Partners' Forum

Advise the Executive Board, as requested, on matters pertaining to Partner Program, Associate members' dues, benefits, and participation in the Annual Conference and other training events.  Also assists with retention of Partners and Indivual members and outreach to potential members.     


  1. Michelle Binns Michelle Binns, Member PFM , Senior Managing Consultant
  2. Jessica Curran Jessica Curran, Member Fifth Third Bank, Vice President, Government Banking
  3. Susannah B Filipovic Susannah B Filipovic, Member Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Manager
  4. Stephan Roberts Stephan Roberts, Member BAIRD, Director
  5. Erik Stoltz Erik Stoltz, Member PMA Financial Network, LLC, Institutional Sales Manager
  6. Susan Wade Susan Wade, Member First Midwest Bank
  7. William J Sarb William J Sarb, Chairperson RSM US LLP, Senior Manager
  8. Elizabeth S Beaty Elizabeth S Beaty, Staff Illinois GFOA, Senior Association Manager
  9. Diane Gillian Lantz Diane Gillian Lantz, Staff Illinois GFOA, IGFOA Executive Director
  10. Ruth Limpers Ruth Limpers, Staff Illinois GFOA

PurposeThe purpose of the IGFOA Partners' Forum is to advise the Executive Board, as requested, on matters pertaining to:

  • Partner program benefits and fees
  • Associate membership dues,
  • Associate membership benefits,
  • Partner participation in the Annual Conference and other training events, 
  • Retention of Parnters and Associate members,
  • Outreach to potential Partners, and
  • Other matters the Executive Board may request advice and input on from time to time.

The Partner Forum will also coordinate and act to carry out specific tasks and projects as assigned by the Executive Board.

Chair: The Partner Representative to the Executive Board chairs the Partners' Forum.

Members: The Partner Forum will consist of six Partners in good standing, plus the Partner Representative to the Executive Board. Members will be appointed by the IGFOA President and serve at the President’s discretion. Each member will be from a different firm. 

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