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.


Stephen McGibbon, President
Director of Finance
Prince George's County Government
Largo, MD
Rob Burk, Past President
Carroll County Public Schools
Westminster, MD
Rafiu Ighile, Treasurer
Director of Finance
Howard County Government
Ellicott City, MD


Diane Fox, President-Elect
Director of Treasury
Frederick County Government
Frederick, MD
VACANT, Secretary


Jonathan Martin - State
Chief Deputy Treasurer
State of Maryland
Annapolis, MD


Brian Schenck - Southern
Financial Operations Supervisor
Anne Arundel County, Office of Finance
Annapolis, MD

Jennell Rogers - At Large
Chief, Bureau of Treasury Management
City of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Janice Hartman - Municipalities
Director of Finance
City of Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, MD
William Seymour - Associate
 Founding partner at SB & Company, LLC
Bill Early - Associate
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Baltimore, MD


Angela M. Price - Central
Deputy Director of Finance
Howard County Government
Ellicott City, MD

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 Carolina-Powell - At-Large
Chief Financial Officer
WSSC Water
Laurel, MD
Christina Osborne - Associate
Vice President
Government Banking
M&T Bank
Lisa Sesny - GFOA Representative
Accountant Auditor Supervisor

Montgomery County Government
Rockville, MD
John Martin - State Agency
 Chief Deputy Treasurer
Maryland State Treasurer's Office
Linda Allen - Washington Metro
Deputy Director of Finance
Prince George's County Government
Largo, MD
Katie Barkdoll - Western
Budget Director
City of Frederick
Frederick, MD
Courtenay Desabaye - Public Education
Special Assistant to the CFO in Office of the CFO
Baltimore City Public School System
Baltimore, MD

Robert Preston - County
Deputy Director
Office of Budget and Finance, Baltimore County Maryland Government
Towson, 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, MD
Alex Strate - Program Co-Chair
Senior Auditor
Baltimore County Public Schools
Towson, MD

Standing Committees

Dawn Mitchell Parks - By-Laws

Eric Jackson - Long Range Planning

Christina Osborne - Membership

Jennifer Diercksen - Partnerships

Linda Allen - 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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