Schedule of Events as of 5/8/19

(Subject to change)


MAY 15

3pm - 4:30pm - FSCNY Board of Directors Meeting

Golden Board Room - FSCNY Board Members and Invited Guests Only

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4:30pm - 6pm - Welcome to New York Reception

Please join us as we kick off the 2019 FSCNY Annual Conference & Expo in the fabulous Brooklyn Heights Lounge at the NY Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Take in unmatched views of Brooklyn and Manhattan while enjoying an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and catch up.

Sponsored by Ostroff Associates, The MirRam Group and Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP


MAY 16

7am - 5:30pm - Registration

Salon E Foyer

6am - 8:30am - Exhibitor Setup Salon F, G, H, I
Registration Salon E Foyer
8am - 9am - FSCNY Community Outreach Campaign:
Back2School America Kit Assembly

Salon D Foyer


New for 2019! Our Young Leaders Scholarship Program has expanded! FSCNY is pleased and proud to announce our new: Community Outreach Campaign, Back2School America. In addition to our traditional Young Leaders Scholarship Program, FSCNY is partnering with Back2School America to benefit homeless children in NY by providing them with a backpack containing a back to school kit. All Conference attendees can help with this effort by contributing financially (a mere $18.00 allows us to provide one child with school supplies for a year) and by joining in our effort to build kits at the Conference. Join us in Foyer D starting at 9:00 am and throughout the day to pitch in and help us meet our Goal of assembling 1,000 school supply kits.All kits will be sent to The NYC Coalition for the Homeless.

9am - 10am - Exhibitor Showcase with Breakfast

Emceed by William Staderman, WPS Systems, LTD

Sponsored by: Western Union

9am - 5pm - FSCNY Community Outreach Campaign:
Back2School America Kit Assembly

Salon D Foyer

10am - 11am - General Session I

Salon E

Sponsored by: Western Union

  • Chairman’s Report: State of the Association

    • Presented by Larry Liskiewicz, Acting FSCNY Chairman

  • Keynote Address

    • Presented by Wendy Henry, Deputy Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

  • The FSCNY Community Outreach Program

    • Presented by Gina Palumbo, FSCNY Community Outreach Chairperson

  • Update on Employment Issues Impacting the Industry

    • Presented by William Ng, Esq., Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC

  • Banking Update: Fifth Third Bank-An Update on Conversion

    • Presented by Robert Hanigan, Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank

11am - 11:15am - Refreshment Break

Salon E

Sponsored by: Littler

11:15am - 12:30pm - General Session II
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Salon E

Sponsored by: NexsCard

  • New Lease Accounting Considerations: Be Ready for 2020
    > Presenters:
    – Anthony L’Altrelli, CPA, Withum Smith + Brown
    – Sean Linde, CPA, Withum Smith +Brown

  • Panel Discussion: “We Take You Further: Critical Issues Impacting the FSC Industry”
    > Moderator: Edward D’Alessio, FiSCA Executive Director/FSCNY General Counsel
    > Presenters:
    – Andrew Siden, CEO, Prepaid Ventures, NexsCard"
    – Matthew Roach, Regional Director, NY, Western Union
    – Lou Costantini, Founder, Chief Creative Officer,
       Grafico Marketing Group
    – Fadi Cheika, CEO, US Alliance Group

  • Panel Discussion: Government Relations: Albany, Trenton and Beyond
    > Moderator: Edward D’Alessio, FiSCA Executive Director/
       FSCNY General Counsel
    > Presenters:
    – Kate Corkery, Senior VP, Ostroff Associates, Inc.
    – Jonathan McCardle, Esq., Partner, Featherstonhaugh,
       Wiley & Clyne, LLP
    – John Emrick, Esq., Partner, MirRam Group, LLC
    – Jill Ritchie, Director of Government Affairs, PLS Financial Services, Inc.
    – Scott McClain, Esq., General Counsel, New Jersey Financial
      Service Centers

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Exhibit Hall

Salon F, G, H, I

Sponsored by: Western Union

1:30pm - 3pm - FSCNY Scholarship Luncheon

Salon D

Sponsored by: FSCNY Community Outreach Program

  • Greeting: Larry Liskiewicz, Acting Chairman, FSCNY

  • 2019 William Siegel Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation
    Gina Palumbo, FSCNY Community Outreach Chairperson

  • Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Carmen N. De La Rosa, NY
    State Assemblywoman (District 72)

  • Howard I. Stein Industry Service Award Presentation

3pm - 4pm - Exhibit Hall

Salon F, G, H, I

Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank

4pm - 4:45pm - Workshop Session I

Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank

  1. BSA/AML Compliance – Beyond the Basics (A Certificate of Attendance will be issued) (Salon E)
    • Presenters: Roman Vaccari, Esq., CAMS, Winne Banta, PC
    • Christopher Baum, CAMS, CFCS, Western Union

  2. Labor and Employment Law Issues – NYC and NY State Sexual
    Harassment Compliance – What You Need to Know
    (Salon B)
    • Presenters: Kimberly Dobson, Esq., Littler Mendelson, PC
    • William Ng, Esq., Littler Mendelson, PC

  3. What Keeps You Awake At Night?: Everything You Need to Know About Insurance and Security Issues Affecting the Check Cashing Industry (Salon
    • Presenter: Scott Sweeney, CLCS, Senior Sales Executive, Marshall & Sterling, Inc.

4:45pm - 5:30pm - Workshop Session II

Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank

  1. BSA/AML Compliance – “Compliance Equals Profitability: Let Me Show You How” (A Certificate of Attendance will be issued) (Salon E)
    • Presenter: Mitchell Levy, CAMS, Founder, The Compliance Organization

  2. You Need a Whistleblower Policy (Salon B)
    • Presenters: Edward D’Alessio, Esq., General Counsel, FSCNY
    • Roman Vaccari, Esq., CAMS, Winne Banta, PA

  3. Fifth Third Bank: An Update on Our Conversion (Salon C)
    • Presenters: Robert Hanigan, Sr. Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
    • Carol Ann Killian, Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank
    • Kim Feeney, Sr. Vice President, National Treasury Management Sales Lead, Fifth Third Bank

5:30pm - 7pm - Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Salon F, G, H, I

Sponsored by: NetSpend