Awards recognize outstanding CPAs in government


Deborah Loveless, director of the Division of State Audit in Hendersonville, Tenn., received the Institute's 2018 Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award honoring her lifelong contribution to the profession.

This award recognizes significant contributions to the CPA profession through government service at the local, state, or federal level over a candidate's career. Loveless's contributions at the federal, state, and local government levels include 39 years at the Tennessee Division of State Audit. Since becoming division director, she has worked with the Comptroller of the Treasury to improve communications among state, legislative, and executive agencies. She was also instrumental in producing the 2017 publication "Defining Tennessee Audit: A Glossary of Audit Terms," which explains commonly used auditing terms and their relevance to the audit work conducted in the state of Tennessee.

Kathryn Belfi, director of the Financial Regulation Division of the Connecticut Insurance Department in Bristol, Conn., received the 2018 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award for the state level.

This award recognizes recent significant contributions of CPAs to the efficiency, effectiveness, or innovative service delivery of a local, state, or federal employer organization. Belfi monitors the financial condition of domestic and foreign insurers, health care centers, and fraternal benefit societies doing business in Connecticut. She also plays a key role at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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