Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)

The Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting assists public finance officers in their efforts to utilize sound auditing and accounting standards and produce transparent financial reports on the health of state and local finance activities. The committee works closely with the GASB, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other organizations and recommends best practices for effective government finance operations.

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: William Hall, Director of Statewide Reporting, State of Vermont
  • VICE CHAIR: Melinda Gildart, Chief Financial Officer, Illinois Finance Authority
  • Erin Ballou, Senior Staff Accountant, City of Bowling Green, KY
  • Allison Bradsher, Controller, City of Raleigh, NC
  • Vivian Calkins-McGettigan, Deputy County Administrator, County of York, VA
  • Sharon Edmundson, Director, Fiscal Management, State and Local Govt. Finance Division. North Carolina - Department of State Treasurer
  • Tim Flora, Audit & Financial Reporting Manager, Buncombe County, NC
  • Susan Friend, Director, Accounting Services, County of Broward, FL
  • Anne Fritz, Finance Director, City of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Denise Grizzle, Assistant Comptroller, City of El Paso, TX
  • Jodie Hartman, Director of Finance/Treasurer, Village of Lake Zurich, IL
  • Anne Harty, Chief Financial Officer, City of Rock Hill, SC
  • Alexandra Johnson, Assistant Audit Manager, Washington State Auditor’s Office, WA
  • Frances (Fanny) Lee, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Michele Mark Levine, Deputy Comptroller/Chief Accountant, New York City Office of the Comptroller
  • James McIntosh, Deputy CFO, Clark County School District, NV
  • Brett Miller, Accounting Manager, City of Hollister, CA
  • Margaret Moggia, Chief Financial Officer, West Basin Municipal Water District, Carson, CA
  • Lenny Moore, Controller, Montgomery County-Department of Finance, MD
  • Kelly Neal, Assistant Finance Director, City of Edmond, OK
  • Debra Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, State of Maryland
  • Melanie Seale, Controller, City of San Antonio, TX
  • Stephanie Walker, CFO, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Madison, WI
  • David Watson, Director of Finance, City of Maryland Heights, MO 


  • Stephen Blann, Director of Governmental Audit Quality, Rehmann, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Carol Jessup, Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois Springfield, IL
  • Mona Stephens, Faculty, University of Phoenix and Southern New Hampshire University


  • Steven Solomon, Director of Finance, Prince William County Government, VA
  • Harlita Robinson, Finance Director and Tax Commissioner, City of Forest Park, OH

GFOA Staff