Chapter Meeting - August 8, 2024

Chapter Meeting – Thursday, August 8, 2024 


Buffalo AKG Art Museum (Meeting)

1285 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222


The Terrace At Delaware Park (Networking Reception)

199 Lincoln Parkway

Buffalo, NY 14222



10:30am – 11:00am Registration at AKG Art Museum Auditorium

11:00am – 11:30am Chapter Updates, Topic & Panelist Introduction

11:30am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: “The Year the World Votes: Regulatory Trends to Watch”

12:30pm - 1:00pm Break (transition to networking event)

1:00pm - 3:00pm Networking Reception at The Terrace at Delaware Park



The Year the World Votes: Regulatory Trends to Watch

A multi-industry panel discussion

2024 is not just an election year. It’s the election year, with at least 64 countries (plus the EU) holding national elections.

As Risk Managers, it’s important to stay abreast of what is and what may be coming our way, not just to our own industries, but the industries we serve. 

Join us in this panel discussion with local business leaders across various industries to learn more about regulatory trends and watch items.

Next, we’ll dive into approaches to identifying and monitoring regulatory trends and managing the related risk, including the upside or opportunities. 

Following a discussion around lessons learned and best practices in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), we will open the floor to the audience for Q&A.



Panel Discussion of Four Speakers 


Bill Coller, Paychex, Inc.

Bill Coller, EA, CRMP manages the ERM and Internal Controls programs at Paychex, a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions. He has over 20 years of Risk Management experience, joining Paychex in 1997. Bill is an active member of RIMS, having spoken at various conferences on topics including emerging risks, evolving risk culture, and social responsibility activities.  He recently earned the Certified Risk Management Professional designation from RIMS. 


Cassie Schedfeger, Bilt Technologies 

Director of Compliance and the BSA & OFAC Officer of Bilt Technologies Inc. Prior to Bilt, Mrs. Schwedfeger held compliance leadership roles with both WEX, Inc. (WEX) and Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) overseeing money transmission licensing programs. Mrs. Schwedfeger holds a B.S. in Marketing with a concentration in business from St. John Fisher University. Additionally, Mrs. Schwedfeger is both an Accredited Payments Risk Professional (Nacha) and a Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (ACFCS) and is attending Albany Law School for her Master’s in Financial Compliance & Risk Management.


Cristian Tiu, PHD, University of Buffalo 

Dr. Cristian Tiu  serves as Chair and Associate Professor of Finance for the School of Management for University at Buffalo. Dr. Tiu holds both a PhD in Finance and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tiu’s research interests lie in empirical and theoretical investments. Specifically, he is interested in determinants of performance and asset allocation of nonstandard investors, such as hedge funds and university endowments, and how economic instability or market segmentation is reflected in the asset prices. He is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. In addition to Dr. Tiu’s publications in many Finance journals, he is the past recipient of the Bruton Fellowship Award, Q-Group Research Grant, and Real Estate Research Institute Grant.


Moderator - Carly McCabe, Ed.D., Excellus BCBS 

Dr. Carly McCabe serves as the BlueCross BlueShield Association Liaison for Excellus BCBS. Dr. McCabe also teaches as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Business at Roberts Wesleyan University, teaching graduate courses in Leadership Ethics and Business Research Methods. Dr. McCabe obtained degrees from SUNY Oswego (BS Marketing, Economics), Roberts Wesleyan University (MS Strategic Leadership), and St. John Fisher University (Ed.D. Executive Leadership). Prior to joining Excellus in 2021, she worked at Paychex, Inc. for 16 years  in various Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) roles at Paychex, Inc. Dr. McCabe enjoys studying the possibilities of technological advances, such as blockchain and automation, and currently is currently an advisor for Mercy University’s Strategic AI certificate program. She currently serves as a Board Member for our RIMS Upstate NY Chapter.






  • Active Chapter Members: Covered by the Chapter
  • Non-Members: $75



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If you need to cancel your registration, please email the Chapter Secretary, Tara Grillo at, by 5:00pm by August 1, 2024. Late cancellations will be charged the full non-member fee. 


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