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GWAFP November 2013 Monthly Meeting

  • 13 Nov 2013
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ICF, Virginia


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Sponsored by Federated Investors

November 13, Meeting Sponsored by FEDERATED


12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Topic: ”Financing a Government Contractor – A Lender and Borrower Points of View” This presentation will discuss the process of financing a government services company from the company and bank’s perspectives. ICF will be used as a case study to discuss the concerns from both the company and the bank’s view in raising debt to allow a firm to grow. The presenters will discuss various issues and challenges that needed to be overcome in putting a credit facility in place.

Learning Objectives:
• Discover how a company and a bank work together to finalize a credit facility
• Learn the obstacles and solutions from both perspectives
• Understand the unique issues involved in this case study

Speakers: Terrance McGovern, Sr. VP – Finance and Treasurer/ICF International and Douglas Brown, Sr. VP and Group Manager of Government Contractors/PNC Bank.

Terry McGovern is a member of the executive management at ICF International, Inc., a global professional services firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the last 12 years, he has helped build ICF from $100 million private firm into a publicly traded firm with revenues reaching $1 billion in 2012. He is currently their Senior Vice President-Finance and Treasurer. ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, social programs, and consumer/financial; and public safety and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients from more than 60 offices worldwide. Over the past 35 years of Terry has provided his skills in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, business analysis, risk management, market research and computer modeling to the government contracting sector, the international engineering and construction industry, the global energy business, the computer industry, and for the U.S. Congress. He has a MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and a BA from Georgetown. He also found time to author five books, while publishing another eleven books, on military history and established several historical non-profit organizations over the last 20 years.

Doug Brown has over 25 years experience in corporate lending, the last 18 of which have been specializing in Government Contractors wherever they may be located. This specialized group handles a wide variety of companies that vary in size, geography, technology and agencies of the Federal Government. His banking experience includes middle market lending, special assets, asset based lending and corporate banking. Doug earned a B.A. degree from American University and completed graduate studies from The Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He serves on the Board of Spherix, a local public company in the Biotech business, is the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Boards of several Not‐For‐Profit organizations.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Topic: “Financial Markets and Reform in 2013: Where Have We Come From, Where are We Going?”

Since the great recession, treasurers have been faced with a challenging dilemma of managing their short-term investment portfolios in a difficult interest-rate environment. This seminar is designed for cash managers and treasury personal working in multinational firms. The discussion will focus on the current position of the short-term fixed-income yield curve. We will dive into the different investment options used by treasurers such as direct securities, money market mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, and short-term bond mutual funds. Also, we will provide a regulatory update discussing money market mutual funds and their continued use as a preferred vehicle for short-term investments.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how corporate treasurers based in the United States handle short-term investments
• Discuss various investment tools that are used by treasurers in the US.
• Learn how regulatory changes in the US could affect the management of excess cash balances.

Speaker: Sue R. Hill, CFA, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Susan Hill is responsible for the management and research of government money market funds. She has more than 20 years of investment experience. Before joining Federated’s investment research department in 1990, Hill worked as a research assistant in the U.S. Treasury Department. Hill earned her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia. She is a CFA charter holder and former president of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh. Hill is also a member of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Financial Analysts.


Please register by November 12, 2013, using our online meeting registration form (

Members: $35

Non-Members: $45


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE or CTP credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417.  Website:


Sessions generally will be cancelled only for inclement weather. If the U.S. Government closes due to severe weather, the session will be cancelled.  Every effort will be made to notify registered participants of the cancellation by email. In the event of advance payments, participants may request funds be applied to the next upcoming meeting provided 48 hours of notification are given.

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For more information:
Contact: Donna Ryan
Phone: 202-835-4986

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