We are delighted to announce Margie Armen as the recipient of the Mandy Goetze 21st Century Award for 2011. Margie is well known in TIAW for her many years of dedication and service, including her board service as Secretary 2003-2005 and as Parliamentarian and Legal Advisor 2005-2008. Margie has also been a devoted, hard working member of the Microenterprise Development Program since 2000 serving as legal advisor. Now that this important program is once again being run solely by volunteers, Margie never hesitated to volunteer to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the program to oversee its day-to-day operations.
Margie is always ready to provide any additional help TIAW may ask of her including to help organize the 2010 Global Cities event in Washington, DC. Margie has participated in a number of TIAW Donor Trip for the Micro Program to visit countries and women receiving micro loans from the TIAW program.
In her professional life Margie spent over 28 years in the office of General Counsel of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and retired in 2006 as Deputy Assistant General Counsel.
Margie is passionate about volunteering to make a difference. Margie helped found Capital Area Women, a women's self development and support group and was its Treasurer from 2002-05. She served on the Board of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) for 15 years as General Counsel and she was AABPA President in 1994. She was President of Public Financial Publications, Inc. (publishers of the Journal, Public Budgeting and Finance) from 2002-07, capping 20 years of service on that Board. Margie joined Executive Women in Government in 1998, and she served as EWG Vice President in 2002-03.