John Hulsey provides financial management training for state and local government officials and personnel. He is a certified public finance officer and a certified government financial manager. Prior to joining the Institute of Government in 2012, John served as a finance director in local government. He has over 17 years of local government financial management experience in such areas as accounting, budget, debt management, financial reporting, and project management. John is a past president of the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (where he also serves as a member of the GAAFR Technical Advisory Board), and a member of the Association of Government Accountants.