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COVID-19: Considerations for the CFOs of Baltimore - a Virtual Panel Discussion
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COVID-19: Considerations for the CFOs of Baltimore - a Virtual Panel Discussion hosted by: The Baltimore CFO Leadership Council Tuesday March 31, 2020 12:00pm-1:30pm

When: Tuesday March 31, 2020
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner

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COVID-19: Considerations for the CFOs of Baltimore - a Virtual Panel Discussion

Baltimore CFOs, as well as all CFOs, are grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and are working to address the unprecedented challenges to their businesses, their employees, and their families.

An economic downturn, meeting payroll, managing a remote workforce, access to funding and more: as a responsible CFO, how do you figure it all out?

Join the Baltimore chapter of the CFO Leadership Council for a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, March 31st as our local industry experts share information and advice from the following perspectives:  legal, tax and accounting, banking, insurance, real estate, and staffing. 

We are in this together and will get through this together – join the conversation March 31st.

Learning Objectives: 
Through this session, attendees will learn:

  • What concerns you will need to face regarding the latest legal issues that can arise with contracts and employees
  • What tax and accounting changes there will be regarding the government plan on COVID
  • How you deal with a remote work force and what liabilities and risks you may be forced to deal with.       

Our Speakers


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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.


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-Internet-Based
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 Credits in
Specialized Knowledge
 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:


Speaker Bios:


Sabina Kelly, Market President, Bank of America

As Market President, Sabina serves as Bank of America’s local enterprise leader in Greater Maryland. With a goal of delivering one company, she works across the region to connect Bank of America’s business lines to deliver integrated financial services to individuals, families and businesses. She also leads Bank of America’s environmental social governance work in the region, which leverages the unmatched capabilities of the company to help partners, people, communities and a broad client and customer base more effectively address a wide range of issues. 

In addition to her Market President role, Sabina is the Business Banking Market Executive for the Baltimore Bay region, serving small to mid-sized U.S. companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million. Prior to coming to this role, Sabina served as the Credit Risk Executive for Global Commercial Banking. Since joining Bank of America in 1979, she has served in several senior leadership roles in Global Commercial Banking.

Sabina serves on the board of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore Committee. She is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, M.B.A. and UMBC, B.A. Economics.

Sabina resides in Baldwin, MD with her husband Joe Kelly and is mother of three adult children.

Michael Singer, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

Michael Singer joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2016 as an executive managing director. Over the course of a career spanning more than 15 years, Mr. Singer has developed a reputation as both an ethical and effective negotiator of valuable lease terms for his clients while earning recognition as one of the top brokers in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Mr. Singer specializes in all facets of tenant representation. His wide range of clientele include professional services firms, financial institutions, technology companies, life science companies, government contractors and government entities. Mr. Singer ensures all necessary NKF resources are available to his clients and that industry-leading service is provided.

Partial List of Transactions

The Social Security Administration (GSA) - 525,000 SF
CSC - 500,000+ SF of new leases and lease renewals
Kaiser Permanente - 300,000 SF of new leases and lease renewals
Miles & Stockbridge - 100,000 SF HQ
Ober|Kaler - 94,000 SF HQ
Pandora Jewelry - 90,000 SF HQ
Loyola University - 60,000 SF
Osiris Therapeutics - 60,000 SF HQ
Arthur Bell CPAs - 45,000 SF HQ
TD Ameritrade - 40,000 SF
Pessin Katz Law - 35,000 SF

Personal Affiliations
Outside of his professional duties, Mr. Singer serves as a board member of PACT, an affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute that promotes the development of children with special needs and provides support for their families.

Mr. Singer lives in Baltimore County with his wife and three children.

Jeff Bathurst, Director, SC&H Group

Jeff directs our Technology Advisory Services practice, helping clients strengthen their technology strategy and execution — specifically in the areas of technology leadership, enterprise applications, cybersecurity and infrastructure and cloud.

Bathurst, who has been with the firm for five years, is a firm believer that if organizations want to be successful, they must leverage technology in the most opportunistic way. It starts with having a conversation about business value and goals, and then determining how technology fits into each organization’s critical path to success. With more than 25 years of technology experience, his clients have included middle- and large-market clients from various industries.

While he does love technology, he also has a huge passion for old muscle cars, though he did recently sell his ‘66 GTO. Jeff is also a collector of Kentucky bourbon and loves to read — both for pleasure (mysteries) and professional/personal development (“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson).

He and his team deliver successful outcomes by influencing organizational activities, leading processes and personnel. Jeff loves the potential of technology, and has a passion for any gadget under the sun. He is energized by an industry that is never boring and always has something changing — he knows that technology can expose the world to entirely new things and without it we wouldn’t survive.

Jeff has served on the Cisco Enterprise Technology and Healthcare Advisory Boards as well as the Dell Platinum Advisory Board. He currently is a member of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum, University of Baltimore MIS Advisory Board and Loyola University of Maryland ISOM Advisory Board. He earned an M.B.A. degree from Loyola University Maryland and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Baltimore.

Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his wife and daughter, and he’s also active in the community, where he has a particular fondness for Habitat for Humanity.

Tim West, Vice President of Sales, Advance Business

(Bio coming soon)

Kevin O’Brien, Virtual Chief Information Officer, Advance Business

Kevin O’Brien is currently Advance’s vCIO, where he works with our Managed IT clients to assess and  stabilize their IT environment. Upon joining Advance 11 years ago, Kevin has played a key role in the  overall growth and development of the company. Kevin reformed the network services department,  built an entire remote call center, and developed a training program to support and enhance the  capabilities of staff  members throughout the IT department.     

Most recently, Kevin was instrumental in evolving Advance’s Managed IT model, becoming the  company’s first Virtual Chief  Information Officer (vCIO). He supports Managed IT clients in the same  fashion as an internal CIO: to strategize, to manage IT functions, to optimize business processes, and to  maintain compliance.  In conjunction with IT environment diagnoses, he ensures that the technology  platform will meet both the short‐term and long‐term goals of the client. Kevin works with clients to  map out plans in order to scale the IT management model based on the size and needs of each  individual business. He also oversees a team of experienced engineers who proactively monitor all IT  environments and who execute any maintenance, upgrades, and projects for each account

Matt Reilly, Division Director, Robert Half Management Resources

Matt Reilly is a Division Director for Robert Half Management resources. He oversees a team that provides senior-level accounting, finance and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis. Our consultants specialize in corporate accounting, financial and business systems analysis, internal audit, taxation, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, human resources and more.

Richard Silberstein, Managing Partner, SIG

Richard Silberstein is the Managing Partner of SIG, an Alera Group Company. An employee benefits industry veteran, Richard founded SIG in 1999 to offer personalized, innovative, and cost-effective employee benefit solutions that meet the unique insurance needs of each of the firm’s clients. Under Richard’s strategic direction, SIG steadily has grown to become one of the leading employee benefits brokers and consultants in the country. With a team of highly skilled, licensed brokers and support staff, SIG serves more than 400 corporate clients in 45 states. Richard is a founding member of Alera Group, a firm that was formed in 2017 with 23 other like-minded, high-performing independent firms across the United States that is now the nation’s foremost independent insurance agencies.

Richard began his career in the insurance industry in 1981. In 1984, he joined Franklin/Morris Associates, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University and earned the CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and RHU (Registered Health Underwriter) designations from the American College.

Richard is active in both his business and local communities. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Regional and National health plans to provide input for product and service offerings. He leads the East Region of Alera Group as well as the Benefit Advisors Network’s (BAN) Data Analytics Peer Group and is a member of BAN’s Marketing Peer Group. He is a member and past president of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council; member of the Board of Directors for Lexington National Insurance Company; past president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Society of Finance Professionals; past president of the McDonogh School Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of McDonogh School. Richard is also very active with the SIG Community Service Committee and enjoys working with area nonprofits including Living Classrooms, American Heart Association, South Baltimore Learning Center, Blankets for Baltimore, and many others.

Mark Henriques, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Mark Henriques is a partner in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charlotte office. A business litigator with significant jury trial experience, Henriques also helps lead the firm’s e-discovery team. He also hosts In-House Roundhouse, the firm’s podcast focused on providing in-house attorneys and corporate leaders with insight from their peers.

John Pueschel, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

John Pueschel handles business litigation involving employee raiding, theft of trade secrets, and breach of non-competition covenants. He also advises businesses on employee privacy rights laws and data security, as well as on conducting effective internal investigations into misconduct and criminal acts in the workplace.

Keith O’Donnell (Moderator), CFO, The Clover Group

(Bio coming soon)

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