Strategic Goals


Publication: 2013-05-22



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Association of Government Accountants



  • Relmond P. Van Daniker, DBA, CPAAGA's Executive Director -- Van Daniker has worked in the government financial management field for 30 years, including 26 years with associations. Since 2003, he has served as the executive director of AGA. Prior to this, he spent 18 years as the Executive Director of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT). Van Daniker is a past national president of the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) and was a professor of accounting at the University of Kentucky for more than 30 years. He spent three years as assistant director with the Cost Accounting Standards Board and chaired a task force to develop and implement a new statewide accounting system for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Van Daniker was also the principal investigator for the National Science Foundation grant to develop generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state governments. He is a frequent contributor to financial management industry professional journals and is the co-author of 10 books and monographs. Van Daniker received AGA's Author Award in 1983, and the AGA National President's Award in 2001. A native of Baltimore, Van Daniker received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Loyola College, an MBA in finance and a DBA in accounting from the University of Maryland. He is a member of AGA and the AICPA.

  • Evelyn A. Brown, CGFM-RetiredAGA's 2012-2013 National President -- Brown serves as AGA's 2012-2013 National President and chair of the National Executive Committee. With more than 34 years of government financial management experience, Brown retired as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in September 2006. In the DCFO role, she directed the OPM's day-to-day financial management, including budgeting, accounting, information systems and financial reporting. As DCFO she worked with the Chief Financial Officers Council to improve federal financial management throughout government. Prior to joining OPM, Brown was the Chief Executive Officer for the National Archives Trust Fund (NATF) where she directed the investment strategy and portfolio, user fees, and overall polices and procedures. After retiring from federal service, she has worked on special projects as a financial management consultant for Suss Consulting, and has worked with both Deloitte and IBM. She has been active in AGA on the chapter, regional, and national levels. She is a past national treasurer, past Chapter President of the Washington D.C. Chapter and ended her second term in 2011as Regional Coordinator for Chapter Development and Assistance for the Capital Region. She has served on the National Executive Committee and numerous other committees in AGA. Her community service activities include a 14 year stint with the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. She also served as an instructor and counselor for the Department of Commerce's Small Business Development Program assisting minority businesses in the DC area. She has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans and Atlanta and is currently active in the mentoring and Early Careers Program for the Capital Region. She continues to be active in Executive Women in Government (EWG) and is completing her fifth term as Treasurer of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), an organization that links more than 35,000 businesses, professional and entrepreneurial women and their associations in order to provide a global voice for women's advancement. Brown graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. She is also an alumna of the Federal Executives Institute. Brown's professional memberships include EWG, TIAW, as well as AGA.