During our February meeting Gerry Boaz presented ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.’ His presentation was based on the John C. Maxwell book of the same name. Feel free to download the slide deck to Gerry’s presentation.
Gerry has been with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, since January 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He was a Legislative State Auditor for five years before becoming State Audit’s Technical Manager. As a Legislative State Auditor, he served as an audit in-charge for three of the five years primarily on college and university audits. As the Technical Manager, he is primarily responsible for monitoring GASB, FASB, AICPA, OMB, and GAO accounting, auditing, and compliance standards relating to financial statement and financial-related audits. He reviews financial statement audits for adherence to the above principles and standards, as well as to AICPA auditing standards. He is responsible for responding to all due process documents of the above standard setters, as applicable. He serves as a representative of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) by observing and writing an account of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) meetings.
He is a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board for a three-year term (January 2015-December 2017). He served as a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR) for two three-year terms (2004-2009) and serves on the Special Review Committee for its certificate of achievement program. He represents State Audit on the National State Auditors Association’s Single Audit Committee and Auditing Standards and Reporting Committee (ASRC). He has served as a Vice Chair for both the Single Audit and ASRC committees. He is also an active member in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). He was president of the Nashville AGA chapter for the 2006-07 program year. He served on AGA’s Professional Certification Board (PCB) for seven years (2007-2014) and as the Chair of the PCB for four of those years. He was also a member of AGA’s National Executive Committee as a result of being the Chair of the PCB. He currently serves on AGA’s Governance Committee. As of July 1, 2014, he is serving as AGA’s Southeast Regional Vice President. He is also a 2011 alumni of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute.
He has a BA degree in accounting with a German minor from Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, KY. He is a 1994 graduate of MSU. He is married to Melissa Boaz. He enjoys playing softball and golf.