DAY 1 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tribal Health & Community: Getting Ahead of the Next Normal After COVID-19
Led by inspirational Keynote Speaker Notah Begay III, Day 1 of the Conference will focus on lessons learned and best practices gleaned from the pandemic, and how tribal leaders can apply these lessons to improve the health and well-being of their communities, governments and enterprises.
Day 1 Sessions
As the most accomplished Native American in the history of the PGA TOUR, Notah Begay has made the most of his celebrity by dedicating his energies to bettering life for tribal communities – especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last spring, for example, his non-profit NB3 Foundation created a COVID-19 Response Fund to provide food, water and educational resources to Native-led organizations working on the ground in their communities to assist those most in need. Given Notah’s close involvement with COVID relief, he will share his deeper understanding of the challenges tribes have been facing, and his thoughts on what a post-pandemic future may look like for Indian Country.
Notah Begay III - NB3 Consulting
Born and raised in New Mexico, Notah Begay III is half Navajo, one-quarter San Felipe, and one-quarter Isleta. A four-time PGA TOUR winner, Notah is the most accomplished Native American in the history of the TOUR. Off the course, Notah is fully committed to working with tribal communities.
With a degree in Economics from Stanford University, he started NB3 Consulting, a full-service golf course development firm that has built some of the most highly recognized golf courses on Native lands. He also launched the NB3 Foundation, a federally recognized non-profit designed to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes in Native American youth. Since 2016, Notah has maintained a strategic partnership with REDW based on a shared set of core values and a strong drive to develop new business initiatives and foster financial success throughout Indian Country.
The onset of the pandemic has sent the global economy into a tailspin, and though prior recessions offer some concept of what an eventual recovery might look like, the nature of this particular economic rebound, when it happens, is unknown. One thing COVID-19 is teaching us is that no business is immune to a pandemic – which has signaled more interest in distressed enterprise investing opportunities.
In this session, REDW’s Business Valuation experts will share the impacts the pandemic has had on various industries to date, as well as their expectations for the future, through the application of useful economic and valuation metrics. Participants will come away with a better understanding of basic valuation and due diligence concepts for assessing tribal enterprise targets.
Ed Street, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA – Principal, REDW
Brian Foltyn, CVA – Principal, REDW
Ed Street and Brian Foltyn lead REDW’s business valuation and due diligence efforts in REDW’s Albuquerque and Phoenix offices, respectively. Their combined 50+ years of professional experience includes business valuation advisory services, strategic planning, dispute advisory, forensic accounting, mergers & acquisitions and due diligence services, including business purchase and business investment analysis.
While tribal governments and enterprises manage their operations using specialized business software and databases, these systems are not typically integrated, which can lead to a lot of manual processing and incomplete data. Or their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems aren’t flexible enough to produce meaningful reports. Without meaningful reports or effective visuals and dashboards, the ability to make sound decisions is much more difficult. In this session, REDW’s software and data analysis experts will discuss the tools and techniques for collecting, mining and analyzing useful data within and for your organization – including SEFA Pro, a tool developed by REDW to automate the dreaded SEFA Report required of grant recipients every year.
Mustafa Kamal, CPA, MBA - Principal, REDW
As both a Certified Public Accountant and certified MIP Software Trainer, Kamal teaches REDW clients the principles of governmental and nonprofit accounting, as well as MIP accounting systems, and has implemented and supported dozens of accounting software installations. His expertise includes database management, nonprofit accounting software, and cost and managerial accounting.
Chris Framel, PMP - Operations Manager, Audit & Consulting
Chris Framel has spent more than 20 years designing data warehouses and building dashboards and reports using such software tools as PowerBI, Tableau and Cognos. He is experienced working with a variety of data, both financial and operational, and develops a wide range of analytic reports for REDW and the firm’s clients.
While the opening sessions of REDW's first Virtual Tribal Conference may have answered many of your questions, they may have raised still more. Here is your opportunity to join an active discussion of issues that are top-of-mind for you and your tribal organization, facilitated by today's Keynote Speaker, Notah Begay.