Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Chief Operating Officer Shannon R. Chessman will take on a top leadership role with the distinguished Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), the leading organization for more than 2,800 government finance professionals across Florida.
Chessman was elected this month to serve as the association’s secretary/treasurer, a position she will hold for the first year of her three-year term. In her second year, Chessman will serve as the association’s president-elect. She will become the FGFOA’s president in 2021, and will serve the final year of her term in that role.
Chessman is a certified public accountant and a certified government finance officer who has spent more than two decades working in the public sector. She will begin her term with the FGFOA on June 11.
“It is truly an honor to serve such an esteemed group of professionals who share my dedication to excellence in government finance,” Chessman said. “I am excited to help lead our association as we work to promote the importance of financial management throughout our state and develop training and educational opportunities for our members.”
The FGFOA was founded in 1937 and serves more than 2,800 professionals from state, county and city governments; school districts, colleges and universities; special districts; and private firms. It is the leading statewide association on government finance and provides educational programs and training opportunities to ensure uniform standards and policies in financial management throughout Florida.
“Shannon’s passion for government finance and policy expertise will be a tremendous resource for both FGFOA and the citizens of Florida,” Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock said. “She is an incredible advocate for the state’s taxpayers and has dedicated her career to promoting excellence in state and local financial management.”
Chessman has served on FGFOA’s board of directors for six years. She previously served as the president of the association’s Palm Beach County chapter.