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Why Government Finance? - Episode 16 with Linda Dalton, Accounting Manager, Village of Woodridge
Join us for the last episode of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Linda Dalton, IGFOA Membership Committee Chair and Accounting Manager for the Village of Woodridge as she shares how her service in different leadership roles has allowed her to give back to the profession. Listen as Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Linda for this conversation.
06:20
July 07, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 15 with Christina Coyle, Finance Director, Village of Glen Ellyn
Join us for Episode 15 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Christina Coyle, IGFOA Technical Accounting Review Committee Chair and Finance Director for the Village of Glen Ellyn as she shares why she chose a career in public finance, what she finds most rewarding about being involved in the IGFOA, and the advice she would give others who are considering a career in local government finance. Listen as Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Christina for this conversation.
04:02
June 22, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 14 with Rachel Musiala, Director of Finance, Village of Hoffman Estates
Join us for Episode 14 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Rachel Musiala, IGFOA Professional Education Committee Chair and Director of Finance for the Village of Hoffman Estates as she shares how an entry level accountant position and exceptional mentorship provided the expertise needed for a successful career in local government finance. Listen as Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Rachel Musiala for this conversation.
08:26
June 15, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 13 with Lisa Heglund, Finance Director, City of Lockport
Join us for Episode 13 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Lisa Heglund, IGFOA Executive Board Chapter Representative, South Metro Chapter Board Past President and Finance Director at the City of Lockport as she shares what the biggest advantage of being involved in the IGFOA has been for her career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Lisa Heglund for this conversation.
05:09
June 08, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 12 with Sandy Evans, Finance Director, City of O'Fallon
Join us for Episode 12 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Sandy Evans, IGFOA Executive Board Chapter Representative, Downstate Chapter Board President and Finance Director at the City of O'Fallon as she shares the challenges and rewards of a career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Sandy Evans for this conversation.
07:45
May 25, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 11 with Christina Fisher, Finance Director, City of Markham
Join us for Episode 11 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Christina Fisher, IGFOA South Metro Chapter Board President and Finance Director at the City of Markham as she shares how fate led her to a career in Government Finance, and a warm welcome from the South Metro Chapter Board led to her involvement in the IGFOA. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Christina Fisher for this conversation.
06:27
May 18, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 10 with Patrice Sutton, Finance Director/CFO, Lake County
Join us for Episode 10 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Patrice Sutton, IGFOA Executive Board GFOA State Representative and Finance Director/CFO at Lake County as she shares how she balances volunteering for the IGFOA and her career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Patrice Sutton for this conversation.
08:27
May 11, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 9 with Jennifer Johnson, Administrative Services Supervisor, City of Champaign
Join us for Episode 9 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance" with Jennifer Johnson, IGFOA Executive Board Member-at-Large, Non-CFO,  Professional Education Committee, Team Leader, Past President of the Downstate Chapter Board, and Administrative Services Supervisor at the City of Champaign. Listen as Jennifer shares how a short-term position at the City of Champaign turned into a long-term career in Government Finance with the City. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Jennifer Johnson for this conversation.
08:23
May 04, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 8 with Bill Hannah, Finance Director, Village of North Aurora
Join us for Episode 8 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Bill Hannah, IGFOA Immediate Past President and Finance Director at the Village of North Aurora as he shares the challenges he faced as IGFOA President at the start of the pandemic and how IGFOA was able to shift gears and adapt to continue to serve its members. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Bill Hannah for this conversation.
15:36
April 27, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 7 with Jon Beckmann, Superintendent of Finance, Waukegan Park District
Join us for Episode 7 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance" with Jon Beckmann, IGFOA Executive Board Member-at-Large and Superintendent of Finance at the Waukegan Park District. Listen as Jon shares how an internship in the business office at his local Park District during high school was the start to his career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Jon Beckmann for this conversation.
05:36
April 20, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 6 with Nikki Larson, Finance Director, Village of Glencoe
Join us for Episode 6 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance" with Nikki Larson, IGFOA Executive Board Member-at-Large, Chair - Growth and Engagement Network, and Finance Director at the Village of Glencoe. Listen as Nikki shares how an entry level position and the encouragement and support of two mentors, led her to a successful career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Nikki Larson for this conversation.
07:09
April 13, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 5 with Elizabeth Holleb, Finance Director, City of Lake Forest
Join us for Episode 5 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance" with Elizabeth Holleb, Finance Director at the City of Lake Forest, IGFOA Treasurer and IPOPIF Board Member. Listen as Elizabeth shares how a college internship opportunity and her love for fund accounting, led her to a career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Elizabeth Holleb for this conversation.
04:17
April 06, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 4 with John Harrington, Finance Director, Village of Minooka
Join us for Episode 4 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance" with John Harrington, Finance Director at the Village of Minooka, IGFOA Secretary and South Metro Chapter Past President. Listen as John shares how he found the perfect work-life balance with a career in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with John Harrington for this conversation.
10:01
March 30, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 3 with Bill McCarty, Director of Budget & Management, City of Springfield
Join us for Episode 3 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Bill McCarty, Director of Budget & Management at the City of Springfield as he shares his expertise in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Bill McCarty for this conversation.
07:29
March 23, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 2 with Rita Trainor, Finance Director, Wheaton Park District
Join us for Episode 2 of the IGFOA series "Why Government Finance?" with Rita Trainor, Finance Director at the Wheaton Park District as she shares her expertise in Government Finance. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Rita Trainor for this conversation.
07:12
March 16, 2021
Why Government Finance? - Episode 1 with Kevin Wachtel, Finance Director, Village of Orland Park
Join us for the premiere of IGFOA's first Podcast series, "Why Government Finance?" with Kevin Wachtel, Finance Director at the Village of Orland Park as he shares his expertise in Government Finance and his plans as IGFOA President. Dave Jelonek, Partner at GW & Associates, PC and IGFOA Sustaining Partner sits down with Kevin Wachtel for this conversation.
06:36
March 04, 2021