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Speaker Biographies for the 26th Annual Accounting & Auditing Update

Diane E. Edelstein, CPA
Diane E. Edelstein is a partner at Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh, Pa and has over twenty-five years of experience in public accounting. Her entire auditing career has been of non-profits, governments and Single Audit.
Diane speaks throughout the country on Single Audits along with Non-profit and Government topics.  She is a member of the AICPA NPO Planning Conference Committee and speaks each year on Single Audit topics.  She is also a prior member of the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center, Executive committee.
Diane currently serves on the AICPA Peer Review Board – GCA PMTF (Government and Compliance Audits Practice Monitoring Task Force) and the PICPA Professional Ethics Committee.
Education – B.A. in Accounting (with distinction) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Wesley A. Galloway
Wesley A. Galloway is a senior project manager at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and is a frequent speaker on governmental accounting.  He serves as the GASB liaison to governmental utilities, hospitals, and higher education organizations.  Since joining the GASB staff in 1996, Mr. Galloway has worked on numerous GASB Statements and projects.  More recent projects include leases, debt extinguishments, and equity interests reporting.

Mr. Galloway has also conducted research on the effectiveness of GASB standards as a research fellow at the Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees the GASB.

Mr. Galloway is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is a member of the AICPA.

Glenda Ostrander
Glenda Ostrander is the Director of Internal Audit for Gwinnett County Public Schools, having moved to the metro Atlanta area from Tallahassee, Florida in January 2007.  She is responsible for administering a broad, comprehensive program of internal auditing within the school district.  This includes conducting:
• financial audits of local school activity funds,  • reviews of reported FTE,  • annual inventory verification procedures and internal controls reviews,  • operational audits of schools and department units, • financial audits to review the means of safeguarding and accounting for school district assets, and  • special fraud investigations as warranted.

Glenda has an extensive background in auditing.  Prior to assuming her duties as Director of Internal Audit, she served in a similar role as Supervisor of Internal Auditing for Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to joining the school district, she was an auditor in various capacities with the Florida Department of Education, with the most recent supervising FTE auditors in the Gainesville and Tallahassee regional offices.  She has a keen interest in fraud-related matters and audit issues.

She graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She also holds the following certifications:
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – 2002, • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – 1990,  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) – 2002,  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) – 1996, and  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) – 2012.

Bobby Derrick

Bobby Derrick served 35 years with the federal government and is retired from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Indianapolis where he was Director for Business Management and Network Compliance in Standards and Compliance.  Prior to DFAS, he served as the Director for Plans and Management and Director for Accounting Systems and Procedures for the United States Army Finance and Accounting Center (USAFAC). Bobby has served in numerous posts within DFAS and has been a longtime AGA Leader since 1989.

In 2004, Bobby became AGA’s National President where he emphasized the Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for rewarding and recognizing outstanding performance and financial reporting by federal agencies. He also contributed to making the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Program the preferred designation for government financial accountability professionals.

Bobby taught courses for Jacksonville State University, Gadsden State Junior College, and Vincennes University and now works part time as AGA’s Field Representative.  Bobby taught courses for Jacksonville State University, Gadsden State Junior College, and Vincennes University and now works part time as AGA’s Field Representative.

Bobby is a native of Corbin, KY.  He earned a BBA with an area in accounting, and an MBA with emphasis in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.  He’s a Kentucky Colonel.  He has three grown children and four grandchildren.

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