• Archive for the ‘Where I’ve Been’ Category

    Speaking Engagements/Conferences

    By • Sep 17th, 2018

    Lots planned for the fall. I just added a link to my segment Monday September 17, 2018 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, when I was a guest on the NPR news show Here and Now to talk with host Peter O’Dowd about the tricky financial instruments used during the financial crisis and if they’re still a risk. #repo105 #cds #cdo #mbs #rtm The show airs at 2pm EST on DC’s WAMU 88.5 FM and in Chicago on WBEZ 91.5 between 1-3 CST. Later another visit to Ohio State and a return to DC by the Baylor MAcc program. Also on the agenda CalCPAs and a wonderful gig on October 9, 2018 for Grant’s Interest Rate Observer 35th Anniversary Conference in New York at the Plaza Hotel.



    McKenna at Grant’s Interest Rate Observer 35th Anniversary Conference

    By • Sep 2nd, 2018

    On October 9, 2018 I’ll be speaking at the Grant’s Interest Rate Observer 35th Anniversary Conference in New York at the Plaza Hotel. After many years of good relations and a recent successful podcast performance, Jim Grant has asked me to present at his conference this fall. The podcast, where I talk about non-GAAP metrics, the state of […]



    McKenna at The Frunchroom

    By • Oct 2nd, 2017

    She’s a native South Sider, and she definitely traveled the longest distance to be at the show at Beverly Arts Center. Guess who?



    NYSSCPAs Breakfast Briefing: Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank – Update

    By • Dec 8th, 2016

    I’ve written at Forbes about the event, including some quotes from Sherron Watkins that made news. Links to a replay of the webcast and a live-blog of the event are included here.



    re: The Auditors is now at MarketWatch

    By • May 31st, 2015

    May 18, 2015 was my first day on the job as a reporter for MarketWatch in Washington, DC, the sister online publication to the Wall Street Journal and Barrons that focuses on retail investors. Yes, I have taken a full-time journalism job and I have moved.



    Reminiscing About The First Too Big To Fail Bank – Continental Bank

    By • May 10th, 2014

    There’s a conference planned for next week, May 15, at Gleacher Center in Chicago, “30 Years After the Failure of Continental Illinois Bank: Have We Solved Too Big to Fail?” I wrote about my experience at CINB, my first job, for American Banker back in 2011.



    Guest Lectures At Stanford Graduate School Business

    By • Feb 22nd, 2014

    My notes for guest lectures (there were two sections, back-to-back) February 10, 2014 for Bus F332/Law 725, Finance and Society, at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, taught by Professor Anat Admati. Emphasis: The auditors’ role in corporate governance in financial institutions and specifically how auditors not inadvertently stifle the actual use of compensation clawbacks.



    McKenna Gives Luncheon Keynote For Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting

    By • Oct 11th, 2013

    I was the luncheon speaker on October 10, 2013 at the annual meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF). Here is the text of my remarks.



    McKenna Speaks: The Committee For Monetary Research And Education

    By • Sep 2nd, 2013

    Do you want to learn more about those who push for a return to the gold standard? Do you know the common thread between JP Morgan, Madoff’s biggest feeder fund, Chesapeake Energy, and MF Global? Here’s a speech I gave back in May 2012 in New York to the Committee for Monetary Research and Education that touches on both topics.



    McKenna Speaks to Market Technicians Association Chicago

    By • Feb 20th, 2013

    On February 19, 2013, I spoke to the Chicago Chapter of the Market Technicians Association. The topic was, “Risk 2013: Protecting Your Trading Accounts From Fraud”.