Professional Development

FEI Colorado holds a monthly Chapter Meeting on the third Thursday of the month from September through June (unless otherwise noted). The Chapter Meeting includes two Professional Development sessions, networking, and a dinner presentation. You may earn up to 3 CPE hours at each meeting.

Meeting location: Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204 Map.

Chapter Meeting Agenda

  • Professional Development Session I: 4:00 – 4:50pm
  • Professional Development Session II: 5:00 – 5:50pm
  • Networking Session: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Dinner Meeting and Presentation: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Please note: The Professional Development sessions are presented by our Strategic Partners. Advance registration is required and we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Members and Strategic Partners register directly online. Qualified guests must be invited and registered by a member Strategic Partner. You may attend one or all of the sessions; however, when registering, please indicate which sessions you plan to attend.

The deadline to register is by noon the Monday prior to the monthly meeting.

In addition, we keep you posted on other high quality, low-cost professional development opportunities offered by our Strategic Partners. Visit the Event Calendar for these additional learning opportunities.

Current Program: April 20, 2017

Dinner Session

6:30-8:30 pm

Topic: The Business of Major League Baseball

Presenter: Michael Kent, VP Finance, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club

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The Business of Major League Baseball

Field of Study:

Economics – Public Finance / Finance – Financial Model of Major League Baseball   

Program Content:

Michael Kent will provide a vivid illustration of the financial model of a typical major league baseball team, with some comparison to other professional sports. And to illustrate the differences between large market teams and smaller market teams he will provide a comparison between the Colorado Rockies and their division rival San Francisco Giants – demonstrating the advantages held by larger market teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the general financial model of a major-league baseball team – e.g. sources of revenue, operating margins of various lines of business, capitalization, etc.
  • Understand how the financial model differs between smaller market teams vs. larger market teams, and understand the advantages held by larger market teams and how those advantages are exploited.
  • Understand the contractual structure of player contracts in major league baseball – and how they differ from other major professional sports leagues (i.e. salary caps, guaranteed contracts, etc.)

Presenter Bio:



Michael Kent, VP Finance, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club

Michael Kent will provide a vivid illustration of the financial model of a typical major league baseball team, with some comparison to other professional sports. And to illustrate the differences between large market teams and smaller market teams he will provide a comparison between the Colorado Rockies and their division rival San Francisco Giants – demonstrating the advantages held by larger market teams.




Instructional Delivery Method: Lecture

Recommended CPE Credit: :1 CPE hour

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Advance Preparation: None

Professional Development Session I

4:00-4:50 pm

Topic: Hot Topics in Accounting, Finance and Audit 

Presenter: Josh Seedig, Director of Risk and Advisory Solutions of Experis and Pam Henry, Director of Finance and Accounting of Experis




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Accounting & Finance Updates and Trends in SOX Compliance

Field of Study:  Accounting and Auditing

Program Content:

The session will include a discussion of significant Accounting Standard Updates, SEC enforcement trends, and PCAOB projects and inspections. Trends in SOX Compliance including PCAOB inspection comments, internal control disclosures and expectations for 2017 will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees should walk away with an overview of new GAAP guidance, SEC enforcement trends, current PCAOB projects and trends in SOX Compliance in 2017.

Instructional Delivery Method: Lecture

Recommended CPE Credit: 1 CPE hour

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Advance Preparation: None

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live Lecture

Presenter Bios:


Pam Henry, CPA(NE), CGMA
Director – Denver Finance and Accounting Practice
Experis US, Inc.

Pam is the Director of the Finance and Accounting Practice for Denver. Experis is a global provider of professional services in the areas of tax, risk advisory services, finance and accounting operations. Pam began her career at Deloitte and has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in various roles across multiple industries.

Pam’s experience includes technical accounting, financial close, financial analysis, financial reporting, accounting standards application, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance, process improvements, business transformation, systems implementations and integration.

As the Finance and Accounting Director for Denver, her work includes all aspects of finance and accounting, reporting, planning, research and management.

Pam has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska - Kearney, is a Certified Public Accountant through the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Josh Seedig

Josh is an Experis Finance Director focused as the Denver Risk Advisory Practice Leader. He is responsible for strategy, engagement coordination and delivery execution throughout the market. He has more than 15 years of working experience including a strong mixture of “Big 4” and industry experience. Josh has managed engagements across multiple industries including domestic and international working environments. As a trusted advisor he helps clients identify opportunities to mitigate business risks, comply with regulatory requirements, and create process efficiency. Josh provides thought leadership and best practice insights to elevate his client’s risk framework, internal control and audit environments. Josh has significant experience in developing and overseeing internal audit solutions, operational risk management, and internal controls identification testing and implementation.






Professional Development Session II

5:00-5:50 pm

Topic: Demystifying Application Security



Demystifying Application Security

Program Description: 

Threats to business intelligence data and sensitive client information such as patient health data are increasing every day. Also increasing is the technology to partition, monitor, detect, and recover from these incidents. From a financial executive’s perspective, this presentation will cover best practices on how organizations should be investing in Application Security to secure their organization, examples of where organizations have made mistakes, and the business impact of addressing these incidents.

Field of Study: Information Technology 

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live Lecture

Recommended CPE Credit: 1 CPE hour (50 minutes as defined by NASBA)

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Advance Preparation: None

Presenter Bio:

As Director of Application Security at AppliedTrust, Tyler Bell leads the company’s penetration testing practice, which includes testing of web applications, infrastructure/networking, API services, mobile applications, and Internet of Things technologies. He also conducts IT security assessments, including those focused on best practices and those focused on compliance with regulatory requirements such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Tyler also has expertise in application and environment architecture, Unix and Linux security, server administration, SIEM technologies, and microservices management with Docker, and he advocates the use of opensource tools whenever possible.

Before joining AppliedTrust, Tyler worked as an IT security analyst at his alma mater, Oklahoma State University, from which he received a Masters degree in Telecommunications Management and a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems with a focus on Information Assurance.











Rules/Policies that apply to all presentations

Course Registration Requirements: register online at www.feicolorado.org to guarantee a seat and handout. Dinner and Presentation are free for members and Strategic Partners and qualified guests. Non-members $65.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendance is free so no refund is offered. FEI Colorado appreciates a two-day cancellation notice, however, for handouts and available seating calculations.

Note: FEI has made every effort to comply with NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs. Final authority of acceptance of CPE credits rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy. For additional information, please go to