GA 2010 and Beyond

January 2010

AGA chapters organized efforts to collect donations to assist the victims of the Jan. 12 Haiti Earthquake.

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department in Greene County, Ohio, issued a four-page report that briefly outlined the department’s finances, successes and challenges in the last fiscal year.

February 2010

Nearly 700 people attended AGA’s Eighth Annual National Leadership Conference, held Feb. 18 – 19, in Washington, D.C., began with an address by Robert A. Sunshine, deputy director of the Congressional Budget Office.

March 2010

AGA Past National President Douglas K. Haywood, CGFM, CPA, passed away suddenly on March 1 in Phoenix, AZ. A member of AGA's Phoenix Chapter, Doug had retired recently after a long career in Arizona state government.

The University of Wisconsin – Platteville won the AGA Government Finance Case Challenge.

Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey D. Zients spoke at AGA’s Meet the Financial Management Policy-Makers breakfast, on March 30 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

April 2010

AGA held its first Federal Performance Conference on April 27–28, 2010 in Washington, D.C. This event focused on the latest mandates and leading practices within federal government agencies.

Richard O. Bunce Jr., CGFM, AGA's National President-Elect Designate, appointed Martin J. Benison, CGFM, to serve as Senior Vice President on AGA's National Executive Committee and National Board of Directors. Benison, who is comptroller of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, will serve a three-year term starting July 1, 2010. Benison is also co-chair of AGA's Partnership for Intergovernmental Management and Accountability.

May 2010

On May 26, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC., 19 Federal agencies received AGA's CEAR Award based on their outstanding Fiscal Year 2009 performance and accountability reporting efforts.

AGA’s 2010 National Academic and Community Service Scholarships were announced, including awards of full-time and part-time academic scholarships and a community service scholarship. A total of $7,000 in scholarships was awarded.

June 2010

AGA announced its National Award Recipients, including Past National President Douglas K. Haywood, CGFM, CPA, CFE, who was posthumously awarded the Robert W. King Memorial Award.

AGA’s Partnership for Intergovernmental Management and Accountability (Partnership) released a guide that provides government officials with a concrete tool to improve programs and to deal with fiscal and programmatic challenges. The guide provides information on how to implement The Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI) process.

After 18 years working in the accounting field, 1995–1996 Past National President Virginia S. Brizendine, CGFM, retired on June 30.

July 2010

AGA kicked off its 59th Annual Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Orlando with a record 2,200 in attendance. The conference began with a presentation by Acting Comptroller General of the United States Gene L. Dodaro, CGFM.

AGA welcomed new National President, Lisa Casias, CPA.

Past National President Douglas K. Haywood, CGFM, CPA, Received the Robert W. King Memorial Award Posthumously.

September 2010

AGA held its Fifth Annual Internal Control & Fraud Conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15–16.

Past National President Jeff Hart, CGFM, CFE, retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 30 after a 34-year career with the federal government.

October 2010

AGA held their Performance Management Conference (PMC) in Baltimore, MD, Oct. 13–14.

November 2010

AGA’s National Office welcomed two new professionals to its staff. Jerome E. Bruce, CEM, CMP, is the new director of Meetings & Expositions and Steve Sossei, CPA, is AGA’s new director of Education.

AGA announced the finalist teams in their Government Finance Case Challenge: North Carolina State University, Ohio Dominican University and The University of Wisconsin at Platteville.

December 2010

AGA announced the finalist teams in AGA's Government Finance Case Challenge: North Carolina State University, Ohio Dominican University and The University of Wisconsin at Platteville.

Becker Professional Education programs and AGA renewed their annual cooperation agreement, which provides AGA members with discounts for using Becker review classes.

January 2011

Marie S. Force, MA, AGA’s communications director, marked 15 years with AGA on Jan. 9.

February 2011

Nearly 700 people attended AGA’s Ninth Annual National Leadership Conference, held Feb. 17–18, in Washington, D.C. Keynote speakers included Jeanette Franzel, MBA, CGFM, CPA, Alice M. Rivlin, Ph.D. and Ron Elving, Robert A. Sunshine.

May 2011

AGA’s Second Annual Federal Performance Conference, May 3–4, in Arlington, VA, received real-world recognition of the challenges they face in measuring government performance and improving efficiency. The conference began with a presentation from Judy England Joseph, research director with the Partnership for Public Service.

AGA co-hosted “Improving Government Performance: Closing the IT Gap,” with TechAmerica on May 4 in Washington, D.C.

On May 25, AGA recognized 17 federal agencies with prestigious CEAR Award at the black-tie reception and dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

AGA named the Government Finance Case Challenge finalist teams: George Mason University, Ohio Dominican University and Old Dominion University.

June 2011

AGA distributed its 2011 Member-Centric Report to members.

AGA announced its National Award Recipients, including Samuel T. Mok, CGFM, CIA, CICA, AGA Past National President, who received the Robert W. King Memorial Award.

July 2011

Outgoing National President Lisa Casias, CPA, passes the gavel to incoming National President Richard O. Bunce Jr., CGFM, CPA, who is also a Past National Treasurer. The gavel passing occurred on the final day of AGA's successful 60th Annual Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, GA.

National Board of Directors ratifies new strategic plan, an update of the plan adopted in 2003.

September 2011

AGA holds successful Sixth Annual Internal Control and Fraud Conference in Washinton, D.C.

October 2011

AGA embarks on an enterprise risk assessment to identify and mitigate potential risks to the association.

January 10, 2012

Federal Financial Systems Summit (Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, 352 attendees)

Feb. 16-17, 2012

National Leadership Training (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, 863 attendees)

April 24-25, 2012

Federal Performance Conference (Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, 141 attendees)

May 23, 2012

CEAR Dinner (National Press Club Washington, 280 attendees)

Sept. 24-25, 2012

Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, 458 attendees)

July 29-August 1, 2012

Professional Development Training (San Diego Convention Center San Diego, 1734 attendees)

January 10, 2013

Federal Financial Systems Summit (Grand Hyatt, Washington, 297 attendees)

Feb. 12-13, 2013

National Leadership Training, Washington (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, 716 attendees)

May 22, 2013

CEAR Dinner (National Press Club, Washington, 285 attendees)

June 18-19, 2013

Federal Performance Management Training (Crystal City Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, 123 attendees)

July 14-17, 2013

Professional Development Training (Gaylord Texan, Dallas, 1158 attendees)

Sept. 16-17, 2013

Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, 548 attendees)

Jan. 9, 2014

Federal Financial Systems Summit (Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, 400 attendees)

February 11-12, 2014

National Leadership Training (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, 649 attendees)

May 6-7, 2014

Government Performance Summit (Marriott Metro Center Hotel Washington, 338 attendees)

May 21, 2014

CEAR Dinner (National Press Club Washington, 230 attendees)

July 13-16, 2014

Professional Development Training (Orlando World Center Marriott Orlando, 1508 attendees)

Sept. 15-16, 2014

Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, 548 attendees)

Sept. 16, 2014

AGA creates the Mexico City Chapter.

Sept. 30, 2014

AGA CEO, Relmond P. Van Daniker, DBA, CPA, retires.

Oct. 1, 2014

Ann M. Ebberts, MS, PMP, becomes AGA CEO.

Sept. 14, 2015

AGA celebrates its 65th anniversary 

September 2015

Chief Operating Officer Susan Fritzlen celebrates 20 years with AGA

Nov. 17, 2015

AGA and Grant Thornton host an event to release the 20th anniversary CFO survey, looking back at 25 years since the CFO Act passed.