September 2018 Dinner Meeting

September 18, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Maggiano’s Little Italy - Tysons Galleria
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102
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Please join us for a dinner meeting on Process Improvement with speaker Laura Jankovich, Assistant Auditor General for the Field Activities Directorate, US Air Force.

Learning Objectives and Program Content: This presentation will cover continuous process improvement, led by a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. By the end of the presentation, participants will understand the importance, benefits and potential challenges with process improvement, as well as become familiar with available process improvement tools.

Program Level: Overview

Field of Study: Management Services - Technical

Program Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: None

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE: 1 credit hour

***Plan to come early for ‘Pinot with the President’ from 5:15-6pm at the Maggiano’s first-floor bar for happy hour.***


Laura N. Jankovich, Assistant Audit General for the Field Activities Directorate, is responsible for planning and executing polices, programs, and procedures to provide audit service to commanders and other clients at all operational major commands and their installations in the areas of logistics; financial; personnel; morale, recreation, and welfare; computer and communications; personnel; and mission support management. Her duties include over 400 personnel throughout the world and implementing programs, which result in effective management and utilization of resources.

Ms. Jankovich began her Federal career with the Air Force Audit Agency in 1992. Prior to her current positions, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Operations, where she directed Army’s worldwide financial operations programs, with budgets of between $8 billion and $10 billion, including 800 auditors and inspectors. As the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 (Comptroller), US Army in Europe, she managed a budget of $1.8 billion, manpower of 4,400 positions, and international agreements with 32 countries. As the CFO for DFAS, she was responsible for building, executing and accounting for $1.5 billion working capital fund and manpower for 13,000 positions. As the Director, Internal Review, she managed independent audits, investigations, and an audit liaison function. Ms. Jankovich is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditors, and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009.

As a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Ms. Jankovich possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including a high-level of competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) as defined by the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma at an advanced level of proficiency.

Appetizer: Bruschetta
Salads: Maggiano's and Caesar
Pastas: Baked Ziti & Sausage and Four-cheese Ravioli
Entrees: Chicken Piccata
Desserts: NY Style Cheesecake


Administrative Policies: Contact the Meetings Chair, Shannon Kuehn (, with any questions, complaints, or special dietary requirements. All sales are final. Refunds must be requested by the RSVP date for an event in writing or by email. Credits may be issued to be used for future event registrations.

Official National Registry Statement: The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Mission of AFWA: The mission of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is to enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession. For more information about the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), please visit


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$40.00 Student Ticket
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