The American Institute of CPAs presented three accountants with its Outstanding CPA in Government Award to recognize their contributions to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of federal, state and local government organizations, while growing and enhancing the profession.

The honorees included Ian Dingwall, who won the federal award. He is chief accountant of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. Dingwall played a major role in establishing an electronic filing system.

The winner at the state level was Walter Kucharski, the auditor of public accounts for Virginia. He maintained Moody’s AAA rating for the state.

At the local level, the winner was Max Stephanie Duplant, chief financial officer for the city of Beaumont, Texas, and president-elect of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas. Since she became CFO of Beaumont in 2002, she has played a key role in restoring the city’s financial condition.

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