ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of Government Accountants (AGA), the member organization for public sector financial management professionals, has elected Grant Thornton Principal Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP, to the role of national president-elect. Morton-Huddleston takes office on the AGA National Governing Board for a two-year term, first as national president-elect, effective July 1, 2019, and then as national president, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. In her leadership roles, she will represent AGA’s 96 chapters and more than 14,250 members across the United States.
Morton-Huddleston has more than 20 years of experience working with a diverse portfolio of clients, including public sector – federal, state and local government – and not-for-profit institutions. She specializes in business advisory consulting in enterprise risk management, financial management, strategic planning, grants management and business process optimization.
“We’re proud to see Wendy assume this leadership position on the National Governing Board of AGA, which shares Grant Thornton’s commitment to improving government performance and accountability and achieving mission success,” said Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice. “Her leadership experience makes her a natural fit to advance the important work of AGA.”
Morton-Huddleston served as president of the 2,200-member Washington, D.C., chapter of AGA from 2016-2017. She is currently the chair of the AGA National Council of Chapters. She is also a United Way National Capital Area (NCA) board member and an executive sponsor for the Women at Grant Thornton and African-American and Allies business resource groups, as well as an ally for Equality GT.
“AGA is fortunate to have Wendy in this important leadership role that is so critical to our success,” said AGA CEO Ann Ebberts. “She has energy, drive and a great attitude — all of which will help advance accountability, transparency and leadership in the government financial management field. We here at the AGA National office look forward to working with Wendy. Her service is genuinely appreciated.”
Morton-Huddleston earned a master’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in finance from Norfolk State University. She also holds an executive leadership certificate in organizational leadership from Cornell University.
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