Gerry Boaz will be the President for the Association of Government Accountants for 2021-2022 (National).
Gerry has been with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, since January 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He was a Legislative State Auditor for five years before becoming State Audit’s Technical Manager. As the Technical Manager, he is primarily responsible for monitoring GASB, FASB, AICPA, OMB, and GAO accounting, auditing, and compliance standards relating to financial statements and financial-related audits. He reviews financial statement audits for adherence to the above principles and standards, as well as to AICPA and GAO auditing standards. He is responsible for responding to all due process documents of the above standard setters, as applicable. He serves as a representative of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) by observing and writing an account of the GASB meetings.
He is a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board for a three-year term (January 2015-January 2018) and its Audit Issues Task Force (AITF). He serves and has served as a member of multiple committees, task forces, and working groups for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), GASB, NASACT, National State Auditors Association (NSAA), AICPA, and AGA.
He is an active member in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and was president of the Nashville AGA chapter for the 2006-07 program year. He served on AGA’s Professional Certification Board (PCB) for seven years (2007-2014) and as the Chair of the PCB for four of those years. He was also a member of AGA’s National Executive Committee as a result of being the PCB Chair. He currently serves on AGA’s Governance and Nominating Committees and is the Governance Committee Chair as of July 1, 2017. He served as AGA’s Southeast Regional Vice President (RVP) during the 2015-16 program year.
An interactive presentation based on the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership written by John Maxwell (American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership). The leadership laws are prefaced by four core concepts:
1) The laws can be learned
2) The laws can stand alone
3) The laws carry consequences with them
4) These laws are the foundation of leadership
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.