In keeping with the Oilers Start Safe & Stay Safe plan, this event will be limited in attendance for face-to-face attendees, and mask requirements, temperature checks, and social distancing will be observed. The event will also be livestreamed for virtual attendees.
Non-UF Students: Virtual Attendance only
There will be a limit of 187 attendees, so registration is required for in-person attendance and for Zoom links for virtual attendees. The event will be livestreamed on UFTV (registration not required)
Robert Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State where he oversees the state’s investment and debt portfolios, domestic & international custody portfolios, and annual cash movements and deposits. Treasurer Sprague is committed to promoting strong fiscal stewardship while securing a sound financial footing for Ohio’s future. He represented Ohio’s 83rd House District from 2011 through 2018. As a legislator, Sprague was a leading voice on fiscal matters as a member of both the House Finance and Financial Institutions Committees. He also led efforts to combat the state’s opioid epidemic by working with law enforcement, community leaders and doctors to prevent prescription drug abuse, curb overdose deaths and improve treatment systems. Treasurer Sprague began his career in public service in his hometown of Findlay. As both city auditor and treasurer, he balanced city budgets and helped finance a massive recovery effort after historic floods and the 2008 economic recession. While in the private sector, Treasurer Sprague was a project lead at Ernst & Young and worked on a number of high-profile engagements with Fortune 500 companies before forming his own consulting firm. Treasurer Sprague graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and later earned a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His commitment to public service is matched only by his love of family. He and his wife, Amanda, continue to live in Findlay with their five children.
Dr. Loren Wagner is CentraComm’s Senior Executive of Risk and Engineering. Loren is an experienced information assurance executive with 41+ years of experience managing global networks and global security. The proven results he’s delivered have taken place in fast-paced, complex environment that has demanded patience, persistence, and continuous improvement. His specialties include information assurance/information security practices; policy development; risk assessment; risk management; contract negotiations and cost containment; application of Lean Six Sigma processes and tools; team building and people development. Dr. Wagner is a Senior Lecturer the University of Findlay. He holds a Doctorate in Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax.
Dr. Acuña is an information systems and information technology practitioner, with 36 years of hands-on experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a doctorate in information systems from Dakota State University and currently teaches courses in information security, risk management for information systems, and information technology management at the University of Findlay, and the University of Toledo. He conducts original, empirical research in the field of information assurance and presents his findings at industry and academic conferences and symposiums, along with publication in peer-reviewed academic journals. In addition to teaching and research activities, Acuña works as an independent information systems governance, risk management, and compliance consultant.
Jeff has nearly 20 years of Property & Casualty insurance experience working with manufacturing, chemical, government, real estate and construction clients. He serves as a technical advisor at Hylant and frequently performs coverage audits of insurance programs to identify technical coverage deficiencies. Jeff has worked extensively in the areas of multi-state worker compensation, group captive programs and has helped clients place insurance coverage in more than a dozen different countries around the world.
Jeff has been a guest speaker for the Ohio State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on insurance law. He is an active member in the Toledo chapter of CFMA and was featured as a guest speaker for the local chapter of Financial Executives, Inc. (FEI).
In 2011, he was a National award winner at the Market Scout Entrepreneurial Insurance symposium for designing and implementing an innovative agency information management system.
Jeff served 12 years in the Ohio Army National Guard, achieving the rank of captain. His final duty position was as a company commander for a 105-soldier Combat Engineer Company that included a 12-month combat tour to Baghdad, Iraq charged with the mission of locating Improvised Explosive Devices. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge for his service
Jeff earned a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental health from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. He currently holds the professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), both from the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS). Jeff also holds the Associate in Business Continuity Planning (ABCP) designation from the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and has real-world experience with Continuity of Operations Programs (COOP) and contingency planning in the U.S. Army while serving in Baghdad, Iraq.
Today, Jeff uses his institutional knowledge and real-world experience with Murphy’s Law to lead executive teams through customized table-top exercises to test and help improve an organization’s ability to quickly recover from a catastrophic event.
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