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 NGB 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.

AGA’s national president serves a one-year term and chairs the NGB. Our 2019–2020 president is Ernest A. Almonte, CGFM, CPA, CFF, CFE.

Almote is a partner at RSM, working in the Boston Not-For Profit/Public Sector Industry team. He is a firm-designated government, not-for-profit, litigation support, and higher education specialist with more than 37 years of experience. He has managed the audits of numerous public sector and not-for profit organizations and has provided technical assistance on accounting and financial reporting issues to these organizations. Prior to joining RSM, Ernie spent 16 years as the Rhode Island Auditor General where he was responsible for the state’s financial, performance and fraud audits. In that role, Ernie was responsible for the $8 billion-dollar CAFR and overseeing the audits of the quasi-public agencies and municipalities. Ernie provided training nationally on topics such as the Yellow Book, GASB and FASAB accounting standards, and fraud risks for federal, state and local professionals serving government, not-for-profit and higher education clients. He has served in numerous positions as Chairman of audit committees including universities and the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee at the Pentagon.

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