50 Under 40: Emerging Leaders in the Government of Guam announced


The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter says it’s pleased to present the 50 UNDER 40: Emerging Leaders in the Government of Guam. This publication highlights the biographies of 50 outstanding Government of Guam employees 40 years or younger. This project was undertaken as part of the AGA Guam Chapter’s 50th anniversary activities. The goal is to highlight the future of our island’s government by featuring younger employees that have made an impact in their respective organizations or communities.

Congratulations to all the nominees. We received numerous nominations from all three branches of government, which made it difficult to decide who would be featured. My unequivocal message is we searched everywhere in the government for all types of professionals to showcase as our future leaders, we hope that they will continue to shine and lead the accountability challenge that our citizens desire,” stated Pilar Pangelinan, AGA Guam Chapter President.

The 50 honorees were selected based on being a current, full-time GovGuam employee with at least five years of work experience by the end of 2020. They must have also been 40 years or younger as of December 2020 and demonstrated the skills to be an outstanding leader and shown commitment to improving government operations. Each of these 50 individuals were identified by senior management, elected and appointed officials, managers, supervisors, and their peers as having the drive and dedication to advance government accountability on our island.

This is our second publication that highlights the up-and-coming leaders on our island, with the first one being issued in 2015.  The future is exciting knowing we have so many individuals committed to making our island a better place.  It was certainly a pleasure working on this project and we look forward to the continued contributions from all our honorees,” stated Vincent Duenas, AGA Guam Chapter 50th Anniversary Chairperson and Past President.

The biographies of the 50 GovGuam employees can be viewed online at http://aga.guam.net or https://issuu.com/agaguamchapter/docs/50_under_40_-_emerging_leaders_in_the_government_o.

(News release from the Association of Government Accountants)