Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism Event

Friday, February 25, 2022

9:00 am

Gatton 111 - Kincaid Auditorium

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We are excited to have you join us for the Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism Event.  

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Check In
9:30 AM – 10:20 AM - Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM - Breakout Session 1
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Keynote

ESG and the Role of Accountants
This panel discussion will explore…..

  • What is ESG?
  • How are accountants involved now?
  • How can accountants to prepare for the future?

Jeff Hales, Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Dirk Cockrum, Managing Director, ESG, BKD

Breakout Sessions:
Through the eyes of a criminal: A look at cybersecurity - Alexandra Panaretos
   In this session lead by Alexandra Panaretos learn what makes you, and your information, attractive to criminals. We will discuss helpful tips to protect your personal information, your workplace, and your family against cybercrime and the techniques utilized by social engineers and cyber criminals.
   Alexandra Panaretos is the Americas Cybersecurity Lead for Human Cyber Risk Mitigation at Ernst & Young LLP and a University of Kentucky graduate. With a background in broadcasting and operational security, she specializes in secure communications and education, awareness program development, the psychology of social engineering, human-based risk mitigation, and behavior analytics. She has over 12 years of experience developing and implementing security awareness, communication, and education strategies in Fortune 50/100 companies and other global enterprises. Alex is OPSEC Manager II Certified by the U.S. Army and the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC). In addition, she volunteers with local law enforcement agencies educating parents, community groups, and youth organizations on information security and social media safety in her free time.

Ethics update - Sedrik Newbern, The Center for Public Trust
   Sedrik Newbern, The Center for Public Trust

ESG In Action @ AppHarvest - Matt Gosnell, AppHarvest
   AppHarvest is a grower/operator of large-scale controlled environment agriculture facilities. In 2019 AppHarvest began construction of its first 60-acre facility in Morehead, Kentucky. AppHarvest's $115 million investment is the largest all-cash investment in Eastern Kentucky outside of the coal industry. This project received strong support from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a means to create a sustainable and healthy food production that can help reduce poverty, provide sustainable jobs, and create a healthy diet for the Commonwealth's residents. AppHarvest has since joined the public markets, added 500+ people to payrolls, and is well underway on three new projects set to go operational later in 2022.
   Prior to joining AppHarvest, Matt worked in municipal finance in Chicago, management consulting and conflict resolution in South America, and most recently as Project Developer for a Department of Defense office responsible for reducing costs through renewable energy programs. Matt oversaw projects with investments exceeding $250 million and covering more than 1,000 acres. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University.

Complexity of Trust – TBD, PwC

Diversity and Inclusion - Michael Boulware Moore, Blackbaud

Role of Governance in the Future - Diane Medley, MCM

Friday, February 25, 2022
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gatton 111 - Kincaid Auditorium
Students, Alumni