Being the Change: A Conversation with AGA Greater Chicago Chapter on Voice America's Empowerment Channel

Collaborative innovation by bursting myths and building bridges, one community at a time with Government-Business-University partnership: Understand how one local organization is driving accountability, responsible governance, transparency and stewardship to shape their own path.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2018 -- A capitalist democracy requires strong businesses in the presence of a resilient government, working together, for their mutual stakeholder community. Such a community could be sustained only when colleges and universities engage in education that grooms the next generation of responsible stewards of both government and business. While it is natural for citizens to demand change, not many step-up to the plate and volunteer to be the change. Change agents emerge to drive positive social progress through responsible governance, transparency and stewardship by being accountable to their family, community and organization.

"Because we understand that the lives we sustain are our own, we call upon you and your organization to come join us in this worthy mission" states the message from the founding president, AGA Greater Chicago Chapter. "Career Development, Continuing Professional Education, Professional Networking, Leadership Development, Community Service, Student Internships, Student Scholarships and so much more will be incorporated in this chapter as we work together to shape our much needed change. Come join us on January 11th between 6:00 and 7:30 PM at the Bensenville Fire House in the Greater Chicago Area and become part of a movement!" is the call to action expressed. Embracing the organizational mission of "Transforming government accountability through collaborative leadership and innovation to build a sustained community of Public-Private-University Partnership for our shared prosperity", the AGA Greater Chicago Chapter focuses on a "virtuous cycle of Learn-Lead-Leave a Legacy" in its efforts of leading though service.

"Accountability stems from leadership and responsible stewardship. There can be no accountability in the absence of transparency. The elements of accountability, stewardship, transparency and responsible governance at all levels need to be embedded in the DNA of an organizational culture for the organization to embody authenticity and integrity." stated Dr. Kas Henry, Host of "Unleash Your Inner Goldilocks: How to Get It Just Right", Voice America, Empowerment Channel. "Absence of integrity and authenticity will fail to breed trust".

Kyle O'Rourke, MPA, CIA, CGAP, is a Consulting Manager with Baker Tilly's State and Local Government Consulting Team. Kyle serves as a lead analyst and consultant on projects aimed optimizing the use of government resources – financial, human capital, and technology. Della Hernandez, MBA, is an audit and accounting professional with public and private sector work experience. She currently serves as a Field Auditor for the Office of the Cook County Auditor. Wanda Kuprianczyk, MPS, is an experienced veteran Emergency Management Service Leader in the Chicago Fire Department, battle tested in a complex city emergency management and medical service.

Tune into the upcoming episode titled "Public-Private Partnership for Accountability & Transparency", on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 2 PM Pacific time to listen to insights from the conversation with the AGA Greater Chicago Chapter and listen to it on-demand at your leisure at https://www.voiceamerica.com/promo/episode/104529.

If you like what you hear, visit https://www.agacgfm.org/Chapters/GreaterChicago/Media-and-News.aspx for additional episodes to learn more about the organization's approach and apply the ideas to shape your own communities.

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