Anna H. Mendiola has been the President and Chief Executive officer of the FSM Development Bank (FSMDB) since March 2001. Prior to her current appointment, she served as Chief Financial Officer of the FSMDB for one year. From 1986 to 2000, Ms. Mendiola held various high-level positions with the FSM National Government and Pohnpei State Government ranging from Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance to Director of Treasury and Administration.
Nicki M. Miller is the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG). She has over 25 years of experience as an auditor, and has led audits, inspections, and evaluations related to contracting and grants, as well as efficiencies in DOI programs.
Prior to joining the DOI OIG, Nicki was an auditor at the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of State. Nicki is certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science in accounting from George Mason University.
Jason Mitchell is the Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of American Samoa. His focus areas include administrative law, public health, and public safety. Prior to joining the governor's office, he was an Assistant Attorney General in American Samoa, a prosecutor in Georgia, and an Assistant Counsel for the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Dr. William "Billy" Morehead, CGFM, CPA is a Professor of Accountancy at Mississippi College teaching primarily Governmental, Advanced, Accounting Information Systems, and Data Analytics classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A long-time member of the Jackson AGA chapter, Billy has served AGA in numerous roles at the chapter level, including Chapter President, and at the national level, including Chairs of the Journal Board and Higher Education Committee, National Treasurer, and National President. Billy is also a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Dr. Mark Morgan is a Professor of Accounting at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Guam in Mangilao, GU. He holds the professional designations of Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He was a Past President of the Central Mississippi Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Rizalito Paglingayen, CPA is an Assurance Senior Manager with over 11 years of experience in public accounting in Guam. He also serves as the EY trainer for Guam and Saipan on technical and audit matters and teaches at EY’s annual National Public Sector/Not-For-Profit Conference.
Mr. Patrick was appointed on January 11th, 2011 as the 4th Auditor-General of the Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). As Auditor-General, he is responsible for auditing and/or supervising the audit of all public funds and accounts of the Marshall Islands including those of all departments or offices of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government and of any public corporation or other statutory constituted under the law of the Marshall Islands.
Chris Pembrook, MBA, CGAP, CPA, CRFAC is a Shareholder at Crawford & Associates, P.C., in Oklahoma City. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System and the Deputy Director of the Local Government & Special Services Division of the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector’s Office. He is currently serving as a committee member of the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel and the Oklahoma Society of CPA's Government Accounting & Auditing Committee. He also was selected to serve on the joint COSO-ACFE Task Force for the development of the group’s Fraud Risk Management Guide.
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.