Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto was named one of the nation’s “Most Influential Professionals in Government Auditing” by the newly formed American Center for Government Auditing.
Otto, in her second four-year term as state auditor, was one of 15 people on the list. She’s also president of the National State Auditors Association.
Otto said in a statement:
“Government is held to the highest standard because it collects and spends taxpayer money,. I firmly believe that taxpayers need to be able to trust their government in order for them to support their government. Therefore, government must be transparent, accountable, and efficient.”
The center says the 15 honorees were selected for their achievements, including:
- Promoting the value of auditing in government;
- Demonstrating the courage and integrity necessary to face difficult situations;
- A willingness to call out opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in government operations, even when doing so may not be popular or may incur strong opposition from those in power;
- Influence in the profession based on the size, scope, and reach of the organization they represent.