Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina – since 1984


Certification Program for Government Finance Officers

The Certification Program for Governmental Finance Officers is administered and offered for the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina by USC’s Continuing Education and Conferences group.  Successful completion of all requirements of the program will result in designation as a Certified Government Finance Officer. For information on the Certification Program for Governmental Finance Officers download the PDFs below. For additional questions please contact the GFOASC.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Katherine Zook Certification Scholarship which is available to first time participants in the CGFO program.  The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Click here to learn more and apply.

Program Guidelines

GFOA Certification Brochure 2020-2021

CGFO Application

Certification Process: Once you have completed the courses, USC provides the GFOASC Certification Committee a list of who has passed the exams.  A congratulatory email will be sent with directions on how to submit your application with certified transcripts. The Certification Committee will review the submissions and recommend certification. If certification is recommended, an email notification will be sent and new CGFO’s will be recognized at the next conference.

CPE Reporting
2019 CPE Reporting Forms are due February 28. Click here to download the 2019 form . Members who achieved CGFO status in 2019 will complete their first report in early 2021 for the 2020 year.

New CGFO’s Recognized at 2019 Fall Conference

From left to right: Tamara Lindley, Micah Snead and Angie Dever

Not pictured: Kara Law


First Last Agency Certification Year
Holly Abercrombie City of Mauldin 2012
James Absher, Jr. Rural Infrastructure Authority 2004
Cheryl Allen-Lint Central Carolina Technical College 1999
Janice Alonso City of Columbia 2002
Debra Baker SCDMV 2008
Jessica Barlow City of Columbia 2013
Shealyn Barnes Greenwood County 2016
Ramona Barrett Colleton County Department of Education 2002
Allison Barrs County of Lexington 2016
Scott Bartley Trident Technical College 2006
Marla Bell Horry County Finance 2019
Ashton Blocker Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission 2016
Terry Booth Central Carolina Technical College 1996
Jessica Booth Midlands Technical College 2013
Vicki Bowles University of South Carolina – Office of the Controller 2005
Lacey Bradey Spartanburg County 2015
David Brown Retired 2000
Lisa Brown City of Rock Hill 2017
Ashley Buhrmaster Laurens Commission of Public Works 2016
Jerri Butler SC Department of Transportation 2015
Melissa Campbell Spartanburg 7 School District 1998
Chris Canaday Town of Port Royal 2007
Neil Carney Anderson County 2017
Wayne Chamblee Retired 1993
Thomas Chandler City of Florence 1994
Debbie Cheek Northeastern Technical College 2010
Denise Christmas Calhoun County 2009
Kathy Coker Florence County 2009
Peggy Conkel Town of Mount Pleasant 2013
Mark Cook Aiken County Public Service Authority 2002
Doug Cooper SCEIS 1990
Jan Crates Retired Town of Mount Pleasant 2002
Karen Crawford City of Greenville 2004
Tonya Crosby Beaufort County School District 2007
Theresa Daffin City of North Charleston 2016
Angie Dever City of Greenville 2018
Cheryl Danas Greenwood County 2013
Omar Daniels Spartanburg County School District Six 1998
Sherman Dibble III Darlington County 2019
Elisabeth Dicey City of Anderson 2019
Marc Dominick Greenville County Schools 2006
Joette Dukes Pee Dee Regional COG 1997
Kelly Dunham Richland County Government 2017
Alan Eisenman City of Beaufort 2016
Matt Evans Clarendon County 1996
Julie Feeley City of North Charleston 2016
Evelyn Ferguson SC Technical College System 2017
Kelli Finney Horry County 2019
Melanie Freeman-Gruber Horry County 2019
Tiffany Frye SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department 2007
Summer Gagnon City of Aiken 2016
Tommi Lin Garrick Dorchester County Career + Technology Center 1997
Milton German SCDHHS 1994
Kelly Ghent State Treasurer’s Office 2016
Mack Gile Charleston County 2006
Brandi Gist Spartanburg School District 7 2009
Trisha Greathouse Town of Bluffton 2010
Suzanne Gregory Beaufort County 2001
Angela Gunter Aiken County Government 1994
Alice Hahn Piedmont Technical College 2017
Stacey Hamm Richland County Treasurer’s Office 1997
Lisa Hancock Town of Moncks Corner 2016
Stacy Hanvey Anderson County 2019
Jennifer Harmon County of Lexington 2016
Belinda Harper Town of Summerville 2013
Anne P Harty City of Rock Hill 1994
James Hayes Richland County Auditors Office 2013
Darryl Hentz South Carolina Department of Transportation 2005
Deloris Hill SCDDSN 2006
Maxine Horne Greenville County Schools 2006
Wendy Hughes Piedmont Technical College 2001
Cristy Jablonski, CPA Anderson School District 4 2009
Patrick Jarvis Office of State Auditor 2018
Sarah Jenkins Lancaster County 2016
Pamela Jennings SC Department of Public Safety 2007
Kristin Johnson City of Spartanburg 2010
Kristina Junker City of Greenville 2007
Thomas Kaminer Department of Administration 2013
James T. Kennedy II, CPA City of Spartanburg 1998
Mandy Kibler University of South Carolina – Controller’s Office 2001
Denise Koon SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department 2013
Steven Lake Department of Administration 2001
Ray A. Lambert. Jr. Greenville Technical College
Kara Law University of South Carolina 2018
Linda Lewis City of Charlotte 1999
Tamara Lindley City of Anderson 2018
Nathaniel Lloyd SC Department of Public Safety 2016
Dennis Locke City of Spartanburg 2006
Sally Lowery Oconee County 2007
Craig Luccy Richland County Finance 2016
Scott Ludlam South Carolina Department of Transportation 2001
Robert E. Macdonald III SC Office of State Treasurer 2019
Deborah Mack Retired 1994
Ian MacLean Midlands Technical College 2001
Nicole Mandazou York Technical College 2006
Lisa Mangione Greenville Technical College 2005
Jill Manning Greenwood County 2015
Margot Martin City of Anderson 2002
Sabrina Mason Spartanburg County 2009
Peggy Maxwell City of Anderson 1992
Trish Mazzone Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission 2009
Joyce McCarty SC Department of Public Safety/OHSJP 2014
Angie McInchok County of Lexington 2003
Chris McMillan SC State Housing & Finance 2010
Kelly McMullen County of Lexington 2015
Elizabeth Meadows Greenwood County Treasurer’s Office 2012
Jessica Miller-Olds Mercom Corp. 2006
Lori Mock Beaufort County School District 2010
Becky Moon Chester Metropolitan District 1996
Hank Moore SC State Housing & Finance 2014
Gloria Moore School District of Oconee County 2006
Leslie Moser Central Carolina Technical College 2011
Beverly Mozie Fairfield County Transit System 2007
Liz Nelson Williamsburg County Government 1998
Amanda Nelson-Bedenbaugh City of Columbia 1994
Kelly Newman Spartanburg County 2011
Matthew Norman SC Department of Revenue 2014
Deborah Nye GFOASC 1992
Frances Owens Lower Savannah Council of Governments 2000
Laura Pace SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation 1993
Ginger Page City of Columbia 2003
Kim Paradeses SCDHEC 2014
Ruth Parris County of Greenville 2004
Susan Prescott City of Georgetown 2010
Heather Price DHEC – Division of WIC Services 2007
Michael Price City of Myrtle Beach 2017
Towanda Prior BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina 2011
Barbara Rate Retired Department of Health and Environmental Control 2009
Kevin Rawlinson City of Florence 2005
Marty Rawls SCDDSN 2014
Mary E. Reames City of Sumter 2013
Tami Reed SC Transportation Infrastructure Bank 2004
Anita Risher SCDHHS 2000
Amy Risher City of Walterboro 2016
Carla Ritter Charleston County Government 2006
Angela Roache County of Greenville 1999
Susan Roben Department of Social Services 2019
Renee Rochester Office of Administrative Services 1991
Rashad Rogers City of Columbia 2005
Larry Sapp Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District 2010
Sharon Setzer Greenwood School District 52 2012
N’Katha Simmons South Carolina Department of Transportation 2011
Nika Simmons SC Department of Health & Human Services 2019
LoElla Smalls Charleston County Government 2014
Rodney Smith Laurens County School District 55 2011
Tammy Smith City of Columbia 2002
Crystal Smith Tyler Technologies 2006
Donnita Smith, CGFO City of Spartanburg 2005
Sandra Smith, CPA Bon Secours 2003
Ike Smoak Colleton County Government 2016
Micah Snead City of Greenville 2018
Kelly Snider SC Criminal Justice Academy 2010
Dorthy Spicer Greenville Technical College 2013
Carla Spires SC Judicial Department 2016
Robin Stack Greenville County Schools 2004
Cathy Strasser Tri-County Technical College 2009
Fran Strickland City of Abbeville 1995
Lynn Strom Aiken County 2017
Lauren Sturre Broad Creek Public Service District 2010
Sarah Sullivan Richland County Public Library 2009
Donna D Sullivan Retired 1994
Carolyn Taylor SC Judicial Department 1993
Emily Temple Colleton County School District 2014
Michael Thom South Carolina Department of Education 2005
Lori Thomas City of Rock Hill 2011
Stephanie Thomas Greenville County Schools 2015
Deborah Tilley SC Judicial Department 1992
Ernesto Torres Retired 1994
Alillian Trull Greenville County Schools 2009
Georgeann Van Putten SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department 2008
Kim Marie Vargo City of Barnwell 2015
Stacy Veldman County of Lexington 2002
Debbie Muller Walker Midlands Technical College 2002
Sabrina Walker SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department 2002
Carolyn Wallace Beaufort County 2019
April Walling SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs 2017
Karen Waters Colleton County Government 2013
Pam Watts Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments 1990
Courtney Weaver Town of Surfside Beach 2019
Wendy Weaver Berkeley County Water & Sanitation 2012
Kymberley Wheat, CGFO City of Aiken 1996
Casey White Richland County 2011
Karen Wicker Retired 1992
Bryce Wilson, CPA SCDHHS 2015
Chris Wimberly SC DHEC 2017
Torina Wood Department of Revenue 2019
Kevin Yokim, CPA Florence County 2001
Patty Zeigler SCDMV 2002
Madeline Zimmerman Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission 2019

Please direct all certification questions to certification AT gfoasc DOT org.