Position 4

Anne P. Harty, Chief Financial Officer, City of Rock Hill, South Carolina

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GFOA Activities

  • GFOA Member for nineteen years
  • Served on GFOA Nominating Committee (2017-2019) and GFOA's Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (2010-2016); served on task forces such as Mentorship, FSI, new Exam Questions, Best Practices in Fees
  • Women’s Public Finance Network – Board Member 2010-2016; Co-Chair 2014-2016
  • Past GFOA Annual Conference speaker, moderator, and trainer on Internal Controls for the Treasury Office in 2018 and Making the Most of Your Mentorship Programs in 2018
  • Attended GFOA's Advanced Government Finance Institute in 2009
  • Serves as a reviewer for GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award since 2009; reviewer for GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting since 2006
  • Her government has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for twenty-nine years as well as the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award for five years

Contributions to the Profession/Jurisdiction

  • First female treasurer/finance director in York County, South Carolina, and the first female CFO for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Member of GFOA South Carolina since 1992; served as president in 2020 and re-elected in 2021; served as secretary in 2004
  • Member of the following organizations: Municipal Association of South Carolina and serves on numerous committees; South Carolina Association of CPAs (served on the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009); South Carolina Association of Counties; American Institute of CPAs; Westminster Presbyterian Church (serves on Budget Committee); Westminster Towers Retirement Community (first female Chairman of the Board - 2021)
  • In 2021 named as Distinguished Graduate by Winthrop University—School of Business Administration
  • Named CFO of the Year for the Non-Profit/Government category by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2017
  • Received the American Institute of CPAs Outstanding CPA in Local Government Award in 2015 and honored by resolution of the South Carolina House of Representatives for award
  • Received the Woman to Watch Award from the South Carolina Society of CPAs in 2012
  • CPA, CGFO-SC certifications

Goals for GFOA

GFOA has an opportunity, learned through COVID, to diversify services through virtual training opportunities. I believe GFOA can expand its membership by providing virtual training to younger professionals, possibly at lower levels in government organizations.


Winthrop University, Bachelor of Science — School of Business Administration