2022 KSGFOA Conference

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities, and special authorities. The 23rd annual conference will be held Oct. 5 – 7, 2022 in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Keynote Speaker: Chuck Malkus

A global business strategist, best-selling author and TV producer, Chuck Malkus is president of Malkus Group. After building his career as a marketer for Broward County and Broward Health, he has spent the past 24 years assisting Fortune 500 companies with protecting and enhancing their brands.

Chuck is an executive producer for the hit Netflix series Heist and his book, Full Circle: The Remarkable True Story, is the basis for an Emmy-nominated ESPN documentary. He has been featured with another book, The Ultimate Ponzi, on CNBC’s American Greed and Investigation Discovery’s Guilty Rich.

His leadership with the importance of ethics includes serving as a keynote speaker for the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics. Woven into his corporate acumen is a specialization in community engagement and he is the Co-Founder of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, an international disaster relief organization. He has also served as a board member for the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and Nova Southeastern University, among several others.

Chuck has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Street, Financial Advisor Magazine, Miami Herald, Daily Business Review and Tampa Bay Times. His website may be found at www.chuckmalkus.com

Presentation Title

Ethical Choices

Presentation Summary

Chuck will share the hallmarks of good citizenship; integrity; values and ethics with unique cases, along with personal experiences. He demonstrates how choices relating to community and social responsibility may lead to either professional success or failure for an organization.

A new appreciation for the values associated with ethical choices will be gained relating to an organization’s culture and values. His descriptions include Scott Rothstein’s operation, one of the most ruthless Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, a $1.4 billion theft to finance his opulent lifestyle. Hundreds of careers and lives were impacted.

He will also explain what happens when there is a lack of attention given to protecting an organization’s assets with the back story of Heist, which includes our country’s largest airport theft.


  • Labor Trends
  • Recruiting & Retaining Talent
  • Infrastructure Funding
  • Cybersecurity
  • ARPA Funding Compliance & Reporting
  • Single Audit Issues related to ARPA
  • What’s new with GASB
  • Engaging with Citizens on the Budget
  • Legislative Update
  • Open Network Session- Practitioner Exchange
  • Addressing Benefits
  • More to come….


October 5SpeakerTopicRoom

1:30pm-4:30pm Pre-Conference Session

1:30pm-4:30pm Registration   
After 4:00pm Vendor Set Up   
October 6SpeakerTopicRoom

7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast/Vendors

8:00am – 9:30am Keynote

Chuck Malkus – Author, Producer, Ethics Speaker

Ethical Choices 

9:45am – 10:45am Breakout Session #1


9:45am – 10:45am Breakout Session #2

11:00am – 11:30am Vendor Fair  Foyer

11:30am – 1:40pm Lunch 

 KSGFOA Business Meeting & Presentation 

1:45pm – 2:45pm General Session

2:50pm – 3:50pm Breakout Session #3   
2:50pm – 3:50pm Breakout Session #4   
4:00pm – 5:00pm General Session   
5:00pm – 6:30pm Vendor Reception  Foyer
7:00pm – 9:30pm Social Event   
October 7SpeakerTopicRoom

7:30am-8:30am Breakfast/Vendors

8:30am-10:00am Keynote/General Session   
10:15am – 11:15am Breakout Session #5    
10:15am – 11:15am Breakout Session #6   
11:30am – 12:30pm Closing General Session   

2022 KSGFOA Conference Sponsors

2022 KSGFOA Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City – Overland Park
10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210 (map)
Conference Hotel Rate: $144
Group code: W24
or ask for the
WSU KSGFOA Conference
Reservations at:

Call for Presentations

You are invited to submit topic and speaker ideas or a presentation proposal for the conference. Proposals should include presentations on relevant topics for public finance professionals and consultants serving local and state governments across Kansas.

Submit a Presentation


At the KSGFOA conference, sponsors have opportunities to interface with attendees at vendor booths, social events, lunch, and breaks, in addition to branding opportunities on conference materials of all types.

Submit a Sponsor Application

Conference Scholarships

If you are not a member of KSGFOA or are a member who has never had the opportunity to attend the Annual Professional Conference, you can apply for a scholarship. The Board will sponsor up to 5 individuals. The scholarship for non-members will include a one-year KSGFOA membership and for members includes the conference registration.  Applicants conference registration fees will be refunded if they are selected for scholarship.

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Annual Awards 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award

The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize an individual’s achievements in outstanding leadership in public finance over the course of their career.

Apply for Lifetime Achievement Award

Past Winners

    Innovation Award

    The innovation award is designed to recognize and promote creative public finance initiatives and projects that provide innovative and creative solutions to address organizational and community challenges. Winners are those who reflect dedication and inventiveness in public finance and governance to deliver excellence in public services. Initiatives and projects should have occurred within the last two years. Applications are due August 26.

    Apply for Innovation Award

    Past Winners

      Past Conference Presentations