President’s Message

January 2023

I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year and hope that you were able to enjoy all that the Holidays offer with family and/or friends! It is hard to believe that it is already 2023!!

The ongoing COVID pandemic has required our Chapter to look for ways to deliver high quality CPE training online through AGA Headquarters. We plan to continue to use their platform for virtual events. However, we also plan to sponsor four (4) live events this year. The first will be on February 24th at the ASU SkySong and the topic will be Tax and Retirement Updates among other issues. On March 22nd we will have our yearly Chapter Lunch Meeting at ASU SkySong. On April 28th at ASU SkySong, we will have our Professional Development Training (PDT). On May 24th we will have our final Chapter Lunch Meeting at the ASU SkySong. To register for these events, visit our website at:

We regularly check our event feedback, and we are constantly working to improve the variety and content of our Education and Meeting Plan for each Program Year. Keith Orr is the head of our Education Committee and I know he would appreciate your suggestions and recommendations for topics and content! So, give him your recommendations for speakers and topics for our PDT and what you would like to participate in next year’s Education & Meetings Plan. I hope each of you will make that one of your New Year’s Resolutions. In addition, you may want to Volunteer to serve on our Board or Committees!

I would like to welcome our newest members, Cindy Ensign, Karen Thompson, Allison Priest, and Karina Myles to our Chapter! I hope to see each of you at one of our live events and if there is any way I can help you just let me know at! If you are not a member of AGA, or have let your renewal lapse and are interested in joining go to the AGA website and click on join or renew. Also, in February, AGA and our Chapter will hold its annual election of officers. If you are interested in running for a position, please email me.


Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter and AGA!


Charles W. Hester, President

AGA Phoenix Chapter

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