Algappan Subramanian, finance manager of the Reves Center for International Studies, has been elected 2012 – 2013 president of the Richmond chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
The AGA is a national organization devoted to “supporting the careers and professional development of government finance professionals who work in federal, state and local governments as well as the private sector and academia.” Subramanian has been a member since 2009.
The Richmond chapter is dedicated to serving the public through the various levels of government and the private sector, as well as to members working together across disciplines to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities to more efficiently provide such service.
Subramanian views his upcoming presidency as an opportunity to support his peers.
“Most of the members are established professionals, working mothers and fathers, who are continually improving themselves," he says. "To serve such a group that has members from very high positions at the state and federal level is a privilege.”
As president of the Richmond AGA, Subramanian will be responsible for marketing the AGA vision, promoting the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification, creating thought leaders and networking opportunities, promoting continued education through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit courses, and enabling collaborations between financial and accounting professionals.
“To be elected by the Executive Committee is very humbling,” says Subramanian. “After all, it includes past presidents who are volunteering their time to an organization that they worked hard to build. I have benefited greatly from the Executive Committee officers in the past and I personally felt it was time for me to give back in some way. Becoming President of the Richmond chapter of the AGA will allow me to answer this call.”