RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) recently named RSM Boston partner Ernie Almonte as president of the national Association for 2019-2020.
AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals. The group leads and encourages change that benefits the field and all citizens. Training events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers in the public sector. Members work in government financial management across sectors and worldwide, and are focused on increasing government financial performance and accountability.
As president of the AGA, Almonte is responsible for supporting the organization’s mission of advancing accountability, transparency and leadership by promoting education, certification, innovation and collaboration across all levels of government and stakeholders. Almonte will be responsible for providing leadership to the national governing board (NGB), facilitating the NGB’s role in strategic planning, directing the NGB’s efforts in identifying and addressing emerging issues, helping guide and mediate board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns, acting as a national spokesperson for the Association. During his term, Almonte will continue to educate government professionals about how to maximize technology innovations, such as data analytics. He’ll also harness diversity and inclusion efforts across agencies.
“We’re incredibly proud of Ernie as he assumes this important role with the AGA,” said Bob Feldman, state and local government national industry leader with RSM US LLP. “As president, Ernie will continue the bright legacy of the AGA, leveraging RSM’s deep commercial industry knowledge and his leadership experience to bring innovative thinking and local collaboration to the AGA global member community.”
“I’m excited about my term as president of the AGA,” said Almonte. “This role provides me with a unique opportunity to shape association policies together with chapter members while sharing my own knowledge and understanding of key issues important to government financial institutions – all with the goal of continuous improvement for the each of us as professionals that benefit the taxpayer community.”
AGA’s national president serves a one-year term, and chairs the organization’s national governing board.
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