A Message from the President:

Dear Members & Friends,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and staying safe, as always! I would like to welcome you all to the 2021-2022 program year with, hopefully, some in-person events. I am so happy to be serving as Chapter President and ready to meet the needs of all of our members. I would like to congratulate Jessica Donoher (Lippincott) on a successful year as President and a job well done on navigating a particularly difficult year due to the pandemic. This congratulations also goes out to the entire 2020-2021 Chapter Executive Committee on their dedication to making all of our virtual events as seamless as can be.

Additionally, I’d like to take this time to reflect on the very successful and informative virtual AGA National Professional Development Training (PDT) that was held from July 19th to July 21st. We had a number of current board members attend and I think they would all agree that it was a wonderful virtual event. Jessica Donoher, Kiersten Kokotajlo, and I each had the opportunity and honor of presenting at PDT during the Young Professionals Session. I’d like to congratulate Jennifer Dougherty on being a 2021 Young Professional Training Scholarship Recipient. I would also like to say a huge congratulations again to the 2020-2021 Chapter Executive Committee and the Trenton Chapter as a whole on earning Platinum Level in Nationals Achievements in Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards. This is a huge accomplishment and we should all be very proud!

As Chapter President this year, I would love to get back to in-person events, safely, of course. As things progress in the next few months, we, as a board, will make the decisions as to whether we can get back to our regular in-person events. If these do not pan out, we will make sure to continue to provide our members with exceptional virtual events.

For those of you that I have not had the chance to meet yet, I am a graduate of Monmouth University and have worked for the New Jersey Office of the State Auditor for the past 7 years. I enjoy spending my free time reading on the beach, going to the gym, and walking my dog, Oliver. I really hope that I will get a chance to meet you all in-person in the near future. In the meantime, know that I am always available for anything that you may need during this program year.


My very best,

Meghan Ellis

Trenton Chapter President