Hon. David M. Walker Joins the Institute for Truth in Accounting Advisory Board

From the Institute for Truth in Accounting…

Chicago, (September 6, 2011) — Today the Institute for Truth in Accounting and the Comeback America Initiative (CAI) announce that Hon. David M. Walker, CAI Founder and CEO, and former Comptroller General of the United States, has joined the Institute’s Advisory Board.

‘We are honored to have David Walker as our first Advisory Board member,’ said Sheila Weinberg, Founder and CEO of the Institute. ‘I have worked with David for years on bringing truth and transparency to the federal government.’

‘David’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in government finance and accounting will help the Institute take a leadership role in the national dialogue on government fiscal matters,’ stated Roger Nelson, chairman of the Institute and former vice chair of Ernst & Young. ‘We look forward to continuing to work with CAI to bring honest financial reporting and accountability to all levels of government.’

The Institute worked with Comeback America earlier this year in completing the Connecticut Financial State of the State and Bridgeport (CT) Financial State of the City reports.

Sheila Weinberg and David Walker have participated together in speaking engagements over the past several years, and will speak again in Chicago on October 17th as part of Walker’s ‘Fiscally Speaking Tour.’

About the Institute for Truth in Accounting

The Institute for Truth in Accounting (IFTA) is dedicated to promoting honest, accurate, and transparent accounting at all levels of government and business. As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, the IFTA works to expose accounting deficiencies while promoting better, more accessible delivery of accurate government financial data—and, in turn, providing a foundation for more informed public policy. The IFTA provides its expertise to develop more effective accounting standards and deliver accurate government financial information to policymakers, opinion leaders, and citizens, so they can all work for a more secure financial future. To learn more, please visit our website at www.TruthInAccounting.org.

About the Institute for Truth in Accounting

The Institute for Truth in Accounting (IFTA) is dedicated to promoting honest, accurate, and transparent accounting at all levels of government and business. As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, the IFTA works to expose accounting deficiencies while promoting better, more accessible delivery of accurate government financial data—and, in turn, providing a foundation for more informed public policy. The IFTA provides its expertise to develop more effective accounting standards and deliver accurate government financial information to policymakers, opinion leaders, and citizens, so they can all work for a more secure financial future. To learn more, please visit our website at www.TruthInAccounting.org.

About CAI

The Comeback America Initiative (CAI) is a Bridgeport, CT based non-profit organization that promotes fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis in order to achieve solutions to America’s fiscal imbalances. CAI’s goal is to foster a national discussion around the themes in the book “Comeback America,” with an emphasis on various specific policy, operational and political reforms to put government on a more prudent, sustainable and accountable fiscal path. The organization’s primary focus is federal fiscal issues; however, it will also highlight the larger national fiscal challenge and engage in certain reform initiatives in selected states (e.g., Connecticut) and cities (e.g., Bridgeport, CT).

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