W. Daniel Ebersole
2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
W. Daniel Ebersole has enjoyed a distinguished 30-year career with the State of Georgia, where he served in a number of leadership positions, including state treasurer from 1997 through 2010, and most recently as the senior advisor to the lieutenant governor.
He was president of both the National Association of State Treasurers and of NASACT. He led during a time marked by numerous national challenges, including efforts to find a sustainable source of funding for the GASB, threats by the SEC to the sovereignty of states to set their own accounting standards, and the unprecedented enactment and implementation of the Recovery Act.
He was appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Board of Trustees in January 2012 and as vice chair of the FAF effective January 2016.
Receiving numerous awards, including the Jesse Unruh Award, and the Harlan Boyles and Edward Alter Award from NAST, and the President’s Award and the Special Recognition Award from NASACT, he has been a consistent example of patience, perseverance, and stalwart dedication to government excellence.
Ebersole has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to fiscal responsibility and has been a constant paragon of fairness and reason during uncertain times. He continues to lead today with a clear vision toward improving government at all levels.