State Auditors Convene in Hartford for Annual Conference
Section: NSAA

NSAA President John Geragosian recently welcomed state auditors to Hartford, Connecticut, for the forty-fifth annual conference of the National State Auditors Association. The conference was held June 7-9 was attended by over 205, including 34 principal state auditors and representation from 36 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The conference was preceded on June 6 by a day of meetings of NSAA’s committees and a principals-only emerging issues meeting. 

Technical Agenda & Other Activities

The conference featured an emerging issues roundtable and general sessions covering a diverse range of topics. Click to see the agenda
State auditors held their annual business meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, June 8.    Incoming NSAA President April Renfro presented a plaque of appreciation to outgoing President John Geragosian.
John Geragosian, one of two elected appointed state auditors in Connecticut, welcomed attendees to Hartford in his role as NSAA President.   2023-24 Executive Committee (left to right): Earle Powell, John Geragosian, Pat McCarthy, Sherrill Norman, April Renfro, Josh Gallion and Doug Ringler.


Several awards were presented during the conference. 

William R. Snodgrass Distinguished Leadership Award

Suzanne Bump, former auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was recognized for her longstanding support of the Association and its efforts and her efforts to improve government accountability and transparency.

Excellence in Accountability Awards

The recipients of this year's Excellence in Accountability Awards gave presentations about their award winning audits and projects on Friday, June 9.  
Nicholas Klitsos and Jordan Wright (center) presented the California State Auditor's Office's work on hospice licensure and oversight. At left: Dan Crossman, legislative auditor of Nevada and chair of the awards committee. At right: NSAA President John Geragosian.
  Chis Magee (center) shared the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's work on election integrity.
Jeff Gove and Lindsey Perry (center) presented a high-profile case from Arizona regarding long-term care complaints and self reporting.   Richard Blakesly and Darrin Batchelder (center) attended on behalf of the Ohio State Auditor's Office to discuss their forensic work on a report entitled "Clark County Prison."

Business Meeting

On Thursday, members of NSAA held a business meeting where they heard reports from each standing committee and elected a new Executive Committee. The Executive Committee for 2023-24 will be:
  • President: April Renfro, Legislative Auditor, Idaho
  • President-Elect: Doug Ringler, Auditor General, Michigan
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Pat McCarthy, State Auditor (WA)
  • Immediate Past President: John Geragosian, State Auditor, Connecticut
  • Earle Powell, Legislative Auditor (SC)
  • Sherrill Norman, Auditor General (FL)
  • Josh Gallion, State Auditor (ND)
Several resolutions were approved by members at the business meeting: 
  • Thanking President Geragosian for his service and for hosting the conference.
  • Wishing Brian Colon, former state auditor of New Mexico, well upon his retirement.
  • Wishing Charlie Janssen, former state auditor of Nebraska, well upon his retirement.
  • Wishing Suzanne Bump, former auditor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, well upon her retirement.
  • Commending Roger Norman, legislative auditor of Arkansas, for his long and distinguished career and wishing him well upon his forthcoming retirement.


NSAA wishes to thank all those who helped with the conference, especially John Geragosian for hosting and all those who spoke or served as moderators. Active involvement by the state audit community is the reason for that: thanks to all who participated and attended. 

Last but not least, thanks to this year’s conference sponsors:

Premier Level
  • 20/20 Services
  • Bronner Group
  • CLA 
  • Diligent
  • Teammate
  • Workiva
General Level
  • Becker
  • The Levin Center