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, Managing Deputy Comptroller, City of Chicago, IL
  • Robert L Balducci, Comptroller, New York City, NY 
  • Erin Ballou, Senior Staff Accountant, City of Bowling Green, KY
  • Carol Basile, Deputy Director Finance & Business Operations Division Center, King County, WA
  • Allison Bradsher, Controller, City of Raleigh, NC
  • Vivian Calkins-McGettigan, Chief Internal Auditor, Prince William County Public Schools, VA
  • 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
  • Pamela Hodges, Controller, City of Carrollton, TX
  • Sara Jantz, Director of Accounting, Sedgwick County, KS
  • Alexandra Johnson, Assistant Audit Manager, Washington State Auditor’s Office, WA
  • Dennis Kauffman, Finance Operations Manager, City of Sacramento, CA
  • Frances (Fanny) Lee, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • 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
  • Diane Reichard, Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager, City of Ocala, FL
  • Debra Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, State of Maryland
  • Melanie Seale, Controller, City of San Antonio, TX
  • Stephanie Walker, Director of Finance & Administration, City of Gaithersburg, MD
  • David Watson, Director of Finance, City of Maryland Heights, MO


  • Stephen Blann, Director of Governmental Audit Quality, Rehmann, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Irfan Bora, Accounting, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Carol Jessup, Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois Springfield, IL
  • Mona Stephens, Faculty, University of Phoenix and Southern New Hampshire University
  • Christopher J Telli, Partner, BKD, LLP, CO


  • Frank Gambosi, Finance Director, City of Bedford, OH
  • Harlita Robinson, Finance Director and Tax Commissioner, City of Forest Park, OH

GFOA Staff