David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award

The David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award, sponsored by the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum, recognizes and honors government audit professionals who have made sustained contributions to improve government performance and accountability through their leadership in transforming government organizations.

Nominations for the award are made in the months leading up to the Biennial Forum of Government Auditors. Final selection is made by the Selection Committee designated by the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum’s Executive Committee.

Past Recipients

20182016
Federal
Elliott P. Lewis
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
U.S. Department of Labor

State
Tina Kim
Deputy Comptroller
Division of State Government Accountability
New York State Comptroller ‘s Office

Local
Harriet Richardson
City Auditor
Palo Alto, California
Federal
Marla A. Freedman,
Assistant Inspector General For Audit
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department Of the Treasury

State
Debbie Davenport
Auditor General
State of Arizona

Local
Tonia Lediju
Director of City Audits
City and County of San Francisco, California
20142012
Federal
Tammie Brown
Audit Manager
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

State
Stacey E. Pickering
Mississippi State Auditor

Local
Leslie Ward
City Auditor
Atlanta, Georgia
Federal
The Honorable Brian D. Miller
Inspector General
U.S. General Services Administration

State
Elaine M. Howle
California State Auditor

Local
Sam McCall
City Auditor
Tallahassee, Florida
20102009
Federal
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr.
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

State
Richard V. Norment
Assistant to the Comptroller’s Office
Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office

Local
Gary Blackmer
City Auditor
Portland, Oregon
Federal
Hugh M. Monaghan Director Non-Federal Audits
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education

State
Barbara J. Hinton
Legislative Post Auditor
Division of Legislative Post Audit
State of Kansas

Local
Jerome J. Heer Director of Audits
Milwaukee County Department of Audit
2008
Federal
Gordon Milbourn
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General

State
John Keel
Texas State Auditor

Local
Sharon Erickson
City Auditor
San Jose, California