Megan Kilgore is the Auditor for the City of Columbus. She is the first woman to ever hold the position. Kilgore is nationally recognized as a leader in the public finance industry. A fierce advocate for social and economic equity, Kilgore has received numerous awards for her leadership in using economic policies to advance the public good.
Kilgore oversees a nearly $5 billion debt portfolio, $2 billion investment portfolio, and administers the collection of approximately a billion dollars in revenue every year. Prior to being elected to office in 2018, she was a municipal advisor, helping cities, counties, school districts, and economic development districts navigate complicated financing transactions.
Kilgore earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University.
Kilgore is 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 also a frequent speaker at industry conferences. She is a founder of Ohio Women in Public Finance.
She is a recipient of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Star” Award, a Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) Women You Should Know Honoree, a member of Columbus Business First magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, and a recipient of the Women in Public Finance’s Rising Star Award.