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Spring Training II 2021

  • 19 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


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Spring Training (Session II)


May 19, 2021


Webex Link to be provided 


12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

"Modern Day Reporting of Consumer Affairs”

“Don't make RISK a 4 letter word” 


Members: Free

Non-Members: $50

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12:00PM- 12:50PM – “Modern Day Reporting of Consumer Affairs”

Susan Hogan will be discussing her experience as a consumer affairs reporter for NBC4 Washington. Through her NBC4 Responds campaign, Hogan works with a team of specialized producers to investigate consumer complaints. Their goal is to recoup money and get refunds consumers deserve. She will share anecdotes and facts of NBC4’s contributions to advocating for local individuals and groups of consumers. Susan will demonstrate how the power of the press can impact change in the community and create uncertainty for organizations that fail to deliver as promised.

Speaker: Susan Hogan, NBC4 News

Susan Hogan is the consumer reporter for News4, continuing NBC4’s decades-long mission of providing important and impactful information to people in the Washington region.

After covering consumer news for almost 25 years in New England, Hogan joined News4 in early 2016. Hogan began her career in Boston and Bangor, Maine. She joined WPRI-TV in Providence in 1992 and built up the station’s consumer unit to a well-known entity. Her reports helped viewers save time, exercise caution and recover millions of dollars over the years.

Her work has been recognized many times, including by two attorneys general who presented her with the prestigious Justice Award in recognition of her commitment to consumer protection. Susan has also received numerous Emmy and Associated Press Awards for her work.

Hogan is a native of New England and a graduate of Syracuse University. She is an avid runner, completing both the 2014 and 2015 Boston Marathons. She has three children and lives in Northern Virginia.

12:50PM-1:00PM - Break

1:00PM- 1:50PM – “Don’t Make Risk a 4-Letter Word”

Risk is scary, but it doesn't have to be. Take a ride through the concept of risk, ranging from the traditional risks considered in financial services to the risks created by human decision making, and beyond. Expect an entertaining romp through the topic that will leave participants with a new appreciation for taking risks, while acquiring practical tools to mitigate and understand risk that will be helpful in both their personal and professional lives. Don't make risk a 4-letter word!

Speaker: Cole Augustine, CTP, CGCE, CertPAY, CSPO, Market Executive, Impello Global

Cole Augustine has 17+ years of broad-based financial services experience. This includes eight years leading large-scale International product initiatives at banks, seven years in sales and relationship management covering banks and corporates, as well as a couple years working for late stage tech startups, focusing on FX, payments, and even transportation. He’s been on all sides of an RFP; writing, responding, scoring, and led an industry group to create standardized versions for banks and tech companies.

Cole currently works as the Market Executive for a fast-growing Trade Credit Insurance Broker, Impello Global. His hobby projects include; Founder & CEO of Galactic Trade Consultants, a passion project for talking about the future of trade… in space, and Co-Founder of the Fintech Fight Club, focused on bringing structured academic debates to financial services.

Cole holds an International MBA from Thunderbird as well as CTP, CGCE, CSPO, and CertPay designations.


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Virtual

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Please note: Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is no longer registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding CPE may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417. Website:


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