Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council

2020 Membership

The Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC) is responsible for consulting with the GASB on technical issues on the Board's agenda, project priorities, matters likely to require the attention of the GASB, selection and organization of task forces, and such other matters as may be requested by the GASB or its chairman. The Council has more than 25 members who are broadly representative of preparers, attestors, and users of financial information.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
(GASAC Chairman)

Mr. Robert W. Scott
Director, Finance
City of Brookfield, WI

National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers & Treasurers (NASACT)
(GASAC Vice Chairman)

Mr. Alan Skelton
State Accounting Officer
State of Georgia

American Accounting Association (AAA)

Dr. Terry Patton
Robert Madera Distinguished Professor of Accounting
Dillard College of Business Administration
Midwestern State University

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

Mr. Kevin W. Smith
Managing Partner, Public Sector Services

American Public Power Association (APPA)

Ms. Joni Davis
Accounting Manager
Nebraska Public Power District

Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)

Dr. Thad Calabrese
Associate Professor
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

Mr. Craig M. Murray
Director of Professional Practice
Michigan Office of the Auditor General

Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)

Ms. Lise Valentine
Deputy Inspector General for Audit and Program Review
City of Chicago, IL

Association of School Business Officials International (ASBOI)

Dr. Karen Wiesman
Associate Superintendent—retired
Business and Financial Services
Mansfield (TX) Independent School District

Bond Insurer

Mr. Michael Weinstein
Chief Surveillance Officer and Vice President
Build America Mutual

Bond Rater

Mr. Paul Kwiatkoski
Managing Director
Public Finance Sector
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Council of State Governments (CSG)


Governmental Research Association (GRA)

Dr. Phyllis Resnick
Lead Economist and Deputy Director
Colorado Futures Center

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Mr. Brian Green
Partner, Healthcare Audit and Reimbursement Services
Seim Johnson

Insurance Industry Investors

Mr. Matthew Harvey
Investment Professional, Municipal Bonds
State Farm

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Ms. Shirley D. Hughes
Retired City Administrator
City of Liberty, SC

Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Mr. Eric Bringardner
Fixed Income Research Analyst
Fidelity Investments

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

Mr. Wayne Gerhold
Law Offices of Wayne D. Gerhold

National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Ms. Peggy Arrivas
Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller
University of California

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Mr. Ricky Hatch
County Clerk/Auditor
Weber County Utah

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Mr. Duncan Baird
Executive Director
Arkansas Public Employee’s Retirement System

National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

Ms. Karen Carraher
Executive Director
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Ms. Fiona Ma
State of California

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Mr. Angus Maciver
Legislative Auditor
Montana Legislative Audit Division

National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA)

Ms. Lisa Washburn
Managing Director
Municipal Market Analytics

National Governors Association (NGA)

Mr. Joseph R. Morrissette
Director, Office of Management and Budget
North Dakota Office of the Governor

National League of Cities (NLC)

Mr. John Kinnaird
City of Waco, TX

Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)

Ms. Nadina Paisano
University of New Mexico Foundation

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Ms. Kristen Fontana
Vice President, Credit Strategies
Public Finance Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

U.S. Census Bureau

Ms. Demetria Hanna
Branch Chief, Economic Statistical Methods Division
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mr. Robert Balducci
New York City Bond Financing Entities

Official Observer

Mr. Robert Dacey
Chief Accountant
Representing the Comptroller General of the United States
Government Accountability Office