Government and Nonprofit Section Archives

August 2004

Dr. John H. Engstrom attended the first meeting of the (now) Government and Nonprofit Section (GNP) of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 1976 when it was first organized as the Public Sector Section of the AAA. Over the years John has contributed greatly to the section serving in many ways, but maybe none so important as compiling this treasured look back over the history of the section.

John has painstakingly maintained and collected the section newsletters and minutes, along with other section members and officers, to create this document which took years to put together. John felt it was important to capture the activities of the GNP section which show not only the evolution of many of our members' careers, but also the evolution of governmental and nonprofit accounting. Many of the people mentioned in these pages have dedicated their professional careers to advancing the accountability of public and nonprofit entities in the United States through quality financial reporting and auditing.

We have produced a limited set of printed bound copies of this booklet so that we could present John and the attendees of the 2004 American Accounting Association annual meeting a copy. However, our plan is to post these on the GNP section website by year and edit them as we get more information or corrections from members.

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution that Penny Wardlow made on the project as she reviewed the years as John completed them.

Sue Kattelus
Past President of GNP section

2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 2000-2001
1999-2000 1998-1999 1997-1998 1996-1997
1995-1996 1994-1995 1993-1994 1992-1993
1991-1992 1990-1991 1989-1990 1988-1989
1987-1988 1986-1987 1985-1986 1984-1985
1983-1984 1982-1983 1981-1982 1980-1981
1979-1980 1978-1979 1977-1978 1976-1977

President's Letter

Dear GNP Section Members,

I am honored to serve as your President for the 2019-2020 year. The GNP (Government and Nonprofit) Section has been my academic home for the past thirteen years and I have had the privilege to work with incredible colleagues that have fostered my development as an academic. My goal as your Section President is to continue the strong work of past GNP leadership teams and continue strengthening the Section. I want to specifically thank Tammy Waymire for her outstanding leadership as last year’s Section President.

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Midyear Meeting

The 2020 GNP Section Midyear Meeting was a huge success!

The 2020 GNP Section Midyear Meeting was held in Houston, Texas at the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks on March 6-7, 2020.

Thank you to all attendees and presenters!

We would like to thank the KPMG Foundation for its generous support in sponsoring the 2020 GNP Midyear Meeting.

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GASB Gil Crain Grant

GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant

Since its formation in 1984, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has encouraged academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the GASB’s standards-setting activities. Over the past 30 years, such research efforts have resulted in publishing their research in research briefs, journal articles, and occasionally in GASB research reports.

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