About AGA


Per its bylaws, AGA is governed by a 17-member National Governing Board (NGB), made up of volunteer member leaders. Many members also take on leadership roles within the national organization through boards and committees that address certain issues or perform specific tasks, such as the FMSB or Journal Editorial Board.

AGA's National President

AGA’s national president serves a one-year term and chairs the NGB. Our 2021–2022 president is Gerry Boaz, CPA, CGFM, CGMA.

Gerry has been with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, since January 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He was a Legislative State Auditor for five years before becoming State Audit’s Technical Manager.  As a Legislative State Auditor, he served as an audit in-charge for three of the five years primarily on college and university audits.  As the Technical Manager, he is primarily responsible for monitoring GASB, FASB, AICPA, OMB, and GAO accounting, auditing, and compliance standards relating to financial statement and financial-related audits. He reviews financial statement audits for adherence to the above principles and standards, as well as to AICPA and GAO auditing standards.  He is responsible for responding to all due process documents of the above standard setters, as applicable.  He serves as a representative of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) by observing and writing an account of the GASB meetings.

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Ann_Ebberts Ann M. Ebberts, M.S., PMP, joined AGA as CEO in October 2014. She has more than 30 years' management consulting experience with the federal government in financial management, financial process improvement, program evaluation and shared services. She also provided project management and advisory support services for the implementation of accounting, acquisition, travel and grant management systems.

Ebberts manages a staff of more than 20 people in Alexandria, Virginia, to accomplish the strategic goals of the NGB. AGA staff develops educational and networking events to inform members and interested parties of current legislation and key initiatives impacting the financial management community. The national office staff works closely with members as they join, become leaders in chapters, pursue certification, and attend education and training events, and they work with government officials in search of guidance on increasing accountability and transparency.

AGA offers a variety of leadership positions at the chapter and national levels. Learn more about our leadership structure and the nominations process.