Per its bylaws, AGA is governed by a 17-member National Governing Board (NGB), made up of volunteer member leaders. Many members also 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.

AGA's National President

Gwendolyn Sykes

AGA's 2023-2024 National President is Gwendolyn Sykes. She is  the Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of SRC, Inc., and also serves as treasurer of the SRC International Board of Directors.  Prior to SRC, she dedicated more than 31 years to public service, including roles as the CFO at the U.S. Secret Serviceand the first female to serve as a Political Appointee/Senate confirmed CFO for NASA. Sykes has also served as the CFO Yale University and Morehouse College.

Ms. Sykes holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in public administration from American University, where she continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs. She received an honorary doctorate from Wilson College in May 2022.

As National President, Sykes encourages AGA members to strive for work-life balance in their pursuit of professional success. "Set reasonable boundaries in all areas of your life," she advised, "and say yes to more in life. You will be amazed at the new and exciting opportunities that will avail themselves."


Ann M. Ebberts, M.S., PMP

Ann M. Ebberts, M.S., PMP, joined AGA as CEO in October 2014. She has more than 30 years' 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. AGA staff develops educational and networking events to inform members and interested parties of current legislation and key initiatives impacting the financial management community. The national office staff works closely with members as they join, become leaders in chapters, pursue certification, and attend education and training events, and they work with government officials in search of guidance on increasing accountability and transparency.

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