FLORIDA AUDIT FORUM
Tampa – February 8, 2008
Minutes of General Meeting
1. Welcoming, Announcements, and Reports: 8:30 a.m.
Michael Byrne, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Audit Forum, moderated the General
Session. After opening remarks, attendees were informed that the Forum would return to the Rusty
Pelican in Tampa for the next meeting on August 8, 2008. Secretary, Renée Campion, reported on
the pre-forum Board meeting. Nominating Committee Chair, Bob Melton, presented a slate of four
candidates for Board: René Townes, Renée Campion, Brent Godshalk, and David Harlan. Bob
asked for nominations from the floor. There were no additional nominations and the slate, as
presented, was elected by voice vote.
2. Morning Presentation (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.):
Jim Boyd, Vice Chair introduced Mark Kolman, an Audit Manager with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Hillsborough County, Florida. Mr. Kolman’s presentation focused on the elements of fraud
and ways to identify and prevent fraud in government.
Break 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
3. Resume Morning Presentation (10:45 a.m. – Noon):
Lunch 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m. Catered by the Rusty Pelican.
4. Afternoon Presentation (1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
Jim Boyd, Vice Chair introduced Glenn Tingling, Lisa Fuller, and Deborah Owens. All three are
Audit Supervisors with the Orange County Controller’s Office here in Florida. The presentation
focused on the audit of the Orange County Expressway Authority. The presentation included the
audit process followed, audit findings, and positive changes resulting from the audit.
Break 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5. Breakout Sessions (3:00 p.m.- 4:05 p.m.)
In order to further pursue today’s topics, two concurrent breakout sessions were held. Following the
breakout sessions, a general discussion, moderated by Forum Chair, Michael Byrne, focused on
possible breeding grounds for fraud, waste, and abuse within a government agency.
6. Closing Remarks – Michael Byrne, Chair
The Forum adjourned at 4:10 pm.
Renée Campion, Secretary