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Meet the Trainers 2018 - Part 2

Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Libby Maynard

2018 SDP Annual Conference & Training
When: September 16-21, 2018

Where:The Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

SDP Trainer Spotlight Part Two!

Returning this year to the SDP Conference and Training is Dr. John Lacey, of California State University, Long Beach! He will be presenting the 2018 Accounting update and teaching during the SDP Extended Training in Depreciation Fundamentals and Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World Property. 


Along with Dr. Lacey, we are happy to welcome back Larry Kennedy, Dr. Karen Ponder, and Dr. Susan Jensen. Larry Kennedy will be presenting multiple times in the Sunday Training, 2018 Conference, and Extended Training. 


We are just three weeks away, so complete your registration today!


Susan Jensen, CDP, PhD

Director of SDP Training and former SDP President, Susan Jensen is with the Surface Transportation Board (formerly the Interstate Commerce Commission), the agency responsible for the economic regulation of U.S. freight railroads. At the STB and ICC, Susan has developed and implemented depreciation policy and procedures for reviewing depreciation studies. As an instructor with Depreciation Programs, Inc., Susan worked with Robley Winfrey, prime developer of the Iowa Curves, and his collaborator Jean Hempstead.


Larry Kennedy, CDP

Former SDP President, Larry Kennedy is a VP at Concentric Advisors ULC, where he is responsible for depreciation studies for gas and electric utilities and railway systems throughout North America. Formerly at Gannett Fleming Canada ULC, Larry was responsible for preparing depreciation studies for several regulated Canadian utilities. Larry has provided expert witness testimony related to depreciation and plant accounting issues before North American regulatory bodies and the National Energy Board of Canada.

John M. Lacey, CPA, PhD

John Lacey is the Ernst & Young Research Fellow and Professor of Accounting at California State University, Long Beach. He has taught at the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) and at Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and an M.B.A. and B.S. from USC. He is a member of the AICPA Governing Council and has served on its Accounting Standards Executive Committee. Dr. Lacey has served as an expert witness in major legal cases involving accounting and financial issues and has testified in rate-setting and other matters before federal and state regulatory bodies. He is a former member of the SDP Board of Directors.

Karen Ponder, PhD

Karen Ponder, former SDP Secretary and faculty member of Depreciation Programs, Inc., is a Senior Consultant with Alliance Consulting Group. She has participated in depreciation studies and provided case support for numerous depreciation studies for electric, gas, communication, water, and waste water utilities. Karen formerly worked as a Capital Recovery Specialist with TXU.


All About Indy

Our host city, Indianapolis, IN, has a lot more to it than car racing! Named one of 2017's most exciting food cities in the US by Zagat, there are over 300 restaurants to try. The Alexander Hotel where the conference and training are being held is a boutique hotel that features local artwork in the public spaces and guestrooms and has two restaurants on site. Learn more about what to do while you're in Indy here

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