Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Q&A With Ed Harrington

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In summarizing his conversation with Ed Harrington, GFOA’s Timothy Martin said this is a life someone should make a movie about. He wasn’t exaggerating. Ed talked about his early life, becoming an accountant, almost losing his life over it, his fascinating career with the City of San Francisco, and even the Tao of Ed (“If you are ready for the next thing, the next thing shows up”).

This article was adapted from GFOA’s FINE(ance) Fridays podcast. The full recording of the interview is available at gfoa.org/finance-fridays.