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Press Release State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Receives Excellence in Government Leadership Award from Association of Government Accountants

AGA cites Bump's use of data analytics and technology to solve issues facing state government as key reasons for her receiving the award.
For immediate release:
2/12/2020
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Bureau of Special Investigations
  • Division of Local Mandates

Media Contact for State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Receives Excellence in Government Leadership Award from Association of Government Accountants

Noah Futterman

Auditor Bump receives the 2020 Excellence in Government Leadership Award from AGA President Ernie Almonte.

BostonOn Wednesday, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump was presented with the Excellence in Government Leadership Award by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) at its National Leadership Training in Washington, D.C. In a citation presented to Bump, the AGA cited her use of data and technology to address complex challenges facing government, improvements to child welfare, public benefit programs, and overall government operations as primary reasons for selecting her to receive the award.

“As State Auditor, I’ve led my agency with a core set of principles. I’ve clearly and consistently communicated our agency’s mission and values, ensured staff have a voice in setting goals and performance metrics and provided the resources needed to achieve them, constantly sought opportunities for improvement, and recognized and rewarded success,” Bump said. “This award is a recognition of the important impact of my office and reinforces my commitment to this leadership style.”

“Throughout the year, countless financial management professionals across the country work to improve government performance, accountability, transparency and trust, mostly going unnoticed for their hard work,” said AGA CEO Ann Ebberts. “AGA is proud to recognize the achievements and dedication of these professionals during our annual National Leadership Training event. The National Leadership Awards recognize the best in the field and those who consistently demonstrate the highest personal and professional standards. This year’s recipients are no different.”

The AGA Excellence in Government Leadership award honors a state, local or tribal government professional who exemplifies and promotes excellence in government financial management, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards and innovative management procedures. It recognizes the cumulative achievements of an individual who, throughout their public career, has served as a role model for others and has consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.

In 2013, Bump served at the president of the Boston Chapter of the AGA. In addition, in 2016, her office received the AGA’s Einhorn-Gary Award for its commitment to furthering government accountability; it was the first time the award was given to an entire office, rather than an individual.

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Media Contact for State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Receives Excellence in Government Leadership Award from Association of Government Accountants

Office of the State Auditor 

The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

AGA is the member organization for financial professionals in government. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our networking events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers. For more information, visit www.agacgfm.org.

Bureau of Special Investigations 

The Bureau of Special Investigations strengthens the social safety net in Massachusetts by investigating potential fraud in the state’s public benefit programs.

Division of Local Mandates 

DLM responds to requests from local government leaders to determine if a state law is an unfunded mandate on municipalities. In addition, we serve as a source of information on issues harming municipal budgets, and provide recommendations to address those issues.
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