22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Pre-Registration is now CLOSED.   Limited on-site registration will be available beginning at 7:00am on Wednesday, May 9 at The Antlers Hotel.   

22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel
(719) 955-5600
4 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
United States

Map and Directions


Today’s audit environment is rapidly evolving due to technology trends, advances in data and analytics, and hurricanes and other natural disasters.  The 22nd Biennial Forum will feature presentations on these and other issues by leaders in the accountability community, academia and the private sector.  

Other confirmed speakers include:    
  • Samantha Atkinson, Director of Special Projects and Audit Response, Mississippi Office of the State Auditor 
  • Nancy Campbell, Chief Thinking Officer, LeaderFuelNow
  • Chris Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor, National Public Radio
  • Katja Freeman, Audit Manager, City and County of Denver 
  • Sam Gallaher, Data Analytics and Methodology Specialist, City and County of Denver
  • Rick Gamache, Senior Consultant, BerryDunn
  • Gloria Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Jim Lager, Ethics Counselor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Kip Memmott, Director, Division of Audits, Oregon Secretary of State
  • Kent Noble, Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics, University of Wyoming
  • Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Rhonda Plantenga, Managing Director, BKD, LLP
  • Dale Rickard, IT Audit Supervisor, Colorado Springs Office of the City Auditor 
  • Jeff Romine, Chief Economist, City and County of Denver
  • Ben Thompson, Deputy Auditor, King County, Washington
  • Leslie Wilks, Chief Assistant County Auditor, Audit Division, Harris County, Texas

Seating is limited.  Click the "
Register Now" button to reserve your seat today! 

UPDATE:  Nominations are now closed.  Awardees will be announced at the 22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors on May 9.

Call for Nominations!
 David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Awards

The nomination process is open for the David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Awards. We encourage you to nominate audit professionals who have made continuous contributions to improve government performance and accountability through their leadership in transforming government organizations. You may access the criteria and basis for evaluation, the electronic nominating form, a list of past recipients, and other award information at 2018 David M. Walker Awards. Nominations are due by Friday, March 30, 2018.


Contact Information

  • Program Questions
    Steve Gaty, Co-Chair, Program Committee
    (303) 572-7450

    Jenny Wong, Co-Chair, Program Committee
    (202) 512-2940

    Registration Questions

    Juanita A. Aiken, Chair, Operations Committee
    (202) 512-5648

    All Other Inquiries

    Luis Escalante, Jr., Executive Director, National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF)
    (214) 777-5693

Payment Instructions

  • National Intergovernmental Audit Forum
    Tax ID #:  52-1263609
    DUNS #:  797523446

    Registration fees may be remitted by any of the following methods:   

    Credit Card:  
    Visa (Credit and Debit), MasterCard (Credit and Debit), American Express and Diner's Club International.  

    Payable to "National Intergovernmental Audit Forum" and mail to:

    U.S. GAO
    Attn: Juanita A. Aiken
    441 G Street NW, MS 7814
    Washington, DC 20548

    Purchase Order:  
    Scan purchase order form and email to Juanita A. Aiken.