Conference Highlights

Frank W. Abagnale Announced as Keynote Speaker

APT US&C are MMTA are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Frank W. Abagnale. Mr. Abagnale is the acclaimed subject of the book, movie and Broadway play "Catch Me if You Can" which tells the story of his time as one of the world's most famous con men. His story was the inspiration for the 2002 film starring Leonardo DeCaprio as Mr. Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent trying to catch him.

Mr. Abagnale is now one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. Mr. Abagnale will be giving his ""The Art of the Steal" fraud seminar as well as telling his life story.

The 51st Annual Conference is a joint conference with the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA), and we are pleased to be partnering with them on the 2016 Conference.

The 2016 conference will focus on three program tracks: investment management, cash management and technology. There will be general sessions, breakouts and workshops focusing on these topics. In addition, the Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM) and Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (ACPFIM) training and testing will be offered, and the popular Cash Handling Workshop will be offered. The additional trainings can be taken without registering for the rest of the conference.

Conference Hotel

Amway Grand Hotel
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-776-6400

Room Rates
$149 a night
Reserve a room online with this link


This conference is designed for public treasury professionals interested in education on investment management, cash management and technology.

  • Treasurers
  • Deputy Treasurers
  • Town Clerks
  • Financial Officers
  • Tax Collectors
  • Other Public Treasury Officials


The Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (formerly called the Municipal Treasurers Association of the United States and Canada (MTA US & C)) was founded in 1965 and represents public treasury and finance officials in local, county, and state/provincial governments throughout North America.

APT US&C Board of Directors

  • Helen Schmidlkofer, President
  • Ashley VanDeburgh, President-Elect
  • Bob Ponkilla, Vice President
  • Kenneth Robinson, Treasurer
  • Laura Gamon, Secretary
  • Matthew Horning, Immediate Past President
  • Cindi Gamb, Director
  • Michael Griffin, Director
  • Jami Jones, Director
  • Clint Lichtenwalter, Director
  • Robert Wagner, Director
  • Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy, Director