Speakers

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Rashmi Airan
Rashmi Airan's mission is to share the need for ethical vigilance and to inspire you to make good ethical choices in all areas of your life. Rashmi is fighting to create a culture of conversation and bring ethical issues in business to light, to promote integrity, to enhance commitment to fiduciary duty, to build ethical leadership, and to shift the paradigm of ethics standards through ethics training.

Rashmi Airan, a first generation immigrant of Indian parents and the oldest of three daughters, was raised with high expectations to achieve. She had both professional and personal pressures. In addition to being a mother of two, Rashmi graduated with honors from Columbia Law School. After working for several major corporations, she launched an independent law practice in Miami, Florida. During the housing boom, she was recruited to work with a local real- estate developer who later engaged in questionable business practices. Rashmi's drive to succeed financially and provide for her children, among other factors, led her to make many bad decisions allowing the bank fraud to continue. She chose not to question her client's behavior and ignored her inner voice. Her involvement resulted in Rashmi losing her bar license, serving six months in federal prison, a $19 M restitution judgment, required community service hours, and 3 years supervised release.

Rashmi is now a public speaker, sharing her story to illustrate the ethical perils that can result from a drive to succeed and the blind spots created. She speaks on the multitude of factors that influenced her decision- making, the ethics standards of a fiduciary, the consequences for breaching such a duty, the imperatives of an effective compliance program, embedding ethical vigilance into corporate culture, overcoming adversity and more. She mines her vast legal and business expertise and tells her powerful story to deliver game- changing messages to universities, law firms, corporations, global multi- nationals, and trade associations. Rashmi redefines what it means to be successful and the need for ethical vigilance in an American culture where success is often obtained by any means necessary.

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Chad Dickson
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Everette Glass
Everette Glass joined PNC in July 2019 and has 20-plus years’ experience strategically advising clients about legacy payment platforms and innovative, emerging platforms like Zelle, RTP, APIs, AI and blockchain. He’s focused on helping clients learn how to use these burgeoning platforms to develop a more modern treasury approach.

Everette has presented at several industry events, including Houston Treasury Management Association, Central Association of College and University Business Officers and Carolinas Cash Adventure.

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Josh Harwood
Josh currently serves as the City Economist for the City of Portland, Oregon, providing financial forecasts for city budgeting, as well as advising on a variety of city finance issues. Prior to joining the City in 2010, he worked for the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis and served as Chief Economist in the Colorado Governor's Office. In these capacities, he has been responsible for forecasting income, sales, and property taxes, as well, as tobacco, transportation, and oil and gas revenues. He currently serves as Board Chair of the Portland’s Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Board, as well as on the State Revenue Forecast Advisory Committee, Government Finance Officers Association’s Budget Committee, and is a board member for Willamette University’s Center for Governance and Public Policy.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and a masters degree in economics from the University of Colorado. Additionally, he has served as adjunct faculty at Portland State University and consulted with a variety of partners, including the Northwest Center for Economic Research.

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Greg Hulsey
Greg Hulsey is a Senior Vice President at Comdata. He leads the Corporate Payments Strategic Sales organization for the western half of the U.S. Greg has spent the greater part of the past 30-years focused on delivering value to mid - large market organizations by focusing on improving process, driving cost savings, and leveraging technology within the Commercial Payments & Business Travel Management industries.

Early in his career, Greg led a large customer service operation serving the Business Travel needs of Fortune 100 companies. It was this experience that shaped his enduring focus and passion for optimizing the customer experience. In addition, the work ethic that he adopted remained a driving force throughout his career.

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Robert Lambert
Robert is a Certified Treasury Professional with over twenty years of corporate treasury experience. He recently joined Micron, the 5th largest semiconductor company in the world, in March 2018 as Assistant Treasurer where he is responsible for overseeing financial risk management, investment strategy and global cash management for the company. Robert’s top priorities include automating cash management processes, optimizing investment returns and mitigating financial risk at its source. Prior to Micron, he spent 15 years working at Coca-Cola European Partners, formally Coca-Cola Enterprises, with progressing responsibilities culminating in being the Assistant Treasurer overseeing capital structure and financial risk management.
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Karl Schamotta
Karl leads Cambridge’s currency research group, focused on analyzing shifts in the world economy and creating strategies that help businesses harness market volatility. He has built risk management and trading programmes for hundreds of major corporations, and is a regular contributor to a number of international finance publications. He regularly appears in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, BNN, CNN and CNBC. You can follow him at @vsualst on Twitter.
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Ben Tweel
Ben Tweel is a Cyber Security Officer in Bank of America’s Global Information Security (GIS) team and is currently driving customer cyber security education and awareness.

Ben’s past global responsibilities have included roles in incident response, vulnerability testing and remediation, platform security design and review, and vendor contract security reviews to support business goals, while championing strong cyber security principles and practices. Ben joined Bank of America in 2011 where he provided tools and process improvements across multiple information security teams. His work with Enterprise Data Management has impacted security in Bank of America, Business Banking, Merrill Lynch and US Trust by ensuring client data protection is consistent across the enterprise. He is currently a Senior Leader for Global Technology and Operations for GIS in the Chicago market.

Benjamin Tweel has been in the technology industry for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has taken on multiple roles, from in-house sales to technical sales, software entrepreneur to Chief Information Officer.  

Ben is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and has partnered with leaders in the Chicago market working with such groups as YearUp, Women in Technology and Girls Who Code.  

Ben lives in Chicago with his lovely wife and daughter.

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TR Wooster
T.R. Wooster is a Senior Treasury Manager at Hitachi Vantara LLC, a $3.4 billion subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. He is responsible for overseeing daily banking activity, direct and indirect cash flow forecasting activities and treasury operations. He and his team also work on risk management activities, global liquidity management and treasury projects.

T.R. has worked in treasury at HP, Agilent, Veritas, Symantec and Stanford University. He holds a BA in Economics from Pomona College and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird.

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