Welcome to the AGA
St. Louis Chapter

Association of Government Accountants

Welcome to the St Louis Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants! Our chapter has around 60 members from Federal, State and Local governments and private companies. We hope you find our website helpful. read more


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President's Message

Dear Members, Collogues, and Sponsors,

It is our hopes that this newsletters find you and your families well. As the new AGA St Louis Chapter year is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being part of our chapter this year. As we pass the half way point within the fiscal year I know things are going to get every busy. So I wanted to reach out prior to going into the final fiscal year months to let you know we appreciate the support each of you have given and hope that you will continue to be part of the AGA St Louis Chapter. AGA has updated our name, mission and logo:

Our mission: AGA is a professional association advancing accountability, transparency and leadership by promoting education, certification, innovation and collaboration across all levels of government and to stakeholders.

Our values: AGA's core values include: Service, Accountability, Integrity and Leadership.

  • Advance sound financial practices, accountability, transparency and excellence in government
  • Grow, learn, excel and engage through a network of likeminded professionals and leaders
  • Accelerate professional careers through learning opportunities and the opportunity to earn a unique credential - the Certified Government Financial Manager, the only credential developed solely with the government financial professional in mind.

Founded in 1950, AGA is the association that connects and empowers financial related professionals and students who support government, from financial management to IT, human resources, cybersecurity and more, to advance good government initiatives, grow their expertise and accelerate their careers. AGA remains at the forefront of emerging issues and innovation — driving excellence and transparency in government accountability.

What’s being going on in 2021-2022 this 2nd Quarter:

This past month AGA St Louis Chapter teamed up with ASCM Land of Lincoln Chapter to bring you several Lunch, Learn, and Earn (LLE) events. If you have not received your CPE credit please let me know so we can correct that to Cynthia.Cooper@usda.gov.

Thank you to each of our special speakers!!!

  • Capt Vincent Coletti from UNTRANSCOM and sharing his experience working with MPF-11, Special Ops funding.
  • Mr. Ron Steinkamp who provided an overview of what Fraud Risk Assessments should include and the current impact, the importance of policies, controls, and process to be proactive rather than reactive.
  • Ms. Kathleen Brennenstuhl as the Women’s History Month speaker. Sharing her foundational knowledge and the importance of investing in yourself by learning more about the organization you serve. Thank you for allowing us to give shot outs to those who have mentored us.

The next LLE is May 18th with John McLain from Ernst & Young, more information to come!

What’s to come in 2022-2023:

Here is some additional insight into next year's plan: we are teaming up with NGA Chapter to have a joint PDT, and will have additional sponsors to support our Lunch Learn and Earn (LLE) activities that provide you with free CPEs. Volunteer events with Urban Harvest FOOD ROOF Farm at 1335 Convention Plaza every Saturday starting in June from between 9 am-1130am through October! That's correct; you pick which Saturday you would like to help out!

Seeking Board Members for 2022-2023:

As this year for St Louis Chapter comes to a close we are seeking board members, in order to be a board member you should be a current AGA St Louis Chapter member and the desire to serve others. We are currently seeking a Treasure, Director of Community Service, Incumbent President, Director of Membership, and Director of Social Media. No matter what your level of experience from students to 50 year veterans in industry we welcome all to be part of the board! Board member service starts June 1st, 2022 to June 1st, 2023. Participation in board meetings and the responsibilities as the position requires.

Seeking Sponsors for 2022-2023:

Would like to extend an invite to those who would like to sponsor AGA St Louis Chapter in the upcoming year. We are seeking sponsors who would like to host lunch learn and earn events, take part in next years PDT with a learning session, or have a table, or able to provide funds that would allow us to have networking events and support t-shirts for our volunteer groups! If you or you know someone who would like to sponsor AGA St Louis please share this newsletter! AGA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to AGA are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Membership dues are not considered contributions. To learn more about AGA: https://www.agacgfm.org/About/Strategic-Goals.aspx.

Cynthia Cooper, MBA

AGA St Louis Chapter President 2021-2022


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Our chapter would like to especially thank our corporate sponsors for their generous support and commitment to our group and government accountability.


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