Iowa Governmental Roundtable

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Book your overnight accommodations at the Sheraton West Des Moines by April 22, 2019 to receive the negotiated rate of $124.


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Ted Nellesen

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Ted Nellesen is senior fiscal and policy analyst, local government budgets, for the Iowa Department of Management. Ted joined the Department of Management in July 2012, taking over city, township and miscellaneous levy authority budgets. Prior to joining the Department of Management, Ted worked as a consultant for Public Financial Management (PFM), a municipal finance advisory firm. Ted obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iowa State University in 2005 and his Master of Public Administration from Drake University in 2010.

Carrie Johnson

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Carrie Johnson is senior fiscal and policy analyst, local government budgets, for the Iowa Department of Management. Carrie graduated from Iowa State University and started her career working with local governments at the Iowa League of Cities. She worked for the League for more than eight years in various roles in the membership services area. After taking some time off to be at home with her daughter, Carrie rejoined the workforce with Public Financial Management, Inc., a financial advisory firm that works with many Iowa cities and counties. In 2010, Carrie joined the Iowa Department of Management as property valuation and county budget administrator. In her current role, she works with the property valuation system and the Utility Replacement Tax. She also works with county budgets and annual financial reports, as well as county hospital, county/city assessor, and county agricultural extension budgets

Lisa Parker

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Lisa Parker is a senior project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Prior to joining the GASB in 2008, Lisa worked for Runyon Kersteen Ouellette CPAs for 10 years, the town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as finance director and interim town manager for 2 years, and the city of Saco, Maine as finance director for 8 years.

Lisa is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). She is a member of the Association of Governmental Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she served as president. Previously, Lisa was president of the Maine Governmental Finance Officers Association, an executive board member of the New England Governmental Finance Officers Association, and a member of a national GFOA standing committee.

Lisa attended Boston College and the University of Southern Maine graduating with magna cum laude honors and a bachelor’s degree in accounting

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