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BIC | In Person Training | All Levels | Scheduled
- Personal Development
CPAs and accounting professionals in business and industry.
Whether you work for a small, medium or large company, its success is not just about accounting. Put the communication, management and leadership ideas you will gain at this conference to work for you - and your organization's future.
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Jeremy S. Wortman, Ph.D. is the wwner of HRD Initiatives, which specializes in leadership development, organizational development and talent management solutions. In this capacity, he works with client executive teams in determining talent management strategies, building leadership talent, implementing solutions and coaching individual leaders. Jeremy has more than 20 years of experience in organization and leadership development with a significant amount of his time, early in his career, at TD Ameritrade where he was the Director of Organizational Effectiveness. There, he was responsible for enterprise-wide talent management initiatives where he partnered with senior executives across the organization to determine business unit and department-level talent management strategies and solutions that drove their performance goals. He has extensive knowledge of organizational psychology and has developed strategies and programs that build better individuals and organizations using a strengths-based approach. Jeremy has focused his expertise within the accounting profession since 2004. He is a frequent speaker at various regional, national and international conferences on the topics of ethical decision- making, leadership development and talent management. His clients range of small accounting firms to the top ten largest in the United States, many of whom are found on Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work for list. Jeremy attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Organizational Development and a Masters in Business Administration. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Human Resources. Jeremy is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management. He is also active in his local community as the former President of the Young Alumni Board for the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska, where he was also an adjunct professor from 1999 to 2016.
Debi V. Durham was named director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA, formerly Iowa Department of Economic Development) in January 2011 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Prior to joining IEDA, Durham served as president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, Director Durham was recognized by the Des Moines Business Record as a Women of Influence, and in 2014, she was named a Janus Fellow by the Janus Institute, an organization with the mission of contributing to the body of knowledge in economic development and advancing its practice. In 2009, the Downtown Rotary Club in Sioux City recognized Durham as their Key Way award winner, designating a local leader who has “contributed greatly to the health and prosperity of the area through business and community involvement.” Durham was also recognized by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry as one of “Five Iowa Women You Should Know” in 2007. In 2003, she was named to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and was the Republican Lt. Gubernatorial candidate in 2002. Durham holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from Missouri Southern State University. 
Andy Neller, CISSP, CRISC, CCE is a leader in cybersecurity focusing on providing best-in-class security programs, security architecture, governance and regulation compliance, secure cloud migration, and IT security risk management strategies and services to enable delivery of solutions to businesses. Andy has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience providing innovative capabilities, services and consulting to stakeholders in support of a preventive data loss security posture. Currently Mr. Neller is the cyber security operations manager and HIPAA security official for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Inc.
Scott Burgmeyer is the founder and CEO of Creative Solutions Group and is the executive director of the Iowa Quality Center. Scott has worked and consulted in manufacturing, technology, education, and health care industries. He has a vast background with roles in QA management, CI management, organizational development, human resources, SVP quality and improvement and chief improvement officer.