B&I Speaker Biographies

Speaker Bios

David Peters

David Peters is the Founder and Owner of Peters Professional Education (petersprofessionaleducation.com) and Peters Tax Preparation & Consulting, PC. He is also a financial advisor for CFO Capital Management. David has over fifteen years of experience in financial services, including 3 years in the hedge fund industry and six years in the insurance industry. David was the first-ever Chief Financial Officer at Compare.com - a position he held for more than three years. In addition to running his own professional education website, David is a National Instructor for the AICPA, Surgent, Kaplan, and Don Farmer Tax Seminars.

Dr. Michael Monroe Kiefer

He majored in cell and molecular biology and minored in abnormal psychology. In 1984, Michael graduated with honors Cum Laude with a B.S. degree. He then attended Texas A&M University for graduate school and graduated with a Master of Science degree in genetic engineering. Michael also has a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in psychology from Addison University. His ground breaking dissertation research was on conscious, subconscious, and superconscious mental reprogramming models.

Celebrating more than twenty years as a top ranked national professional motivational speaker, author, radio talk show guest, and subconscious core reprogrammer, Michael has delivered well over 3,000 presentations and has spoken in nearly every state in the U.S.A. His MP3 audiobooks, e-books, and paperbacks sell to a worldwide audience.

King Banaian

King Banaian is a professor in the Department of Economics and dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University.  He holds the Ph.D. in economics from the Claremont Graduate School. He has consulted at central banks and ministries of finance in several developing countries.  He is author of two books and over 50 articles discussing monetary policy and political economy as well as an occasional paper on the economics of sports. A former state representative from St. Cloud, he is co-author of the St. Cloud Quarterly Business Report and hosts a radio program in Minneapolis.

Elaine Nissley

Elaine Nissley is a Principal with McKonly & Asbury. Her primary responsibilities include management of the Internal Audit & Management Consulting Services group. Elaine handles client relationships and is accountable for the delivery of high quality and timely deliverables that meet our clients expectations. The group provides various internal audit and management consulting services based on proven methodologies including: Risk and internal controls assessments; Internal Audit outsourcing/cosourcing; Information Technology Audits; Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance; and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance. Elaine has over twenty years experience in risk management, internal audit, internal controls assessments, and project management.


Nathan Mueller

Nathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College and was a licensed CPA from 2002-2010. He has over 13 years of public accounting experience and 15 years of corporate accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting, cash processing, tax, and accounting controls. After the reinsurance company Nathan worked for was purchased by ING for $6 billion, he played a key role in transitioning its operations onto ING’s enterprise resource planning system. Enabled by lax controls and unchecked authority to distribute funds, Nathan began embezzling money to pay off personal debt. What started as a $1,100 check to a credit card, spiraled into an $8.5 million fraud over the next four years. It was only a co-worker’s suspicions that brought the fraud to an end. After being caught, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison. He was released in September of 2014.