Arkansas Trucking Association

2024 AFC Second Quarter Meeting

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Name: 2024 AFC Second Quarter Meeting
Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Register for the second quarter meeting of the Arkansas Trucking Association Accounting & Finance Council at Bell & Company, 4504 Burrow Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72116 on April 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by:

AFC Meeting Participants will

  • review cybersecurity best practices and proactive measures to reducing risks
  • discuss recent cyber-attacks and how threat actors gain and maintain access to system information
  • discuss the costs related to cyber-attacks
  • receive overview of the cyber insurance market
  • review the Corporate Transparency Act
  • discuss filing requirements and implications of the Corporate Transparency Act on business
  • receive insight on how to avoid fines related to the act

Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits.
In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, register your attendance and departure on provided attendance sheets at registration desk.
Fields of Study: Information Technology, Business Law
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Live

Session 1:
Cybersecurity Best Practices
(CPE Information Technology - 1 credit)
Presented by Heather Hughes, J.D., Vice President, Stroz Friedberg of Aon

This presentation will cover cybersecurity best practices for the transportation industry. Recent cyber-attacks will be discussed including ransomware, business email compromise and how threat actors gain and maintain access into systems with sensitive information. The costs of a cyber-attack and whether to pay or not pay ransom demands will be covered as well as proactive measures that can reduce the risk of a cyber-attack. The cyber insurance market and new minimum cybersecurity controls that are required to obtain or renew cyber insurance will also be discussed.

Heather Hughes, J.D.  is a Vice President for Stroz Friedberg's Houston office where she leads a wide variety of engagements, including data breach/incident response matters, complex digital forensics investigations, proactive security risk assessments, and cyber due diligence investigations. Since joining Stroz Friedberg in 2018, Heather has led and managed some of the firm's most complex incident response engagements, including the largest healthcare ransomware event in U.S. history which was perpetrated by threat actors during the COVID pandemic.  Heather has also managed the ransomware response engagements involving the shutdown of operations of a national food supplier, manufacturing plant and several energy producers.  She regularly works with outside counsel to assist clients with regulatory inquiries as a result of the theft of data by organized cyber criminals.

Session 2:
Regulatory Update: The Corporate Transparency Act   
(CPE Business Law - 1 credit)
Presented by Kole Kennemer, CFO, Drivers Legal Plan

In this session, Kole Kennemer will provide an overview of the Corporate Transparency Act. Originally enacted in 2021, the act continues to evolve with new changes effective January 1, 2024. Kennemer will discuss the details of the act, its filing requirements, implications for business and steps required to avoid steep fines.

Kole Kennemer is an experienced executive in operations and finance. His experience and successes include roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and Business Consultant across many industries. Kennemer is passionate in supporting the hard-working men and women across our country earn and keep their money, and has been in the trucking industry since 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, and Management from Oklahoma State University, and has additional experience within the United States House of Representatives, where he gained insights into tax laws and legislative processes. Kennemer's work ethic, business acumen, and commitment to excellence allows him to bring value to the companies and clients he serves. 


Arkansas Trucking Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  

Bell & Company
4504 Burrow Drive
North Little Rock, AR
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, April 23
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact Information:

Registration Policy:
In order to provide proper accommodations, we must guarantee a headcount in advance.

  • For ATA members who submit their meeting registration by the deadline and attend the meeting, there is no fee.
  • ATA members who attend without registering or register but do not attend will be charged $25.
  • Out of courtesy, if you decide to attend after the registration deadline, please contact the ATA office.
  • ATA welcomes guests and non-members to Council meetings for $50.

Refunds and Cancellations:
Deadline to register is Friday, April 19. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and/or complaints, please contact our office at 501-372-3462 or send an email.

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Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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