Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)

The Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting assists public finance officers in their efforts to utilize sound auditing and accounting standards and produce transparent financial reports on the health of state and local finance activities. The committee works closely with the GASB, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other organizations and recommends best practices for effective government finance operations.

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: Melanie Keeton, Assistant Finance Director, City of San Antonio, TX
  • VICE-CHAIR: Diane B. Allison, CPA, CGFO, Director of Business Services, Ascension Parish School Board, Donaldsonville, LA

  • Irma Ashworth, Finance Director, City of Mesa, AZ
  • Robert Balducci, Comptroller, New York City Water Finance Authority, New York, NY
  • Daniel Buffalo, Finance Director, City of Ukiah, CA
  • Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Pinellas County, Clearwater, FL
  • Barbara A. Dameron, CPA, Director of Finance, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
  • Neil Davies, CGFM, Commonwealth Accountant Manager, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Jerry Durham, CPA, CGFM, CFE, Assistant Director, State of Tennessee - Comptroller, Nashville, TN
  • Kimberly Francisco, Controller, City of Rockville, Rockville, MD
  • Mark Gassaway, Finance Director, Clark County, WA
  • Melinda M. Gildart, CPA, MBA, Controller, Chicago Board of Education, Chicago, IL
  • Omar Gutierrez, VP of Administrative Services, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA
  • Susan Iverson, Finance Director, City of Lake Elmo
  • Adam Johnson, Finance Director, Scott County Community Development Agency, Shakopee, MN
  • Jacob Joyner, Financial Services Manager, City of Greenville, Greenville, NC
  • Dennis W. Kauffman, CPFO, CPA, Finance Operations Manager, City of Roseville, Roseville, CA
  • Sheri Larsen, Chief Deputy County Clerk, County of Douglas, Omaha, NE
  • Dan Legard, Finance Director, City of Kennewick, Kennewick, WA
  • Grace Martinez, Deputy Director of Finance & Accounting, City of San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Kela Pryor, Finance Director/Treasurer, City of Bressemer
  • Anthony Rousseau, Assistant Director, Finance/Controller, City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • Teresa Smith, Deputy Finance Director, City of Charlotte
  • Cameron Van Noy, Financial Analyst-Lead, Travis County, TX
  • Shakeel Yusuf, Comptroller, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA


  • Stephen W. Blann, CPA, CGFM, Principal, Rehmann, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Irfan A. Bora, Director, Master's in Govt. Accounting Program, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • John G. Hulsey, CGFM, Public Service Assistant, University of Georgia - C. Vinson Institute of Government, Gainesville, GA
  • Christopher Telli, Partner, BKD, LLP, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Ted Williamson, CPA, Partner, Rubin Brown LLP, St. Louis, MO


  • Diane C. Reichard, Chief Financial Officer, City of Plant City, Plant City, FL
  • Andrew J. Scott, City Budget Director, City of Portland, Portland, OR

GFOA Staff