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Cybersecurity Virtual Panel: Highlights From Dynamic Careers in the Field

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:00 PM

With this engaging and dynamic discussion led by Chapter Student Advisor Rachel Cullity, the seminar focused on practical advice on how to pursue a career in cybersecurity and the skills necessary to succeed in the field.

Event panelists include:

  • Peter J. Scavotto: Assistant Comptroller for Risk, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Jenny Hedderman: Esq., Risk Counsel, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • George C. Anastos: Principle Analyst, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Thomas Cesso: Chief Information Security Officer, Salem State University
  • Rachel Cullity: (Moderator) Student Advisor, AGA Boston Chapter

This free virtual panel was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, via Zoom, and is available as a replay event. CPEs will not be granted for viewing this replay.

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CGFM Virtual Panel Event Replay

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:00 pm


The AGA Boston Chapter would like to invite you to a virtual panel featuring experienced AGA members and guests from AGA National to speak about the value of the CGFM designation. In addition, AGA Boston Chapter members who received their CGFM will answer questions on how being a CGFM is helping their career and share some studying tips. 

Event panelists confirmed include: 

  • Sarah Mongeau: CGFM, CPA, CFE, AGA Boston Chapter President-Elect and Audit Director, Independent Authorities and Education, Massachusetts State Auditor´s Office
  • Yoko McCarthy: CGFM, MBA, CFE, CISA, AGA Boston Chapter CGFM/Professional Certification Director and Senior Manager, BerryDunn
  • Kimberly Jones: AGA Senior Program Manager, CGFM and Education
  • Thandee Maung: CPA, CFE, CGFM, MBA, Deputy City Auditor, Department of Audits, Office of Comptroller Bill Henry
  • Carla Flores: Data Analytics Lead, Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is a professional certification awarded by AGA, demonstrating competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels. CGFM is a respected credential that recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience needed to be an effective government financial manager. To learn more about this valuable professional designation, visit 

The Chapter is also using this event as an opportunity to celebrate international women’s day and the involvement of women with the CGFM designation in the profession. Insightful speakers will share how their agency/organization values the CGFM designation.

This free virtual panel was held on March 8, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST via Zoom, and is available as a replay event. CPEs will not be granted for viewing this replay.

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AGA Boston Chapter Virtual Career Panels 

The Boston Chapter has made its three virtual career panels in 2021 and 2022 that were held in support of AGA's Council for the Advancement of Women available on its YouTube channel for free. All you need to do to watch a sessions is to register, you will then be given access to the content. 

  • Moving from the Middle Virtual Panel: March 2022 | Register
  • Elevating Your Career through Mentorship Virtual Panel: December 2021 | Register
  • Elevating Your Career Virtual Panel: July 2021 | Register

For questions please contact AGA Boston.Communications.