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In October of 1953, twenty-five men met at the George Vanderbilt Hotel in Asheville to address their objectives for governmental finance.

"To promote the improvement of methods of governmental financing...encourage the use of common terminology...encourage periodic independent audits and continuous internal audits within governmental units...achieve greater success in efficiency and services of government...";

Out of their concern, and the dedication of five men in particular--Ralph Dixon of Winston-Salem, Rainey Pope of Burlington, Dan Umstead of Durham, Lake Crowe of High Point, and A. E. Guy of Statesville--the North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association was formed. Their goal was to develop professional and ethical standards among their contemporaries.

Board of Directors

Thomas Wrenn
Chief Executive Officer
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District
1000 Jackson Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

President Elect
Peggy Reece
Director of Finance & Risk Management
City of Burlington 
237 West Maple Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215

Zachary Hewett
Finance Director
Village of Bald Head Island
106 Lighthouse Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
910-457-9700 x1006

David Boyd
Chief Financial Officer
Mecklenburg County
700 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tim Flora
Chief Financial Officer
City of Durham
101 City Hall Plaza (Annex)
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4455 x18229

Tiffany Murray
Chief Financial Officer
Durham County
201 East Main Street,
7th Floor Bldg. II,
Durham, NC 27701

Past President
Allen L. Coats
Deputy Finance Officer
Harnett County
PO Box 760
455 McKinney Parkway
Lillington, NC 27546

Constitution & By-Laws

Adopted & approved by the Association on July 17, 2023

Past Presidents

On behalf of the members of the North Carolina Government Finance Officers Associations, we offer a special thanks to all of those who have served as president of the organization. We are grateful for the leadership, dedication, direction and service provided.

2024-25   Thomas Wrenn

2020-21   Deanna Rios

2016-17   Lisa Saunders

2012-13   Donna Clark 

2008-09   R. Patricia Leckey 

2004-05   Timothy Inch 

2000-01   Joyce Watson 

1996-97   John Pedersen, Jr. 

1992-93   Richard Lusk 

1988-89   Perry James 

1984-85   Bernice Phillips 

1980-81   J.D. Harrell 

1976-77   Dorothy Biggs 

1972-73   Joe B. Collette

1968-69   M.L.Clark

1964-65   Dems B. Padgett       

1960-61   Rainey P. Pope

1956-57   L.L. Ledbetter 

2023-24   Allen Coats

2019-20   Karen Mills

2015-16   Lisa Minter

2011-12   Rodney Miller 

2007-08   Betty W. Taylor   

2003-04   Ronnie R. Wilson

1999-00   John Sofley

1995-96   Gordon Baker 

1991-92   Evelyn Guinn

1987-88   Bill Truett 

1983-84   Helen Huffman

1979-80   Larry Fisher

1975-76   Bryan Hill   

1971-72   William B. Morris 

1967-68   John L. Zong

1963-64   Francis Luther       

1959-60   J.R. Holshouser

1955-56   H.L. Cowe

2022-23   Allison Bradsher 

2018-19   Will Massie 

2014-15   Dee Meeshaw

2010-11   Paul L. Fulton, Jr.

2006-07   Jackie A. Huffman

2002-03   Ken Chavious

1998-99   Ralph Staley 

1994-95   Denise Bell 

1990-91   Dot Bumgarner

1986-87   Richard Slozak 

1982-83   Douglas Carter 

1978-79   Charles W. Pittman III

1974-75   William Whisnant

1970-71   Ralph S. Sick

1966-67   H.E. Russell

1962-63   J.C. Hill        

1958-59   Ralph L. Dixon

1954-55   Dan H. Umstead 

2021-22   Antwan Morrison

2017-18   Jeff McCauley

2013-14   Karen Duncan

2009-10   Jeffrey A. Moore

2005-06   Pamela S. Dubois

2001-02   Richard E. Durham

1997-98   Bernita Demery

1993-94   Kelway Howard 

1989-90   Jim Baker

1985-86   Nancy Nichols

1981-82   Betsy Wilson

1977-78   Charles W. Pittman III 

1973-74   Ralph L. Shepherd

1969-70   Albert G. Taylor 

1965-66   C.M. Conway

1961-62   Ernest J. Ward       

1957-58   H.H. Duncan 

1953-54   A.E. Guy

Committees & Affiliations

National Government Finance Officers Association:


Michael Bryant
Assistant County Manager, Mecklenburg County

Committee on Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)

Teresa Smith
Deputy Finance Director,
City of Charlotte

Jacob Joyner
Financial Services Manager,
City of Greenville

Committee on Economic Development (CEDCP)

Daphna Schwartz
Finance Director,
Town of Hillsborough

Jennifer Stevens
Management Accounting Manager,
City of Raleigh

Committee on Treasury and Investment Management (TIM)

Mary Beth Huber
Deputy Treasurer,
Town of Cary

Local Government Commission

  • Steering Committee
    • To investigate the feasibility of bidding and purchasing  finance software for small units of government 
    • William Massie - Assistant County Manager/Finance Officer - Randolph County