Jan I. Sylvis, Vice Chair

Jan I. Sylvis was appointed to serve as vice chair of the GASB effective January 1, 2015. She began her first term on the Board on July 1, 2007 and was reappointed for a second term on the GASB, which began July 1, 2012.

Ms. Sylvis brings extensive state government accounting and auditing experience to her Board work. She is the retired chief of accounts for the state of Tennessee, a role to which she was appointed in 1995 and retired from at the end of 2014. Ms. Sylvis also served the function of controller and managed the state’s centralized accounting system. Prior to her 1995 appointment, she served in various Tennessee state government audit roles for 16 years.

Ms. Sylvis is a past president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) and a past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Ms. Sylvis earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. She is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.

Ms. Sylvis’ current term on the GASB concludes in 2017.