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Deloitte’s Robert N. Campbell III to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast on Practical Solutions to the State Budget Crisis in 2010


New York, NY, December 04, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that Robert N. Campbell III, U.S. State Government Leader, Deloitte LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Practical Solutions to The State Budget Crisis in 2010”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2010_Budget.html)

Event Synopsis

As a result of the economic crisis, State Budget Officers are grappling with very tough conditions. Tax revenue is down, unemployment is up, and there’s a commercial real-estate bubble that is just about to burst. In an effort to close budget gaps in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars, many states have taken dramatic actions including issuing IOUs, cutting services, mandating unpaid furloughs, instituting hiring freezes, raising healthcare co-pays, asking for voluntary givebacks, and much more. Many governors have been quoted as saying that nothing is off limits in terms of what can be cut.

This live webcast aims to help State Budget Officers, finance, legal professionals, analysts, economists and industry participants by offering practical guidance in critical areas concerning the budget crisis. During this live two hour webcast, our panel of key thought leaders and experts will conduct an end-to-end discussion on the most critical issues including:

- Comparing and contrasting the various state “Recovery Plans”
- How to make the most of reduced resources
- Fewer staff to share the load
- Less money to fund services
- Making budget cuts in areas with the least possible impact on services
- How to work strategically with local governments
- Accounting considerations
- Policy and legal strategy
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory updates

Upon conclusion of the prepared material, the audience will be invited to participate in a live question and answer session, where they will have to interact directly with the distinguished panel of experts.

There’s no question about it:, 2010 is going to be a challenging year for most, and everyone agrees that the time to act is now. Practical Solutions to The State Budget Crisis in 2010 Live Webcast will help you understand and manage the critical issues surrounding your state’s budget crisis. Join this webcast and the expertise gained will help you become a keys person in your state’s financial recovery efforts. Advanced registration is recommended as space for this course is limited.

About Robert N. Campbell III

Robert N. Campbell III serves as vice chairman and U.S. State Government leader, Deloitte LLP, which includes audit, consulting, financial advisory services and tax services to the states. Bob oversees their services to state, local, education, public health care and nonprofit clients. He also works closely with Deloitte Research, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and the Deloitte Center for Network Innovation. Throughout his 36-year career with Deloitte, Bob has assisted government leaders at all levels with program planning and analysis, technology planning, business process transformation, performance improvement and reorganizational engagements.

Bob has worked closely with government leaders to address and resolve their critical policy, financing and operational issues at all levels of government. He has worked extensively with leaders of major federal agencies and more than 40 states on projects spanning central finance and administration, developmental disabilities, economic development, employment, higher education, human services, K-12 education, Medicaid, mental health, public health care, revenue and taxation, and student loan finance. Bob is a frequent writer and speaker on government management issues. He recently coauthored the book States of Transition, which addresses the big issues facing the states today.

Bob is a former member of Deloitte’s Managing Partners Advisory Council. He also has served on numerous other committees, including the Global Fairness Committee, the Global Nominating Committee, the Global Service Line Committee, the Global 2010 Planning Committee, the U.S. Political Action Committee Board, and the U.S. Policy Council. He also led business planning efforts as the organization prepared to enter the global outsourcing market. In 1999, he was awarded their annual Curtis Award for Partnership Values.

Bob received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Austin College and a master's degree in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas. He has served on various community boards and committees and is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Committee of the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council.

About Deloitte LLP

Deloitte LLP offers auditing, accounting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services. The firm provides international financial reporting, assurance and advisory, tax auditing, corporate governance, risk consulting, and management and board advisory services. Additionally, it provides merger and acquisition, government compliance, financial advisory, and human capital consulting services.

For more information on Robert N. Campbell III, and Deloitte LLP, please visit: www.deloitte.com/us

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org

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