State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump is the chief accountability officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Biography

Suzanne M. Bump, the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, is the first woman to serve in this role in the state’s history, and was sworn into office in January 2011. As Auditor, she has prioritized effective management of public resources to improve public trust in government.

Her mission in the Auditor’s office is to make government work better by helping it become more efficient, effective, accountable and transparent in meeting its mission to serve the public. She has championed the use of innovative technologies to improve government performance, and recruited and trained a talented staff to bolster these efforts. Since taking office, Bump has established her office as a national leader in government accountability, enabling it to receive numerous national awards for excellence in conducting audits and innovations in the use of data analytics to identify root causes of over-spending and poor service delivery by state agencies.

Bump serves on several public boards, including the Inspector General Council and the Municipal Finance Oversight Board. She is also a member of the U.S. Comptroller General’s Domestic Working Group and on the executive board of the National State Auditor’s Association. Bump also is a partner for the Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

Auditor Bump served as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development under Governor Deval Patrick, and also represented the Town of Braintree in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for eight years. In the private sector, she worked as a business advocate, legal counsel, and a member of the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and St. Francis House.

A native of Whitman, Massachusetts, Auditor Bump attended Cardinal Spellman High School and is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law. She currently lives in North Easton.

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