CLA’s Ed Mazur Inducted Into NASACT Hall of Fame
Washington DC — November 11, 2016 — The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) has added CliftonLarsonAllen’s Ed Mazur to its Hall of Fame.
Membership in NASACT’s Hall of Fame goes only to an elite group of individuals who have made major and enduring impacts on government financial management. The honor is meant memorialize their vision and lasting accomplishments.
Nominees to the NASACT Hall of Fame are evaluated on four criteria:
- Promotion or enhancement of government accountability, efficiency, or effectiveness
- Improvement of state government
- Impact upon the lives of citizens or those employed by state government
- Peer recognition of excellence and achievement
Ed’s career-long achievements more than meet these criteria. He served as the Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Virginia under four governors, from 1980 to 1991. He was selected to serve as president of both NASACT and the National Association of State Comptrollers. Under his leadership, Virginia produced its first comprehensive annual financial report to receive the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 1991, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management, appointed by President George H.W. Bush under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990.
In 1997, Ed was appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation to serve the first of two five-year terms on the Government Accounting Standards Board, helping to craft the new financial reporting framework represented by Statement No. 34 and lending his commitment to the standards-setting process during a time of formidable change for state government financial reporting. He has received numerous awards for his contributions, given countless speeches, testified before Congress, and is credited with a prolific list of articles and publications. He has earned major leadership roles in state government, federal government, academia, and the private sector.
Ed has been a vocal advocate for the fiscal sustainability of the U.S. government. His recently published article, “Last Call for Common Sense in Addressing the Sustainability of the U.S. Government” is an impassioned yet reasoned plea to government accountants to speak truth to power in combatting Congressional overspending and debt.
CLA congratulates Ed on this prestigious, highly deserved honor!
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