- The president-elect shall either be a member of the existing GFOA executive board or a prior member of a GFOA executive board.
- Possess an understanding of the current goals of the organization and an ability to communicate those goals.
- Public speaking ability, including the skills to effectively represent the organization before a variety of public and private groups such as U.S. Congressional committees, Canadian committees, state and provincial associations, other organizations of state and local officials, trade associations and the press.
- Experience in a variety of public finance disciplines.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, including the ability to work with an 18-member executive board, and the ability to develop consensus.
- A clear understanding of the policy role of the president and executive board and the administrative and management responsibilities of the executive director and staff.
- A willingness to make the necessary time commitment.
President-Elect candidates are also expected to be available (in person at location of GFOA nominating committee meeting (Florida) or remote) for an interview on March 2, 2023