Edward J. Mazur
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
Edward J. Mazur served under four governors as state comptroller for the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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 United States, appointed by the President under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990.
In 1997, he was appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation to serve the first of two five-year terms on the GASB, helping to craft the new financial reporting framework represented by Statement Number 34, and lending his commitment to excellence to the standards-setting process during a time of formative change for state government financial reporting.
He has received numerous national awards for his contributions, given countless speeches and 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 Mazur’s lifetime of accomplishments is a testament to his extensive knowledge and expertise, tangible proof of his commitment to continued government improvement, and an invaluable example to us all as he continues working to pass his legacy on to the next generation of government leaders.