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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001


1999-2000 Chapter Officer Ballot

    As provided for in the Chapter Constitution, a ballot for election of officers was distributed a the regular luncheon meeting in April. Results will be announced at May Luncheon meeting.  In addition to Chapter President, Secretary, and Treasurer (one year terms of office), Service Assistant Secretaries (two year terms) will be elected. [Names are linked to biographies below]

Title Name
President Charles E. Cook III
Secretary (appointed) Cathy Reilly
Treasurer (appointed) Gretchen Anderson
Ass’t Secretary Gwen Brown
Ass’t Secretary Ms. Hysuk Bellino
Ass’t Secretary Clara J. Weston
Ass’t Secretary Shirley Simpkins
Ass’t Secretary Mary R. Wilson
Ass’t Secretary Major Robert Palmer
Ass’t Secretary ????
Ass’t Secretary Joe Riggio



    Charlie currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Construction Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), overseeing budget related issues for military construction, family housing construction and operations (including privatization initiatives), base realignment and closure (BRAC), and intelligence activities. He has held numerous previous positions in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Department of the Navy financial management community, and the Senate Appropriations Committee (Subcommittee on Defense).


    Ms. Gretchen Anderson currently works in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Accounting Policy working on DOD agency-wide and component financial statement issues. She has held numerous positions in the Department of the Army as a Plant Replacement and Improvement Program manager with Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; in the Secondary items Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Resource Management; on the Depot Maintenance and Ordnance budget in the Business Resources Division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller); as a staff accountant and budget analyst for the DBOF budget at Headquarters, Industrial Operations Command; and as a staff and operating accountant at Headquarters, Armament, Munitions, and Chemicals Command. Prior to this, Ms. Anderson had thirteen years experience in the private sector as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities and as a private accountant and business manager for several firms.
    Ms. Anderson has been a member of the Washington and Rock Island Chapters of ASMC for 10 years and has attended seven recent PDIs. She was instrumental in developing the mini-PDI for the Rock Island Chapter in 1992. She served as Vice-President-Programs, Rock Island Chapter, 1993-4. She designed and managed the first comprehensive year long program around the theme, "Managing at the Speed of Change." The Chapter was honored by presentations from senior executives representing the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Headquarters, Department of the Army; Headquarters, Army Materiel Command; and local executives from John Deere, ALCOA, and Lee Enterprises (new/media).
    Ms. Anderson’s spouse, Gary, is Director of Logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Son Erik is a freshman at Virginia Tech in the Army Corps of Cadets; daughter Kristjen is a sophomore at Hayfield High School.



    Clara J. Weston is a budget analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, working on current year budget execution of all Army appropriations. Clara has worked for ASMC in various capacities since the late 1970’s. She has worked on the last two Chapter Symposiums and has participated in several community service projects. Clara represented the Washington Chapter at the mid-year meeting of ASMC in 1998. Clara has held the office of Army Assistant Secretary since March of 1995.


    Shirley Simpkins heads the O&M,N Financial Control and Support Branch (SEA 0143) in the Comptroller Directorate at Commander, Naval Sea Systems command.  She has been an active member of the ASMC Washington Chapter since joining in 1992.  First, Shirley chaired the Scholarship Committee in 1993 then served as co-Historian from 1994 to 1996.  She was elected to the office of Navy Assistant Secretary in 1997 and also co-chaired the Scholarship Committee in 1998.  In addition, Shirley was a key player in this year’s Spring Symposium.




    Mrs. Mary R. Wilson is a Financial Analyst in the Programs and Resources Department, Budget Operations Branch, Budget Execution Section, for Headquarters, Marine Corps. She has served as Marine Corps Assistant Secretary for the 1997-1999 term and has been a member of ASMC since 1979.


    Mrs. Gwendolyn Brown has worked within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) for the past six years. She has been instrumental in several areas within Comptroller such as her experience with Unit Cost Resourcing and the Defense Business Operations Funds, Data Administration as it pertains to the Financial and Budget data models, and as the Comptroller’s representative on a variety of Electronic Commerce and Electronic Data Interchange.
    Previously she served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. She assisted with the development of legislative initiatives that related to housing, taxation, and economic development for the State of Alaska. Mrs. Brown served on Senator Stevens’ staff for five years.
    Prior to her service to the Senator, she worked with the Defense Contract Audit Agency performing a variety of audits. While working for DCAA, she was appointed to the Pentagon for five months to assist in the preparation of the Department of Defense budget.
    Mrs. Brown attained a bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Accounting. She is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, and has attained her certification as a Certified Government Financial Manager.


    Hyesuk Bellino is a Financial Management Analyst in the Resource Management Directorate, DFAS. She is responsible for DFAS Kansas City Center’s Operating Budget and agency funding and center funding and execution. She has been with DFAS since October 1994. Hyesuk has been a member of ASMC since 1995.


???? is a tireless worker, who can be depended on to attend every meeting, organize committees and voluteer to host a workshop at the annual Symposium.   ???? easily accepts the reward of a smile and promise of a trip to the PDI.   ???? volunteers time to community service events like the Habitat for Humanity, donates bunnies at Easter and toys to the Marines Toys For Tots.


    Joe "Network" Riggio is president of Networking By Images. He is an active corporate member of ASMC. Joe is working on projects for the Therapeutic Riding Program, the Women’s Yellow Pages, Marine Executive Association, and is a "casual" employee of Logicon Inc. Colonel Riggio, USMC, Ret., was the President of the Washington Chapter for the successful 1993 term. "Network" transitioned from the Marine Corps in 1997 after 26 years of training as a financial manager and aviator.


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