Outstanding CPA in Government 2009
The winners of 2009 AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award were announced at the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference on August 10, 2009.
The 2009 awardees are:
Robert (Bob) Dacey
Thomas (Tom) McTavish, CPA
Lena Ellis, CPA
|Robert F. Dacey, CPA|
Mr. Dacey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also served as a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and the federal government’s Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee.
Mr. Dacey is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager. He received a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.
|Thomas McTavish, CPA|
Mr. McTavish is President of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT), and is a member and past president of the National State Auditors Association (NSAA). He also serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Governmental Financial Management, a NASACT entity created exclusively to enhance state-level governmental accounting, auditing, and treasury management functions throughout the world.
Mr. McTavish is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, the Midwestern Intergovernmental Audit Forum, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Military Officers Association of America, and the American Legion, and has served as a Board Member on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of CPA's.
Mr. McTavish is a retired Navy Captain, USNR, and last served as Commanding Officer of the Naval Audit Service Headquarters 106 Naval reserve unit. Also, for 16 years, he was an Associate Lecturer teaching business courses part-time at two community colleges and the Pennsylvania State University .
Mr. McTavish is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University , and is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association.
|Lena H. Ellis, CPA|
Lena H. Ellis is the Financial Management Services Director and CFO for Fort Worth, Texas . Ms. Ellis was appointed CFO in 2008 and holds a leadership role with the City of Fort Worth ’s Audit and Finance Advisory Committee. Ms. Ellis has over 25 years of experience in government and has made many contributions to and implemented many improvements in various government organizations.
Ms. Ellis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served as a member of the AICPA’s Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC). Also, she served as a member of the Government Audit Committee Toolkit Task Force that produced the Audit Committee Toolkit for government organizations in 2005 .
Ms. Ellis is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Committee on Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting. She received a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University .