Per its bylaws, AGA is governed by a National Board of Directors (NBD), made up of present and former elected national officers. AGA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) implements policies for AGA on the NBD’s behalf. Many members take on leadership roles within the national organization through boards and committees that address certain issues or perform specific tasks, such as the FMSB or Journal Editorial Board.

The NEC is currently undertaking a Governance Review to position the organization for the future. Read more.  

Ann_EbbertsAnn M. Ebberts, MS, PMP, joined AGA as CEO in October 2014. Ebberts has more than 30 years of management consulting experience with the federal government in financial management, financial process improvement, program evaluation and shared services. She also provided project management and advisory support services for the implementation of accounting, acquisition, travel and grant management systems.

Ebberts manages a staff of more than 20 people in Alexandria, Virginia, to accomplish the strategic goals of the NBD and NEC, by developing educational and networking events to inform members and interested parties about current legislation and key initiatives impacting the financial management community. AGA's national office staff work closely with members as they join, become leaders in chapters, pursue certification and attend education and training events, and works with government officials as they seek guidance on increasing accountability and transparency.

jim arnette headshotAGA’s national president serves a one-year term and chair the NEC and NBD. Our 2017–2018 president is James "Jim" R. Arnette, Jr., CGFM, CISA.

Arnette is currently serving as the director of local government audit for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, where he has worked for more than 30 years. He is responsible for the annual financial and compliance audits of all 95 Tenn. counties, and monitors the annual audits of more than 1,600 municipalities, nonprofits and related local government entities.

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AGA offers a variety of leadership positions at the chapter, regional and national levels. Learn more about our leadership structure and the nominations process.