Speakers

Ms. Deborah Beams, CPA

Supervising Project Manager
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Norwalk, CT

Deborah Beams is a supervising project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut. Currently, she is working on implementation guidance for leases. Previously, she had worked on projects leading to Statements on fair value, external investment pools, conduit debt, and leases. Deborah joined the GASB staff in 2018 and had previously worked for the GASB as a practice fellow. She spent over 10 years in public accounting as an auditor, working primarily with government and not-for-profit clients. Deborah received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas.

BEAMS, DEBORAH

Mr. Ray Ceasar, CPA

Senior Consultant
Civix
New Orleans, LA

Ray Ceasar, CPA, has over forty years of experience in accounting, finance, tax, and information system design and development. At GCR, Mr. Ceasar leads a team of project managers and programmers who deploy accounting management software solutions for the airport industry. He has been involved in rolling out business and revenue technology to airports worldwide, from the smallest GA to the largest Category X. As part of the evolving business of airports, Mr. Ceasar is currently working on a solution toolset to assist airports and other organizations with their GASB 87 compliance efforts.

CEASAR, RAY

Ms. Rhona K. DiCamillo

Principal
DKMG Consulting LLC
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Rhona DiCamillo is a principal with DKMG Consulting LLC, which provides a full range of financial consulting services to airports. Ms. DiCamillo has successfully represented many airport clients with airline negotiations, rates and charges issues, PFC applications, plans of finance, feasibility studies, bond issuances, rating agency presentations, gate usage procedures, development of consolidated rental car facilities, and negotiation of rental car agreements. Previously, Ms. DiCamillo was the Deputy Commissioner of Aviation for the City of Chicago with responsibilities for airline affairs and properties for the Chicago Airport System.

DICAMILLO, RHONA

Mr. Daniel Hart, CPA

Assurance Manager
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Shelby Township, MI

Daniel Hart, CPA, is a Manager with Plante Moran’s governmental team serving local governments, including counties, cities, townships, and special districts/authorities such as airports and other enterprise fund activities. His experience includes audit engagements including those with single audits and financial statements that are submitted to the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program. Dan has over 6 years of experience in public accounting and is a frequent presenter on governmental issues.

HART, DANIEL

Mr. Joseph G. Reich, CPA

Assurance Senior Manager
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Montgomery, OH

Joe Reich has over 10 years of experience with the Plante Moran’s governmental attestation practice and is a member of the firm’s governmental industry group and government airport practice. He primarily serves local governmental units and is responsible for client relationships, work quality, and staff development. He further specializes in financial reporting and internal control systems. In addition to managing audit engagements, Reich consults with clients on accounting and business matters. He is a regular instructor in Plante Moran’s continuing professional education program.

REICH, JOSEPH

Mr. Max Underwood, CPA

Vice President, Finance
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas, TX

Mr. Underwood currently serves as Vice-President, Finance at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Mr. Underwood leads a team that is responsible for accounting, reporting, analysis, capital planning, and budgeting/planning. In this role, Mr. Underwood’s focus is on automating and streamlining processes, strengthening internal controls, improving financial analysis and leading the financial aspects of DFW’s current airline use agreement negotiations. Mr. Underwood is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds BBA and MBA degrees from Baylor University. He is a graduate of the ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP). Mr. Underwood has served as a member of the ACI-NA Finance Steering Committee and the ACI-NA Budget Committee.

UNDERWOOD, MAX

Mr. Michael F. Zonsius, A.A.E., CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Albany International Airport
Albany, NY

Michael Zonsius is a life-long aviation enthusiast specializing in airport accounting and finance. His background expands over thirty years with experience at two large, one medium, one small and one non hub airport, three general aviation reliever airports, and two aviation related facilities. He is currently employed as the Chief Financial Officer for the Albany County Airport Authority. Prior to his employment with the Albany, Michael was employed for approximately nine years as the Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Department of Aviation responsible for the financial operations at both O'Hare and Midway International Airports. Before joining CDA, he acted in the capacity of Finance Director at the Kansas City International, Charles B. Wheeler, Greater Rockford, and Chicago Executive Airports. Michael also worked for AvPORTS, LLC, as the airport manager for the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Michael is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives and holds a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from DePaul University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois, a Commercial Licensed Pilot and previously licensed Certified Flight Instructor. At the college level, Michael has taught Fiscal Aspects of Aviation Management, Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, Principles of Finance and Economics.

ZONSIUS, MICHAEL