President Obama nominates alumnus for key administrative post

President Obama nominates alumnus for key administrative post

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College alumnus Gene Dodaro was nominated by President Barack Obama to be comptroller general of the United States, Government Accountability Office. His nomination, announced by the White House on Sept. 22, must be confirmed by the Senate.

Dodaro, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming in 1973, has served as acting comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) since March 2008. Dodaro previously served as GAO's chief operating officer, and, before that, as assistant comptroller general for GAO's largest unit, the Accounting and Information Management Division. A 37-year veteran of GAO who rose through the agency ranks, Dodaro is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Association of Government Accountants, and has received recognition from numerous organizations including the National Public Service Award, the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership and the Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in the Federal Government.

In March 2009, Dodaro presented a lecture at Lycoming titled "GAO's Role in Promoting More Accountability and Transparency in Government" as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series.