty and consumer engagement, and security and compliance. For the past eight years, Clint has focused on EMV, fraud, encryption, and tokenization, where he helps omni-channel merchants prepare and navigate the multi-layered security journey across many verticals. These include grocery, quick service restaurant, retail, government, drug store and petroleum.

G. Thomas Cameron, Executive Director of Global Liquidity Management
UBS Asset Management

Tom’s primary responsibilities focus on the sales and marketing of UBS Asset Management's investment-grade liquidity solutions, including institutional money market funds and customized separately managed accounts for corporations, state & local governments, family offices and other institutional investors. Tom joined UBS Asset Management in January 2001 after participating in the launch of a Web-based startup company providing fixed income trading to institutional investors. Before that, Tom spent over six years at Fidelity Investments where he managed the product development and marketing of institutional money market funds and fixed income solutions to State and local governments and non-profits. Tom began his fixed income career at the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority where he managed several large portfolios of bond proceeds and was responsible for arbitrage rebate compliance. Tom is a NASD Registered Representative holding Series 7, 24, and 63 registrations.

Mike Comer, Deputy Treasurer of Records Management/Security
Office of the State Treasurer

Mike has 37 years of experience in the field of law-enforcement and industry security. Mike holds degrees from Parkersburg Community College and Marshall University in the fields of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Technology. His workplace experience includes 25 years as a trooper with the West Virginia State Police, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He also performed contract work for the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and security assessments on public schools in 55 counties. He has provided personal security for three different state governors while being assigned to the WV State Police Executive Detail at the Governor’s Mansion. For the last nine years, Mike has served as security director for the Treasurer’s Office.

Rex Crouser, Deputy Treasurer of Information Technology/CIO
Office of the State Treasurer

Rex is the Deputy Treasurer of IT and Chief Information Officer of the West Virginia State Treasury, which oversees the security of electronic commerce for state agencies. He currently serves on the board as Vice-President of the West Virginia Infragard Member's Alliance. In the 80s, he ran the largest bulletin board system (a precursor to the Internet) in the state of West Virginia, with users from all over the world. He spent his youth breaking into computer systems and testing security for educational purposes. With over 25 years of professional IT experience, Rex was inducted as an inaugural member of EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame in 2021.

Hope Fout, Enterprise Services Manager
Office of Technology

Hope has served as Enterprise Services Manager at the Office of Technology since 2019. In this role, she leads the team that is responsible for statewide contract utilization, vendor management, CIO review processing, website modifications, and communications. Prior to joining WVOT, Hope worked at Verizon for 22 years in the Information technology group. Hope attended WV Tech in Montgomery for her Computer Management undergraduate degree and attended Marshall for her master’s degree in information technology.

Brant Gibson, Director of EFT & Financial Services
Office of the State Treasurer

Brant is an Accredited ACH Professional with more than 17 years of experience in electronic fund transfer. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, he worked as ACH coordinator with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office and as the ACH coordinator with Star USA Federal Credit Union. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Katie Gibson, Cash Accounting Supervisor
Office of the State Treasurer

Katie began her career in state government more than twenty years ago, with the Division of Natural Resources. She transferred to the State Treasurer’s Office in 2014 as an accountant for the Cash Management Division. In 2018 she was promoted to the position of Cash Accounting Supervisor, managing a team of five additional accountants. Katie also serves as the Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) Coordinator for the State of West Virginia.

Julie Hefner-Ferrell, Director of Cash Accounting
Office of the State Treasurer

As Director of the West Virginia Treasury’s Cash Accounting Division, Julie oversees the banking functions of state funds, including bank reconciliations, collateralization of state funds, and enlisting new state designated depositories. Julie has been with the State Treasurer’s Office since 2007, but she began her career in state government in 2005 as a Community Development Specialist for the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission, where she managed the legislative grant moneys for public airports and the Civil Air Patrol. Prior to her work in state government, Julie worked in operations and sourcing as the Order Management Division Manager for Acterna Corporation (now Viavi). Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State University.

Bryan Hoffman, Senor Business Analyst Supervisor
wvOASIS Finance Team

Before joining wvOASIS, Bryan worked in state government as the Chief of Administration for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Administration’s Office of Technology Division and Assistant Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting. Prior to his service to the state, he was employed as a Financial Planning Associate with AXA Advisors, LLC and Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP, in Charleston, WV. Bryan earned his Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree from West Virginia University and a B.A. in Accounting from Davis & Elkins College. In addition to his job and educational experience Bryan earned a Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA) in 1996 and a Certified Management Accountant Certificate (CMA) in 1999.

Diane Holcomb, Director of Participant Accounting
Office of the State Treasurer

Diane has more than 30 years of experience in state government. She has been with the Treasurer’s Office since 1997 and was previously employed by the West Virginia Board of Investments. Diane is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and is a Certified Treasury Professional.

Kara Hughes, Board of Treasury Investments Director
Office of the State Treasurer

Kara is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 30 years of experience in public and governmental accounting. Her experience includes public accounting with Deloitte & Touche, Director of Accounting and Investments with the West Virginia Board of Investments, and Coordinator of School Finance with the West Virginia Department of Education. She also served seven years as the Chief Financial Officer with the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments. Kara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Executive Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University.

Rachel Jones, Checks Processing Supervisor
Office of the State Treasurer

Rachel oversees the Check Processing Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. In 2021 this area disbursed over 500,000 checks totaling more than 1 billion dollars. She has served as both an unclaimed property specialist and a check processing clerk before becoming supervisor of the Check Processing Division. Rachel has more than 13 years of experience in the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office.

Ian McQuinn, General Manager
NIC’s West Virginia Enterprise Office

Since 2013, Ian has led a team of experienced digital government professionals at NIC’s West Virginia Enterprise Office. During that time, they have delivered over 400 high-impact government services and websites for 165 state and local government agencies.

James (Jimmy) Meadows, General Counsel
West Virginia Purchasing Division

James serves as the General Counsel for the Purchasing Division. In this role, he is responsible for contract review and negotiation, representation of the Division in administrative hearings, providing legal guidance in policy decisions, and numerous other legal responsibilities. James is a 2004 graduate of the University of Charleston as an accounting major and a 2007 graduate of West Virginia University’s joint JD/MBA program. Prior to joining the Purchasing Division, he worked in private legal practice for three years, focusing his practice on bankruptcy, real estate, and commercial transactions. James has been recognized by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO).

Mackenzie Monarko, Special Agent-Private Sector Coordinator
FBI Pittsburgh

Special Agent (SA) Mackenzie Monarko joined the FBI in June 2006. She has been assigned to multiple field offices, including Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and has worked a variety of violations such as gangs and drugs, organized crime, international and domestic terrorism, and criminal cyber matters. In January 2021, SA Monarko was selected as the FBI Pittsburgh Private Sector Coordinator where she oversees the InfraGard Pittsburgh and West Virginia Chapters as well as the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) program for the Pittsburgh area. She works closely with cyber and counterintelligence Agents and Intelligence Analysts to keep critical infrastructure partners apprised of threat intelligence in these areas.

Carlos Neccuzi, IRO and TLC Manager
Office of Technology

Carlos has worked in State Government for over 35 years, all of that time with the Office of Technology. While currently serving as the Manager of the Intergovernmental Relationship Office (IRO) and the Technology Learning Center (TLC), he has spent most of his time in state government working in Telecommunications and dealing with phone systems. Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from WVU.

Misty Price, Deputy of Cash Management
Office of the State Treasurer

Misty is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 24 years of experience in public and governmental accounting. She has a Certificate in Public Treasury Management from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, she worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young and a Coordinator of School Finance for the West Virginia Department of Education. She is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Heather Runyan, Cash Accountant
Office of the State Treasurer

Heather began working in the Cash Management Division of the West Virginia State Treasurer’s office in February 2018 as an accountant. She started in the banking business in 2005 working in both banks and credit unions. At the Treasurer’s Office, Heather reconciles state bank accounts and works closely with state agencies overseeing more than 365 Imprest Funds.

Will Smith

For almost 15 years, Will has managed West Virginia Operations supporting 200 state and local government agencies, 500 online services and over 200 websites. His primary focus is payment processing and enabling services to allow consumers the ability to skip the trip to the WVDMV.

Terry Triplett, Director of Merchant Services
Office of the State Treasurer

Terry took over the role of Director of Merchant Services in January 2017, after three years as an E-Commerce Specialist for the Treasurer’s Office. Before that, Terry was an accountant for the Treasurer’s Office. Terry has extensive knowledge of the credit card payment process and the payment card industry’s rules and regulations. He works closely with state agencies to help set up payment methods that benefit both the agency and its customers. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from West Virginia University.

Kim Weber, Executive Director
West Virginia Ethics Commission

Kim joined the Ethics commission in 2010 as a Staff Attorney. She later served as the Commissions General Counsel before moving on to the position she now holds as Executive Director. Prior to her service with the Ethics Commission, Kim spent 13 years practicing law in private practices. She is a 1995 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.

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