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This registration page is for those attending the chapter meeting and luncheon only. If you are attending career day please back out and register using the appropriate career day registration forms. All career day registration forms DO INCLUDE the chapter meeting and luncheon. This will prevent us from having multiple registrations for individuals.

When: January 26, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
14315 Midway Road
2nd Floor Trinity Ballroom
Addison 75001
United States
Contact: Melisa Hall

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FPA DFW Chapter Meeting - January 26, 2018



Online registration is now closed.  We will take on-site registrations on a space available basis.


This registration page is for those attending the chapter meeting and luncheon only.  If you are attending career day please back out and register using the appropriate career day registration forms. All career day registration forms DO INCLUDE the chapter meeting and luncheon. This will prevent us from having duplicate registrations for individuals.

8:30 - 10:45

Career Day
Pre-scheduled interviews
Career Day registration is located on the 1st floor outside the Palm/Whispering Oaks room.  Interviews will take place in the Palm/Whispering Oaks room.  Check in with the Career Day registration table when you arrive.

10:30 - 11:00

Check In & Registration for FPA DFW Chapter Meeting
2nd Floor - Trinity Ballroom Foyer


2 Breakout Sessions - Select the one of your choice 

 - Creative Philanthropy Using Non-Cash Assets (Trinity Ballroom)

 - What You've Learned & What You Wish You Would Have Known: Advice for Your New Job (Whispering Oaks Ballroom)








Luncheon & Networking



General Session

Welcome & Announcements
Platinum Partner Spotlight - Wealth Advisors Trust Company


General Session Continued (for all attendees)
An Overview of Selected Provisions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act



Closing Remarks - Chapter Meeting Concludes

2:15 - 4:30

Career Day 

Career Day pre-scheduled interviews will continue from 2:15 - 4:30 pm
First Floor, Palm/
Whispering Oaks Room  

4:30 - 6:00

Networking / Happy Hour Hosted by the DFW NexGen Chapter - Hotel Lobby Bar
Join us as we wrap up a full day of great FPA events to mingle with FPA colleagues, sponsors, interviewing candidates, firms, and guests.






BREAKOUT l (Trinity Ballroom): Creative Philanthropy Using Non-Cash Assets (Advanced)    1 CFP, CPA CE

Presenter:  Gary Garcia, Senior Director of Development for The Dallas Foundation & 
Rod Riggins, Advisor Relations Officer for The Dallas Foundation


Many people have heard about community foundations, but do financial advisors really know how their clients can benefit from working with one? Come learn from two local community foundation experts, Gary Garcia and Rod Riggins, from The Dallas Foundation. Hear how illiquid assets can be the best tools for philanthropic planning and how community foundations are set up to help. The speakers will present solutions to complex charitable planning dilemmas and offer a cross-disciplinary approach that touches on legal, tax, investment and financial planning techniques. 

BREAKOUT ll (Whispering Oaks Ballroom): What You've Learned & What You Wish You Would Have Known: Advice For Your New Job (NexGen / Career Development)  CE does not apply

Moderated by:  Emma Cramm of Cadent Capital

Panelists Include:  Abby Phillips, HFS Wealth Management -- Shelby Huber, Clintsman Financial Planning  --  Brandon Woods, Chessman Wealth Strategies  --  Greg Lanier, Carter Financial Management


During this panel discussion learn from experts on how to succeed in your new job and tips for making a great impression.  Our guest panelists will share their advice on starting a career in financial planning and the top do's and don'ts that are key to a successful career path.

12:00 PM - Break


12:20 PM - Lunch, Networking, Welcome & Announcements (All Attendees)


12:45 PM - Platinum Partner Spotlight - Christopher Holtby, Wealth Advisors Trust Company

1:00 PM - GENERAL SESSION (All Attendees)


An Overview of Selected Provisions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Presenter: Vance Maultsby, CPA - Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby


This presentation will give insight and an analysis on many of the major provisions of the Tax Cuts & Job Acts (TCJA) of 2017 (HR1), with a special emphasis on how the new law affects individuals and their financial planning.  The details of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” have been released and as expected, it will have a huge impact on tax law. Get ready to hit the reset button for tax planning. Tax professionals and financial advisors will be bombarded with questions from clients so you need to start preparing NOW. This session will provide a summary of the changes and an objective analysis of the impact on clients and the profession.  By the end of this session professionals will:

  • Be aware of the changes in tax rates, standard deductions and personal exemptions as well as the changes to Schedule A - itemized deductions. These items together are the building blocks for many if not most of the returns we prepare. 
  • Be aware of the intricacies of the 20% deduction available for qualified business income
  • Be aware of the significant decrease in corporation tax rates
  • Understand the significant change to Estate tax
  • Be aware of the new credits and modifications to existing credits for both personal and business
  • Be aware of the significant increase of expensing under code section 179 and the lowering of taxes generally on business income
  • Be in a position to advise clients how the Tax Cuts and Job Act could possibly affect them


Vance Maultsby has a wide range of accomplishments both personally and professionally which provide insight into his clients’ needs. Vance was a standout student at the University of North Texas where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in accounting and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Business while studying for his master’s degree. He entered the accounting profession at Peat Marwick Mitchell where he made partner early in his career and was later named National Director of the Petroleum Industry Practice. While at Peat Marwick, he was a Contributing Author and Senior Editor of Income Tax of National Resources, which was considered an authoritative resource in oil and gas taxation. Vance’s experiences also include executive corporate finance roles at investment bank Stephens, Inc. and Ernst & Young. While at Ernst & Young, Vance was the Regional Director of Corporate Finance. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Palex, Inc. (NASDAQ traded). The experience gained in these roles gives Vance an exceptional perspective into the issues and challenges confronting his clients. A sizable part of Vance’s practice involves the petroleum industry. Additionally, Vance provides personalized services and solutions to high net worth family groups, by addressing their complex and unique business, wealth management and philanthropic issues. When Vance is not solving complex tax matters, he is volunteering in our community. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee Chair for the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Parish Episcopal School. Vance was an Alumnus of the Leadership Dallas Program. Vance served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Park Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund, the Board of Directors of Joaquin Achucarro Foundation and Co-Chair of Fostering Friendships (Episcopal Church of the Incarnation’s ministry with the Transition Resource Action Center of Central Dallas Ministries).   Vance currently serves as a volunteer coordinator and in other capacities for the Uptown worship services at Incarnation. Vance is on the graduate school faculty at University of North Texas where he teaches the oil and gas taxation class.  He also is on the board of advisors of the Institute of Petroleum Accounting at UNT.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Azure Homeowners Association.  Vance is a supporter of the arts in Dallas and is an accomplished pianist.

FPA NexGen Happy Hour!    4:30 - 6:00 PM


All FPA members, sponsors, guests, and Career Day attendees are invited to attend a networking happy hour hosted by the DFW NexGen Chapter and is located in the hotel lobby bar on the first floor.  This is a great way to meet and mingle with others in the profession.  We hope to see you there!






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