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2020 What CFOs Should Anticipate and Plan For by the Baltimore CFOLC

2020 What CFOs Should Anticipate and Plan For hosted by: The Baltimore CFO Leadership Council Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When: Tuesday January, 21, 2020
7:30-9:30 AM
Where: The offices of Womble Bond Dickinson
100 Light Street
26th floor
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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**Parking: Lanier Parking is across the street at 30 Light Street. There are two entrances – one at 30 Light Street and one on Lombard Street (across from Womble Bond Dickinson’s building - just past the Royal Farms store). Parking is not validated for this meeting.

Program description


CFOs face many unknowns yet still must make hard choices when planning the direction of their companies. They face a mature economy that may be in its last innings, an unresolved global trade war, and uncertainty in interest rates.  

Join the Baltimore CFO Leadership Council on January 21st to gain insight on today’s state of the economy and explore its national and local implications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the current state of today's national and regional economy,
  • Gain a forward view of the capital market and state of the credit cycle,
  • Understand how to filter out the “news” and what's important to focus on, and
  • Learn how economic conditions may influence the upcoming presidential elections





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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.


Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $50.


Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Senior Marketing Director, Baltimore Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information


 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 Credits in Economics
 Experience Level: Basic
 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None


The CFO Leadership Council 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 (Sponsor ID 109063). 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, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

About Our Speakers


Ron P. Ferguson II, CFA, Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Consultant, Bank of America


Ron Ferguson is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Consultant for Bank of America Private Bank.  In this role,  he is responsible for advancing the investment management value proposition  within the South Atlantic division.  This includes working with our high net worth clients, advisors and portfolio managers in delivering on our broad investment platform and services across Bank of America.  He aligns macroeconomic, thematic and portfolio strategy with top of the house thinking. 


Ron began his investment career as a member of FINEX-Financial Instrument Exchange, in New York.  His career includes significant capital market experience primarily in fixed income research, sales and trading.  Ron joined the Private Bank as a Senior Portfolio Manager for both high net worth and philanthropic clients.  He became the Market Investment Executive of the Mid-Atlantic market and was responsible for overseeing the investment team to ensure they determined the appropriate strategy, formulation  and implementation of investment management services, on behalf of clients; as well as risk management and compliance requirements.  His responsibilities  included demonstrating the broad range of wealth management services while navigating changing  market environments to provide guidance in the areas of asset allocation, portfolio construction, tax-minimization, and multi-generational strategies.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from George Mason University.  Ron holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA® Society Virginia.


Vernon J. Thompson, Executive Vice President, Howard County Economic Development Authority   

Vernon Thompson is the Executive Vice President at the Howard County Economic Development Authority where he develops and manages the implementation of business development strategies and personnel. Vernon has over 30 years of experience in Economic Development and previously served as Executive Director of the Cecil County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture; Executive Director at Bainbridge Development Corporation; Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce (formerly Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), as well as Assistant Secretary for Regional Development. Vernon brings his leadership skills, knowledge, legislative acumen, and experience building effective partnerships with key business, decision makers, and stakeholders.


Vernon has served on the Board of Directors for several regional economic development organizations and is a past president of the MEDA Foundation Board of Directors. Additionally, Vernon has experience working in various roles within the real estate, marketing, and construction industries. 


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