Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC)


The AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC) represents CPAs working in all levels of federal, state, and local government. It also serves the public who depend on CPAs to help ensure government accountability. The mission of the GPAC is to:

  • Promote greater government accountability and the integrity of government operations, information, and information systems,
  • Promote and encourage increased participation and involvement by CPAs in government within the AICPA,
  • Enhance the professional image and value of CPAs in government,
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Institute on the needs of CPAs in government, and
  • Serve as a conduit for communications among CPAs in government, the Institute, and other professional organizations. 

Apply to serve on a committee.

Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee Member Role Location
Jeff Parkison CPA, CGMA (Chair) Director – Forecasting and Power Marketing, Forecasting City Utilities of Springfield Springfield, MO
Carrie A. Hug, CPA, CFE, CGFM, CGMA Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audit Services - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC
Scott P. Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State and Local Government Advisory Services - Macias Gini & O’Connell, LLP (MGO) Walnut Creek, CA
John J. Kaschak, CPA, CGMA, CISA, CGAP, CGFM Executive Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Revenue Harrisburg, PA
Carrie Kruse, CPA, CGMA Economic Development Coordinator, City of Des Moines Des Moines, IA
Suzanne Lowensohn, CPA, CGMA Associate Professor Grossman School of Business  University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Alfonso Rossy Raices, CPA Assistant Secretary Department of Treasury, Government of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Grant L. Simmons, CPA Assistant Director Financial Management and Assurance Team Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C.
Kendal R. Turner, CPA, CGMA Chief Financial Officer ISANA Academies New Orleans, LA
Stephen J. (Steve) Vetter, CPA, CGFM, PMP Compliance and Risk Officer Washington, DC
James L. Whittington, CPA, CFE, CGFM Executive Director, District Fiscal Services - Riverside County Office of Education Riverside, CA

AICPA Staff Liaisons

Lori Sexton, CPA, CGMA
Senior Technical Manager, Management Accounting
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

Cary Jones
Associate Manager, Business Industry & Government
220 Leigh Farm Rd
Durham, NC 27707