Megan N. Kilgore

City Auditor, City of Columbus, Ohio

Megan N. Kilgore

Megan is the elected City Auditor of Columbus, Ohio. She oversees seven departments tasked with: the collection of revenues, including $1.1 billion annually in income tax; maintaining the City’s $4.8 billion debt portfolio; carrying out all debt issuance and investor relations; overseeing the City’s $2.5 billion investment portfolio; managing citywide accounting and operations; producing the ACFR and other financial reports; and providing payroll services for the City's 9,400 employees.

Notable accomplishments of the Office include:

- Columbus is the largest city in the country to maintain AAA/Aaa/AAA credit ratings from S&P Global, Moody's Ratings, and Fitch Ratings, respectively

- Columbus is the fastest large city in the country to release its annual audit (Merritt Research Services)

- In four years, the Office has implemented three technology systems, two of which replaced +35 year old systems: a citywide payroll and time & attendance system; Microsoft D365 for citywide finance and operations; and a new, state-of-the-art revenue system embedded with AI features

- Developed the Invest in US program, which allows local residents to buy bonds that fund the City’s capital program

Prior to elected office, Kilgore was a municipal advisor with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates in Columbus, Ohio. Kilgore’s practice concentrated on providing advisory service to cities, counties, utilities, school districts, and economic development districts.

Kilgore is also an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where she teaches a graduate-level course in public finance.

Kilgore is a frequent speaker at public sector, technology, and finance conferences around the country. She is a founder of Ohio Women in Public Finance and a recipient of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Star” Award, a Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) Women You Should Know Honoree, and a recipient of the Women in Public Finance’s Rising Star Award.