Delegates


Delegates Agenda and Session Topics

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time Event & Location
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Information Desk Open - Sheraton Lobby
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open - Ballroom Foyer
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Topgolf Event & Tournament
Board bus at 12:30 pm; event begins at 1:00 pm
Return trips at 3:00, 3:30, 4:15 pm
(Pre-registration required)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tennessee Welcome Reception - Ballrooms 3 & 4
Adult Guests Welcome; Youth Activity in Melody Room
7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Shuttle Circuit to Broadway - Sheraton Lobby
Departure and return trips every 30 minutes
Guests and Youth (with chaperone) Welcome

Monday, July 16, 2018

Time Event & Location
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Ballrooms 3 & 4, Second Floor
Delegates, Guests and Youth Welcome
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Vendor Exhibits - Legislative Terrace, Second Floor
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Information Desk Open - Sheraton Lobby
Registration Desk Open - Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
Keynote Address
“Leadership Lessons for an Angry Age”
· Keel Hunt, Author
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
Economic Update*
· Dr. William Fox
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Delegate Luncheon - Ballroom 3 & 4, Second Floor
Speaker Kyle Cantrell
Delegates Only Please
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session No. 1

Federal Tax Changes & Implications to States* - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
· Steve Wlodychak, Principal, EY LLP
· Alysse McLoughlin, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
· Frank M. O'Connell, General Counsel, Director of Tax Policy, Georgia Department of Revenue

Ways to Use Data in Auditing (Government Only)* - Melody A
· Alan Woodard, Director of Audit, North Carolina Department of Revenue
· Mark See,  Tax Audit Manager, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Pamela Fair, Field Audit Sales Tax Division, Louisiana Department of Revenue
· Joan Cagle, Tax Audit Manager, Tennessee Department of Revenue (Moderator)
Shifting from Field-Based to On-Site Collections* – Melody B
· Rosie McClurkan, Director of Collection Services, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Scott Purvis, Director of Compliance, Georgia Department of Revenue
Recruitment, Retention & the Road Ahead: A Discussion of Talent Strategies* – Studio 4
· Abby Sparks, Director of Human Resources, Tennessee Department of Revenue (Moderator)
· Bethany Rawls, South Carolina Department of Revenue
· Jenna Crum, South Carolina Department of Revenue
· Sherri Swindle, Director, Tax Operations & Technology, FedEx

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session No. 2
Significant Cases in the Southeast and Around the Country* - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
· John C. von Lehe, Jr., Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and co-chair, State & Local Tax Practice
· Mark F. Sommer, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
· Bill Backstrom, Jr., Partner, Jones Walker, LLP

Income Tax Refund Fraud - Security Summit and the Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing Program IDTTRF-ISAC* - Melody A
· Lynne Riley, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Revenue
· Kendra Carroll, Office of Special Investigations, Georgia Department of Revenue
Market-Based Sourcing* – Melody B
· Bruce Fort, Counsel, Multistate Tax Commission
· Holly Coon, Business Tax Manager, Alabama Department of Revenue
Working From Home: A Group Discussion About Implementing Alternatives to Your Office – Studio 4
· Bill Arth, Assistant Director of Collection Services, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Kevin Richard, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Revenue
· Dana Angell, Director of the Field Auditing Division, West Virginia Department of Revenue

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break – Legislative Terrace
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session No. 3

Marketplace Sales Tax Collection / Use Tax Reporting – States Move to Capture More Untaxed Remote Sales* - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
· Carolynn Iafrate Kranz, Founder and Managing Member, Kranz & Associates and Industry Sales Tax Solutions, LLC
· Steven Jasper, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims
· Joe Garrett, Deputy Commissioner, Alabama Department of Revenue
Partnerships & Pass-Through Entities* - Melody A
· Bruce P. Ely, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
· Fred Nicely, Senior Tax Counsel, Council on State Taxation (COST)
· Caragh DeLuca, Partner, SALT AWM Practice Leader, PwC
Administering Property Tax Exemptions: A Best Practices Discussion* – Melody B
· Betsy Knotts, Executive Secretary, State Board of Equalization, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
· Robin Pope, Senior Tax Counsel, State Board of Equalization, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Cyber Security* – Studio 4
· Alisa L. Chester, Chair, Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, Baker Donelson

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Commissioners/Executive Committee/Industry Council Reception (Invitation Only) – Skye, 28th Floor

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time Event & Location
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Ballrooms 3 & 4, Second Floor
Delegates, Guests and Youth Welcome
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Vendor Exhibits - Legislative Terrace, Second Floor
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Information Desk Open - Sheraton Lobby
Registration Desk Open - Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
Commissioner Panel
· Joe Huddleston, Executive Director, Tax Services, EY LLP (Moderator)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break – Legislative Terrace, Second Floor
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
Speaker
· Sean Henry, President, CEO & Alt. Governor
Nashville Predators
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
Overview of South Dakota v. Wayfair Decision
· Michael Fatale, Deputy General Counsel
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Commissioner & Executive Committee Lunch/Business Meeting (Invitation Only) – Studio 11
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Industry Council Lunch & Business Meeting (Invitation Only), Skye, 28th Floor
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session No. 4
Impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair *- Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
· Michael Fatale, Deputy General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Revenue
· Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations for Avalara, Inc. (Moderator)
· Christine Lapps, Senior Manager, EY LLP
Agencies and Business Working Together to Improve Tax Administration and Compliance - Melody A
· Charles Collins, Director, Agency Relations, ADP
· Fred Nicely, Senior Tax Counsel for the Council on State Taxation (COST)
· Frank M. O'Connell, General Counsel, Director of Tax Policy, Georgia Department of Revenue
Sales Tax Exemption Administration* – Melody B
· Sherry Hathaway, Director, Tax Policy & Development Office, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Cynthia Page, Director, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Fostering Voluntary Compliance – Studio 4
· Morgan Powers, Assistant Director of Taxpayer Services, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Darcy Pyle, Assistant Director of Taxpayer Services, Georgia Department of Revenue
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Session No. 5
Economic Development & Revenue Collection* - Ballrooms 1 & 2, Second Floor
· Stacy Gibson, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Revenue
· Loren Chumley, Principal, KPMG, LLP
· Sammie Arnold, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
Navigating an Audit from Both Sides* - Melody A
· Holly Coon, Business Tax Manager, Alabama Department of Revenue
· Richard Gilbert, Assistant Director, North Carolina Department of Revenue 
· Allen Rider, Senior Manager, State Tax Planning & Research, Nissan North America, Inc.
· Darlene Allen, Field Audit Sales Tax Division, Louisiana Department of Revenue
· Dr. Ednaldo Silva, PfD, Managing Director, RoyaltyStat, LLC
Publication 1075 - Backstage at Pub 1075: A Behind the Scenes Look at FTI Background Check Implementation* – Melody B
· Tommy Sneed, Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Special Investigations, Tennessee Department of Revenue (Moderator)
· Curtis Stewart, Deputy Commissioner, Alabama DOR
· Rebecca Rodgers-Johnson, Disclosure and Security Officer, Kentucky Department of Revenue
· Jan Craig, Associate Commissioner, Mississippi Department of Revenue
· Jocelyn Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, North Carolina Department of Revenue
Outsourcing: When It's Right & How to Decide – Studio 4
· Ronald Johnson Jr., Georgia Department of Revenue
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continued Conversations (Government Delegates)
Audit
Ballrooms 1 & 2
Taxpayer Services/Processing
Melody A
Collection/Enforcement
Melody B
Administration/Training
Studio 4
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Board Buses to Closing Reception
Meet in Lobby of Sheraton
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour & Museum Gallery Viewing
Country Music Hall of Fame (Carlton Family Terrace, HCA Lobby and Museum Galleries)
7:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. SEATA 2018 Banquet featuring Bob Fortner
Country Music Hall of Fame (Event Hall)
Return trips at 9:15 - 9:45 pm
Adult Guests Welcome. Youth Event at Laser Quest - 5:30 pm boarding - 9:30 pm pick-up in Melody Rooms
9:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Buses Return to the Sheraton from Country Music Hall of Fame
Youth pick up at 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time Event & Location
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Executive Breakfast - Skye, 28th Floor
Commissioners & Executive Committee Only
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Audit Information Exchange Committee Breakfast
Melody A
Exchange Committee Members Only

Delegate Events


 

Topgolf

Join us for a visit to Topgolf Nashville from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (central time) on Sunday, July 15th. We'll provide transportation to Topgolf, which is less than a mile from the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown.

What's Topgolf?

Topgolf is a golf entertainment complex that is fun for people of all ages, from experienced golfers to first-time players! From the comfort of climate-controlled hitting bays (similar to bowling lanes), players hit microchipped balls that track accuracy and distance to award points for hitting targets on the outfield. Topgolf is great for those who want to be competitive and for those who want to mingle with conference attendees and have some fun.

The fee for this event is $60 per person and includes roundtrip transportation, lunch, beverages, and prizes. Registration is open to youth, guests, and delegates. Topgolf is an optional event and the fee is not included in the conference registration. You can register for Topgolf along with your conference registration here, and the fee can be made via credit card or check.

Questions about this event can be directed to the SEATA Golf Committee at seata2018@tn.gov.




 

Country Music Hall of Fame

The SEATA 2018 Closing Banquet will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Buses will be on hand to transport everyone to the venue less than a mile away from the hotel. Tour the museum galleries before dinner and enjoy the cocktail hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  in the HCA Lobby & Carlton Family Terrace. Dinner, dancing, and music will take place in the stunning Event Hall at 7:00 p.m.



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