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 chair. The Council has more than 25 members who are broadly representative of preparers, attestors, and users of financial information.

National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)
Ms. Elizabeth Pearce, GASAC Chair
State of Vermont

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

Mr. Robert Hamilton, GASAC Vice Chair
Vice Chair
State of Oregon

American Accounting Association (AAA) Dr. Suzanne Lowensohn
Associate Professor, Master of Accountancy Program Director
The Grossman School of Business
University of Vermont

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. Scott DeViney
Assistant Director of Quality Assurance
Office of the Washington State Auditor

Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)

Ms. Harriet Richardson
Inspector General
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Association of School Business Officials International (ASBOI)

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

Bond Insurer

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

Bond Rater

Mr. Douglas Kilcommons
Managing Director
Public Finance Sector
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Council of State Governments (CSG)


Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Mr. Robert B. Scott
Executive Director of Administrative Services
Town of Prosper, TX

Governmental Research Association (GRA)

Mr. Stephen B. Stuart
Vice President and Research Director
Bureau of Governmental Research

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Mr. Daron S. Tarlton
Professional Practice Partner, Assurance
DHG Healthcare

Insurance Industry Investors

Mr. Matthew Harvey
Investment Professional, Municipal Bonds
State Farm

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Ms. Kristine Brock
Assistant City Administrator and Chief Financial Officer
City of Franklin, TN

Investment Company Institute (ICI)

Ms. Iliana Perez
Vice President
Muni IG Credit Research

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

Ms. Elizabeth E. Thomas
Butler Snow

National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Ms. Anita Kovacs
Vice President of Business Affairs
Pensacola State College (FL)

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Mr. Ricky Hatch
County Clerk/Auditor
Weber County, UT

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Mr. Zachary Q. Jackson
State Budget Director
Indiana State Budget Agency

National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

Ms. Karen Carraher
Executive Director
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Mr. Angus Maciver
Legislative Auditor
State of Montana

National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA)

Ms. Lisa Washburn
Managing Director
Municipal Market Analytics

National Governors Association (NGA)

Ms. Sophia DiCaro
Senior Advisor and Executive Director
Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Development

National League of Cities (NLC)

Mr. Chris B. Brown
City of Houston, TX

Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)

Ms. Hattie Mitchell
Senior Manager and Tribal Consultant

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Mr. Vikram Rai
Managing Director
Citigroup Global Markets

U.S. Census Bureau

Mr. John Hatley
Staff Accountant
Economic Indicators Division
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Official Observer

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