AGA Guam Chapter Gets National Award

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Guam – The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter recently received national recognition for its outstanding service and contributions to the community and its members during the Program Year 2012-2013 at the 62nd Annual AGA National Professional Development Conference in Dallas, Texas in mid-July.

Jason Katigbak, Immediate-Past President during the program year for which the awards were received, was in attendance along with other AGA Guam members as the Guam Chapter received the following awards:

Chapter Recognition Award, Platinum Level: under the leadership of Immediate-Past President Jason Katigbak, CPA, CIA, CFE, CGMA, the Guam Chapter achieved the Platinum Level in recognition of its outstanding efforts to uphold the AGA’s mission.

Chapter Service Award: Jose Guevara III, CGFM, received this award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the AGA Guam Chapter in his different leadership roles as Past-President, CGFM Regional Coordinator, and CGFM and Community Service Chairperson over the past several years.

[L-R:  Jojo Guevara III, AGA Guam CGFM Chairperson; Yuka Hechanova, AGA Guam Treasurer; Evelyn Brown, AGA National Immediate Past President, and Jason Katigbak, AGA Guam Immediate Past President at the Awards Ceremony at the National Professional Development Conference in Texas.]

Chapter Education Award: under the leadership of the Chairperson for the Education Committee Rodalyn Gerardo, CGFM, CPA, CGAP, CIA, and her Co-Chairperson Jason Katigbak, the Guam Chapter received this award in recognition of its outstanding job in providing educational programs to its members and other accountability professions.

Community Service Award: under the leadership of the Chairperson of the Community Service Committee Ariana Villaverde and her Co-Chairperson Josephine Villanueva, CPA, CGFM, the Guam Chapter received this award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to community service.

Chapter CGFM Award: under the leadership of the Chairperson of the CGFM Committee Jose Guevara III and his Co-Chairperson Frances Danielli, CGFM, the Guam Chapter received this award in recognition of its outstanding job in promoting the CGFM program to its members and other accountability professionals and their communities.

Academic Full-Time Graduate Scholarship: for the second year in a row, Artemio “Ricky” Hernandez was one of two individuals awarded nation-wide to receive the AGA National Scholarship toward his doctoral studies.

“I want to express my deepest thanks and congratulations to our Chapter Executive Committee for the Guam Chapter for their continued hard work and dedication,” stated Katigbak. “Without the leadership and professionalism of our chapter leaders as well as our members, the accomplishments achieved this year would not have been possible. The AGA Guam Chapter will continue to provide its members as well as the community at-large with opportunities to advance government accountability.”