Archive for the ‘Where I've Been’ Category

Speaking Engagements/Conferences

By Francine • Apr 15th, 2014

Coming up: A visit to Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Economic Club and Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.


Guest Lectures At Stanford Graduate School Business

By Francine • 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.


Top Finance Bloggers in Chicago According to Crain’s

By Francine • Nov 2nd, 2013

I’m very proud to have been included in the Crain’s Chicago Business list of top local finance bloggers.


McKenna Gives Luncheon Keynote For Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting

By Francine • 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 Francine • 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 Francine • 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”.


McKenna Appears On “Chicago Tonight” Talking About Business Ethics

By Francine • Aug 10th, 2012

I appeared July 17 on Chicago Tonight, a nightly news program produced by WTTW, Channel 11, the public television station in Chicago. The show is hosted by Phil Ponce, a very interesting guy who was really good at wrangling the three cats on this panel. I was joined by John Lothian and Professor Laura Pincus-Hartman of [...]


What Is A Corporate Secretary And Why Am I A Panelist At Their Annual Meeting?

By Francine • Jun 11th, 2012

I’m a panelist July 12 for, “Auditors, the Board and Shareholders: An Evolving Relationship,” at the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals Annual Meeting in Washington DC.


McKenna At Compliance Week Annual Conference 2012

By Francine • May 30th, 2012

I’ll be covering the Compliance Week Annual Conference in Washington D.C. next week June 4-6, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel. The venue alone is worth the price of the ticket! This year I will also be moderating/hosting several panels. See you there!


McKenna At Georgia Southern Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

By Francine • May 24th, 2012

I spoke at the Georgia Southern University’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business Sixth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference at the Hilton Desoto, Savannah on May 15-17, 2012. My topic was “Auditors as ‘Whistleblowers’: The Auditors’ Responsibility to Report Fraud and Illegal Acts.”