Michele Mark Levine, CPA Director, Technical Services Center Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) As GFOA’s Technical Services Center Director, Michele oversees GFOA products and services related to accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, including training, the annual conference program, publications, newsletters, web resources, award programs, and other content; advocates for state and local government by monitoring the GASB’s technical activities and keeping GFOA members and other interested parties informed of current and pending developments. Michele and the TSC staff support to GFOA’s standing Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR) which helps define best practices and develop advisories to guide policy and practices in governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Prior to joining GFOA, Michele served as the Chief Accountant and Deputy Comptroller for Accountancy of New York City. Her earlier work included leadership positions in New York City Office of Management and Budget, serving as the comptroller of six public authorities and local development corporations affiliated with the City, and on the audit staff of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Michele is a past chairperson of the GFOA’s CAAFR and is a past president of the New York State GFOA. She has served as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ governing Council and of its State and Local Government Expert Panel. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of CPAs, a past member and past chair of its Government Accounting and Auditing Committee, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the CPA Journal. Michele was honored to have been named the 2011 Outstanding CPA in Government by the New York State Society of CPAs. Michele holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration at Syracuse University.