Program and schedule


 2018 Professional Development Training

July 22–25 | Orlando, Fla. or virtual | 24 CPEs

AGA’s premier training and networking event

Registration & fees

  Online Email/mail
AGA member
(by June 29)
$875 $900
(by June 29)
$1,075 $1,100
view the 2017 agenda
attend in person
attend virtually
notify me when the agenda is ready

The 2018 PDT agenda is still in progress. Please visit the 2018 PDT schedule-at-a-glance or view the 2017 PDT agenda for reference. 

2018 PDT schedule at a glance

Please note: Virtual participants will not be able to select sessions to attend. All live-stream sessions will be preselected by AGA based on industry trend topics. 


National award ceremonies

Throughout the training, AGA will recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to both the association and the government financial management profession it serves. A complete listing of the awards as well as a presentation schedule will be posted to our website as we get closer to the training. The program is still being developed; please check back later to view speaker biographies.


PowerPoint presentations

Registered attendees receive an email providing a link to the PowerPoint presentations approximately two weeks before the training. This page is updated on an ongoing basis to include new presentations as they are received. Any presentations made available to us will be posted on an ongoing basis. Please note that not all speakers use PowerPoint and/or do not provide copies of their presentation to AGA. We do not require speakers to use or provide their PowerPoint presentations.



Technical Committee co-chairs

Federal sector:
Honorable David L. Norquist, CGFM

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer

State sector:
Sherrill F. Norman, CPA

State of Florida Auditor General   

Private sector:
Antoine (Tony) Elachkar, CGFM, CPA, CGMA

Managing Director, PwC 


Technical Committee members

Beryl H. Davis, CGFM,CPA    
Director, Financial Management and Assurance, GAO

Barbara Ann Bail, CGFM, CDFM    
Staff Accountant, DLA-J85-FRR

Sonja C. Rimmer
Transportation, Lyft

Megan L. Gaillard, CGFM    
Audit Manager, Palm Beach County - OIG

Lawrence Capuder    
Managing Partner    

Godwin Onyema Ndukwe, Sr., MBA, CBM    
Senior Agent - Int'l Tech Specialist, Internal Revenue Service

Demetric Williams    
USDA Rural Development

Linda Hamel    
Supervisory Accountant, USDA NFAOC

Dorothy Margaret Walsh, CPA    
Supervisor, MA Office of the State Auditor

Suzanne M. Bump    
State Auditor, MA Office of State Auditor

William J. Bell    
CFO, MA Department of Education

David A. LeBlanc, CGFM, CFS        

Benjamin R. Howe    
Senior Management Analyst, Dept. of Veterans Affairs - OIG

Ali Chemkhi    
Systems Accountant, County of San Bernardino

Charles W. Hester, Sr., CGFM, CPA, CFE    

Sefton Boyars, CGFM    

Doug Criscitello    
Executive Director, MIT Center for Finance and Policy

Mary E. Peterman, MPA, CGFM, CPA    
Deputy Director, Financial Management, DHS - OCFO

Raquenel Jackson, CGFM    
Accountant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Christopher S. Paslawski    
Budget Analyst, U.S. Department of the Army

Reed V. Waller    
Assistant Director, Financial Mgmt. Initiatives, Department of Justice

Catherine X. Gao, CGFM    
Auditor, GSA OIG

Keila R. Hill    
Accountant, USPTO

John L. Roland, Jr., CGFM, PMP    
Vice President, MIL Corporation

Karin M. Dasuki, CGFM, CPA    
Deputy Director, Dept. of Energy

Paul Lionikis    
Strategic Agency Relations Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Carol J. Chandler, CGFM    
Financial Management Analyst, DoS

Teresa Grancorvitz    
Deputy Office Head, National Science Foundation

Tim Gribben, CPA    
CFO and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, Small Business Administration

Wendy M. Payne, MPA, CGFM, CPA    
Executive Director, FASAB

Ronald E. Crupi, CGFM,CICA    
Independent Consultant    

Kim Farington, CPA    
Chief Financial Officer, FirstNet

Anthony P. Scardino, CGFM    
Deputy Undersecretary and Deputy Director (Acting), U.S. PTO

Chidilim Okonkwo, CGFM    
Systems Accountant, NASA Headquarters

Robert Joseph Tuccillo
CFO, Federal Transit Administration

Alaleh Jenkins, CPA, CDFM    
Assistant DCFO, Dept. of Defense

Kevin T. Greer, CGFM, CPA, CDFM, PMP    
Vice President, CGI Federal

Laura E. Durback, CGFM    
Team Lead, DoD

Kelli Davis, CGFM    
Accountant, DHS

Edward L. Blansitt, MBA,CGFM,CPA    
Inspector General, Montgomery County MD

Doreen Suzann Shute, CGFM, CPA    
Managing Principal Industry, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Thalia J. Melendez    
Director of Audit Services, NYS Education Department

Deborah Loveless, CGFM, CPA    
Director, State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Division of State Audit

Tim C. Baker, CICA    
Financial Management, State of Nebraska

Cynthia T. Osga, CGFM    
Audit Specialist, State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services

Maribeth McCarthy    
Vice President, Mastercard

Nathan Orien
Manager, KPMG LLP