2020 Career Achievement Award 
Nomination Form

2020 Ethics Award
Nomination Form

2020 Excellence in Government Award
Nomination Form

2020 Hugh Dorrian Lifetime Achievement
Nomination Form

2020 Innovation in Public Finance Award
Nomination Form

2020 Ohio GFOA Bradford M. Sprague Award
Nomination Form 


Past Award Winners


2005 Dr. Dennis Leone, Former Superintendent, Chillicothe City Schools
2004 Patricia A. Fisher, Village of Jefferson
2000 James Petro, State Auditor, Columbus Regional Office of the Auditor of State
1999 Zoe Ann Kelley, Auditor, City of Dover
1999 Emily Shaw, Chief Fiscal Officer, Franklin County Clerk of Courts
1998 Edward Widman, Finance Director, City of Sandusky
1997 Barbara A. Rissland, City of Kent
1996 Hugh Dorrian, City of Columbus
1995 Margo Moyer, City of Zanesville


2014 Cleveland Metroparks Purchasing Division, Cleveland
2011 Brian Kelley, CIO, Portage County
2009 Shelley Fortney, Manager, St. Clairsville Municipal Utilities
2006 John M. Lehman, Director of Financial Management, Portage County
2005 Rosa Blackwell, Superintendent, Cincinnati City School District
2005 Mike Geoghegan, Treasurer, Cincinnati City School District
2004 Catherine Watson and Diane Miller-Dawson, City of Akron
2003 Frank C. Gambosi, Director of Finance, City of Bedford
2002 Wade T. Steen, Treasurer, Franklin County
2001 Robert L. Miller, Treasurer, Cleveland Metroparks
2000 John R. Wahle, CFO, Great Oaks JVS
1999 Randal Scherf, Treasurer, Fairborn City Schools
1998 Jill Stritch, Director of Finance, City of Tallmadge
1997 Daniel L. Wilson, Treasurer, Shaker Heights Schools
1996 Jim Pierce, Huber Heights; William Nelson, Tipp City; and Bruce Sucher, Vandalia
1995 Bill Bornhauser, then Treasurer; Jim Pyers, Finance Director; City of Wooster


2019 Robert Hinkle, Chief Deputy Auditor, Ohio Auditor of State
2018 Unice Smith, Auditor of State
2017 Frank Gambosi, Finance Director, City of Bedford
2016 Karl Keith, Auditor, Montgomery County
2016 Dennis Kennedy, Fiscal Officer, Cuyahoga County
2015 Cathe Armstrong, Director of Finance & Administrative Services, City of Upper Arlington 
Christy Price, CFO, Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)

2014 Ken Kleppel, retired Administrative Services Director, Lake Metroparks
2013 Jeff McCuen, Treasurer, Worthington City School District
2012 Denise J. Holcomb, Former School Treasurer, Avon Lake City School District
2009 Mary F. Green, City Auditor, City of Lancaster
2009 Paul Stubbins, Former Managing Director, RBC
2008 Peter R. Sorem, Chief of LGS, Auditor of State
2007 John R. Wheeler, Audit & Budget Manager, City of Akron
2006 Michael E. Engel, Finance Director, City of Trenton
2005 Dennis Clough, Mayor, City of Westlake
2004 Richard S. Wade, Chief Deputy, Auditor of State
2003 Richard V. Everhart, Executive Director, Ohio Housing Finance
2002 Michael Spino, Retired, State of Ohio
2001 James M. Pyers, Director of Finance, City of Wooster
2001 Russell L. Rouch, Former Director of Special Projects & Management Advisory Services, Auditor of State’s Office
2000 Hugh Dorrian, City Auditor, City of Columbus


2017 Scott Campbell, Chief Financial Officer, Ohio Water Development Authority
2012 Roger Veitch, Business Manager/Deputy Fiscal Officer, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
2010 Jim Petro
2009 Hugh J. Dorrian, City Auditor, City of Columbus
2008 L. Michael Howard, Chief Auditor, Auditor of State
2007 Lois M. Reynolds, Director of Finance, City of Forest Park
2006 John R. Wahle, C.F.O., Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
2005 Robert L. Miller, Treasurer, Cleveland Metroparks
2004 Ronald M. Shankman, Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Water Development Authority
2003 Paolo DeMaria, Chief Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
2002 Michael Spino, Retired, State of Ohio
2001 Loretta M. Herron, Administrator, State Accounting, Ohio Office of Budget & Management
2000 Dr. R. Gregory Browning, President, Capital Partners
1999 William G. Fritzsche, Jr.
1998 Stephen A. Scoles, Deputy Director, Ohio EPA


2019 Alan Baucco, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus
2016 John Lee, Director, Hilltop Securities


2019 Brian Wilson, Treasurer, Hilliard City School District
2014 F. Michael Bucci, Deputy Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
2014 Barbara Rissland, retired Director of Budget & Finance, City of Rittman
2012 Jill Stritch, Former Finance Director, City of Tallmadge
2009 Tamara K. Lowe, Former Treasurer, Cleveland Metroparks
2009 Paul Stubbins, Former Managing Director, RBC
2009 Jerry Isler, Finance Director, City of Gahanna
2008 Robert L. Miller, Treasurer, Cleveland Metroparks
2007 Lois M. Reynolds, Director of Finance, City of Forest Park


Ohio GFOA Awards Committee Chairs

Allison Binkley
(614) 365-2799
[email protected]

Angel Mumma 
(614) 275-5802
[email protected]