Dianne Ray Appointed to GASB
Section: Around the Nation

The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation today announced the appointment of Dianne Ray to a five-year term on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Ms. Ray currently serves as the state auditor of Colorado. Her GASB term begins July 1, 2020 and extends through June 30, 2025.

Ms. Ray succeeds outgoing GASB member Michael H. Granof, whose second term concludes on June 30, 2020. 

"NASACT is pleased to see Dianne appointed to the GASB," said NASACT Executive Director Kinney Poynter. "She will be an outstanding Board member, and will provide valuable insights at a time when GASB continues to work on critical projects impacting state and local government accounting.”

In her role as Colorado’s state auditor, Ms. Ray has been recognized for her innovative leadership style. In 2012, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants named Ms. Ray as one of three “Women to Watch” in the Experienced Leader category. In May 2015, the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs awarded her the 2015 Leo Reithmeyer Award for the Top Public Administrator in Colorado. In August 2016, the president of the National Association of State Auditors, Controllers, and Treasurers named Ms. Ray as recipient of the annual President's Award. Most recently, she was awarded the William R. Snodgrass Distinguished Leadership by the National State Auditors Association.

Prior to becoming the state auditor, Dianne served as the Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA) deputy state auditor primarily responsible for the financial audit of the state of Colorado. Dianne began her career at the OSA in 2002 as director of the Local Government Audit Division. Prior to joining the OSA, Dianne worked in local governments for 15 years, including as director of finance and administration for the city of Louisville, Colorado.

Dianne holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Arizona State University and a master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado. She is a licensed certified public accountant in Colorado and Arizona.