March 8, 2018
Scott Abel, JD
Leadership and Professional Development Specialist
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
6319 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cindy Haley is the Manager of Financial Reporting for the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas. She is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in financial reporting. After graduating with honors with a BBA in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University she began her career in public accounting with a focus on corporate compilations and taxation then moved into governmental accounting. Cindy’s twenty plus years of governmental experience includes work at four state agencies with the majority at the State Comptroller’s Office and Teacher Retirement System. At both agencies her primary role was financial reporting and oversight for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Her work includes implementation of the GASB Standards 34/35 for the state and GASB 67/68 for the pension. She also has extensive software development experience and is currently working on the implementation of a new pension system at TRS.
Jennifer Hymel is the Director of Compliance Assurance at the Texas County and District Retirement System. As such, her duties include internal audit and administrative performance benchmarking. Prior to the creation of this role in 2006, she served as the Director of Member Services, Director of Planning and Development, and as a project manager. She received Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Amy Barrett, CIA, CISA, CPA, is the Chief Audit Executive of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Her prior auditing experience includes Assistant Director for the System Audit Office of The University of Texas System and The University of Texas Investment Management Company and Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Boston, Los Angeles, and Austin. Amy received a Master’s in Professional Accounting degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta. Amy serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors, participates in activities of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Texas State Agency Internal Audit Forum, and conducts peer reviews of public pension plan and state agency internal audit functions.×