Chapter Awards

The AGA Baltimore Chapter held our Awards Meeting at Matthew’s on April 17, 2019. We had a wonderful time. It was particularly rewarding for me, because I had the opportunity to announce the President’s Award recipients. Our chapter is strong and the future is bright because of the commitment and dedication of these individuals.

Excellence in Leadership – Paul Geraty, Partner, KPMG; Sponsorship Director, Education and Programs Committee Member, AGA Baltimore Chapter.

Excellence in Leadership – Paul Levee, Office Director, SSA/OFPO/Office of Benefit Accounting and Systems Analysis.

Excellence in Contribution – Lori Lee, Senior Auditor, SSA-OIG; President-Elect, Community Services Director, AGA Baltimore Chapter.

Excellence in Contribution – Kelly Stankus, Deputy Executive Officer, SSA-OIG; Meetings Director, AGA Baltimore Chapter.

Excellence in Contribution – Joanne White-Burnett, Audit Manager (Retired), City of Baltimore; Education and Programs Director, AGA Baltimore Chapter.

Future Leader – Jose C. Carrasco, Auditor, Grant Thornton; Webmaster, AGA Baltimore Chapter.


Thanks again to each of you for serving the Baltimore Chapter!

Respectfully,

Leroy A. Chester, MBA, CGFM

President, AGA Baltimore Chapter

2018-2019 Program Year


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the AGA Baltimore Chapter held a joint training session with ISACA. During the training session, President Leroy Chester presented a Certificate of Appreciation and gift card to the following members of the Board of Directors.

Kelly Stankus – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter Meetings Committee and a host of other duties you perform to keep our chapter strong.

JoAnn White Burnette – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter Education and Programs Committee and planning the dinner with AGA National President-Elect Ernest Almonte.

Kristina Poist – For your effort to enhance the Baltimore Chapter Communications Committee and sharing information timely with our members.

Michael Tracht – For efforts to enhance our Treasurer position and promoting financial stewardship for the Baltimore Chapter.

Jamila Webb – For efforts to support the Baltimore Chapter as a Regional Representative and your role in Grant Thornton being one of our Sponsors.


On November 15, 2018, the Baltimore Chapter held its November Training Session. During the training session, President Leroy Chester presented a Certificate of Appreciation and gift cards to the following members of the Board of Directors and one non-board member.

Mark Silvestri – For leadership and support of the Baltimore Chapter many years; especially during the 2017-2018 Program Year and the 2018-2019 Program Year.

Paul Levee – For leadership and support of the Baltimore Chapter during the 2017-2018 Program Year and the 2018-2019 Program Year. (SSA, Director for the Office of Benefit Accounting and Systems Analysis, non-member)

Renée Rawlins – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter Editorial Committee; including recruitment of Keisha Lynch and your work on the 2017-2018 Program Year Recap Newsletter.

Keisha Lynch – For efforts to prepare and publish the Baltimore Chapter 2017-2018 Program Year Recap Newsletter.


On October 18, 2018, President Leroy Chester presented a Certificate of Appreciation and gift card to the following members of the Board of Directors for efforts to make the AGA Baltimore Chapter the best we can be.

Paul Geraty – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter Sponsorship Program and recognize the Baltimore Chapter sponsors.

Masoud Najmabadi – For efforts to enhance our Membership Committee and increase Baltimore Chapter membership..

Mark Silvestri – For efforts to enhance our Awards Committee and recognize the contributions of Baltimore Chapter leaders.

Kristina Poist – For efforts to enhance our Awards Committee and recognize the contributions of Baltimore Chapter leaders.


On September 26, 2018, the Baltimore Chapter held its first event of the 2018-2019 Program Year. During the training session, President Leroy Chester presented a Certificate of Appreciation and gift card to the following members of the Board of Directors for efforts to make the AGA Baltimore Chapter the best we can be.

Johnny Ramsey – For consistently sharing your knowledge and experience with the Baltimore Chapter Acting President during the 2017-2018 Program Year.

Shenika Smith – For planning the 2017-2018 Program Year Board of Directors closeout luncheon.

Lori Lee – For planning the Baltimore Chapter outing and bullpen picnic at the Orioles Game on September 29, 2018.

James Switzer – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter website and migrate it to AGA National as host.

Jose C. Carrasco – For efforts to enhance the Baltimore Chapter website and migrate it to AGA National as host.

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