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.

AGA’s national president serves a one-year term and chair the NEC and NBD. Our 2018–2019 president is John H. Lynskey, CGFM, CPA.

Lynskey is currently serving as the the controller and deputy division director for financial management at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). His responsibilities include fiscal stewardship of NSF’s daily financial operations. This includes budget execution and funds control, financial statements and reporting, accounting operations, and grant payments and administration. As controller of a seven-billion-dollar CFO Act agency, he leads NSF programs for internal control, improper payments, financial audit and strategic financial initiatives. He also oversees NSF’s cloud-based FedRamp certified financial system and spearheads grantee financial outreach to NSF’s 1,700 institution customers. Under his 18 years of stewardship, NSF has achieved sustained success in obtaining “clean” audit opinions and in financial reporting excellence.

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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.