Robert H. Attmore served as chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board for nine years, ending June 30, 2013. He previously worked for New York State for more than 23 years, including serving as deputy state comptroller, responsible for the state's accounting and financial reporting operations, and serving as the state auditor from 1986 until 2003. Earlier, he spent eight years in public accounting with Deloitte's New York City audit practice.

Attmore has served as president of the National State Auditors Association, as an adviser to the Masters in Government Accounting program at Rutgers University, as a trustee of the Academy for Government Accountability and in leadership roles with several professional associations. He is currently a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Audit Advisory Committee and a senior fellow of the Governing Institute.

A graduate of Villanova University, Attmore is a certified public accountant, a certified government financial manager and an Army combat veteran.

April 13, 2015

The Hard Pension Questions That Are Coming

New reporting requirements are going to make many pensions look worse off -- even if they're not. Public officials need to be ready to talk about that.