Expert Panel - State and Local Governments 

About the Expert Panel
The State and Local Governments Expert Panel serves the needs of AICPA members on financial and business reporting and audit and attest matters. The expert panel protects the public interest by bringing together knowledgeable parties in the state and local government industry to deliberate and come to agreement on key state and local government issues.
Governmental Audit Quality Center
The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) promotes the importance of quality governmental audits and the value of such audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. GAQC is a voluntary membership center for CPA firms and state audit organizations that perform governmental audits. The GASB Matters section of the GAQC site highlights key interest areas, key resources, and advocacy efforts related to state and local government engagements.

Expert Panel Projects

Past Meeting Highlights

December 5-6, 2016

December 6, 2016 meeting with GASB

June 16-17, 2016

November 2-3, 2015

November 2, 2015 meeting with GASB

May 14-15, 2015


Archived Meeting Highlights

Members of the Expert Panel

Heather Acker (Chair), Baker Tilly


Corey Arvizu, Heinfeld & Meech PC

Joel Black, Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs


Stephen Blann, Rehmann

Edward Chait, Consultant representing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John Good, Ernst & Young LLP

Katherine Lai, Crowe Horwath


Tamara Miramontes, Edie Bailly

Jeffrey Markert, KPMG LLP



Flo Ostrum, Grant Thornton LLP

Reem Samra, Deloitte


Bob Scott, City of Carrollton, TX

Kevin Smith, Crowe Horwath

Michelle Watterworth, Plante Moran PLLC

Walker Wilkerson, CliftonLarsonAllen

Learn more about the Expert Panel members by reading their biographies.

Staff Contacts

Mary Foelster, Director

Laura Hyland, Senior Technical Manager

Rafael Roman, Senior Technical Manager

Teresa Bordeaux, Lead Technical Manager

Expert Panel Recommended Guidance


CPE and Conferences

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