Debra K. Davenport, CPA, CGFM, CFE, was appointed Auditor General effective October 12, 1999. Ms. Davenport is responsible for carrying out all Office audit and consulting activities and management responsibilities, as well as managing the Office’s day-to-day operations and interacting with the Legislature, state officials, and community leaders.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Davenport served as Arizona’s Deputy Auditor General, held management positions in the Office’s Financial Audit and Accounting Services Divisions, and was the Special Assistant to the Auditor General. She was also an audit manager with a national CPA firm. Ms. Davenport is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting).
Ms. Davenport is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National State Auditors Association, the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum, the Association of Government Accountants, and the Professional Advisory Board of the School of Accountancy at Arizona State University. She currently participates on committees for many of these organizations, and throughout her career, has actively served on committees for all of these organizations.