Board of Directors

MDGFOA has an exceptional team of volunteer Officers, Directors, Standing Committee Chairs, and Educators who are diligent in assuring that all MDGFOA members and associates experience the best services all year.


Rob Burk, President
Carroll County Public Schools
Westminster, Maryland
Eric Jackson, Past President
Chief of Treasury
Charles County Government
LaPlata, Maryland
Diane Fox, Treasurer
Director of Treasury
Frederick County Government
Frederick, Maryland


Stephen McGibbon, President-Elect
Director of Finance
Prince George's County Government
Largo, Maryland
Rafiu Ighile, Secretary
Director of Finance
Howard County Government
Ellicott City, MD


Tim Hayden- State
Maryland Department of Transportation
Hanover, Maryland

Vacant- Southern
Director of Finance
Town of LaPlata
LaPlata, Maryland

Jennell Rogers- At Large
Chief, Bureau of Treasury Management
City of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Janice Hartman - Municipalities
Director of Finance
City of Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Tammy Kennedy-Nichols- Associate
Senior Vice President, Director
Public Sector Banking, Global Banking & Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bill Early- Associate
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Edward Leiter- Central
Financial Analyst II
Carroll County Public Library
New Windsor, Maryland

Daniel Fox- Eastern
Accounting Assistant III
County Commissioners of Caroline County
Denton, MD

Michael Walther - At Large
Senior Fiscal & Policy Analyst
Baltimore County Auditor's Office
Baltimore, MD

Letitia Caroline-Powell- At-Large
Laurel, Maryland

Christina Osborne- Associate
Vice President
Government Banking
M&T Bank
Lisa Sesny - GFOA Representative
Accountant/ Audit Specialist

Montgomery County Government
Vacant- Washington Metro
Corporate Budget Manager
Riverdale, Maryland
Katie Barkdoll- Western
Budget Director
City of Frederick
Frederick, Maryland
Courtenay Desabaye- Public Education
Special Assistant to the CFO in Office of the CFO
Baltimore City Public School System
Baltimore, Maryland

Caroline Sturgis - County
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Montgomery County Office of the County Executive
Rockville, MD


Jennifer Diercksen- Associate
First Vice President
Public Finance
Davenport & Company LLC

Dawn Mitchell Parks- Delaware
Finance Director
Town of Ocean View, DE

Executive Staff

Mike Walther- Program Co-Chair
Senior Fiscal & Policy Analyst
Baltimore County Auditor's Office
Towson, Maryland
Alex Strate- Program Co-Chair
Senior Auditor
Baltimore County Public Schools
Towson, Maryland

Standing Committees

Dawn Mitchell Parks- By-Laws

Eric Jackson - Long Range Planning

Christina Osborne- Membership

Tammy Kennedy-Nichols- Partnerships

Ed Leiter - Communications

Jennifer Diercksen- Education/Continuing Prof.

Eric Jackson- Nominating Committee

Eric Jackson - Lloyd Jones Scholarship

Affinity Group Chairs

Investment and Treasury Management

Tim Hayden, Co-Chair

Robert Burk, Co-Chair

Budget and Fiscal Policy

Letitia Carolina-Powell, Co-Chair

Robbie Sandlass, Co-Chair


Anton Voinov, Co-Chair

Jennell Rogers, Co-Chair

GASB Affinity Group

Bill Early, Chair


Marty Jacobs, Chair

Tax / Revenue

Eric Jackson, Co-Chair

Daniel Lewis, Co-Chair


Rafiu Ighile, Chair

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