David A. Stallings, CPA, MPA
October 2011, David Stallings took a permanent position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri. Their mission is to build girls of courage, confidence,
and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology,
business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides
girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering development of leadership skills and
Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts serves more
than 2.3 million girl members from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Girl Scouts of NE Kansas &
NW Missouri is one of 112 councils across the United States. The council is chartered by Girl Scouts
of the USA and supports about 34,000 girl members and 9,000 adult volunteers in its 47 county
jurisdiction surrounding the Greater Kansas City, Topeka, and St. Joseph areas.
From 2005 to 2012, David was president of and lead consultant for Community Mediation &
Consulting, a Kansas corporation providing services exclusively to nonprofit organizations. His
consulting services included performing:
Financial analyses and financial reporting systems reviews,
Financial accounting, budgeting and forecasting systems reviews,
Operational, strategic and sustainability planning,
Nonprofit mergers and consolidations,
Public/Private Partnerships involving nonprofits and local governments,
Organizational restructuring and financial turnarounds, and
Organizational assessments and applied research.
In January 2011, David completed a one-year contract as the Chief Financial Officer of
Cornerstones of Care, Inc., a large, nonprofit health care, and social services consortium based in
Kansas City, Missouri.
From 2005 to 2007, David has served as an adjunct lecturer teaching Public Finance, and Financial
and Legal Frameworks of Nonprofits in the Masters of Public Administration program in the Bloch
School of Business at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). He has conducted a wide
variety of consulting projects and public workshops for nonprofit organizations as a Senior Fellow
with UMKC’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.
David, for the last six years and currently, is an adjunct lecturer teaching Nonprofit Financial
Management in the Nonprofit Leadership degree program at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.
From 1975 to 2000, Mr. Stallings was a practicing Certified Public Accountant, having established
a local CPA firm in Kansas City, which became one of the top ten firms in the metro area, and retired
as Managing Shareholder of the firm of Marks, Stallings and Campbell, CPAs. As a CPA, Mr. Stallings
was substantially involved in directing special projects, including fraud and embezzlement
investigations, and other criminal and civil litigation discovery and testimony. His career highlights
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Testified in nearly 100 criminal and civil trials as a financial and audit expert witness in state
and federal courts.
Retained frequently as a Special Master by local district court judges to perform independent
financial discovery and prepare detailed financial recommendations for judges’ to use in their
Served as the first chair of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Litigation and
Forensic Accounting State-wide Committee,
Served as an audit and accounting expert in several professional malpractice cases involving the
conduct of accountants, attorneys and physicians.
Frequently asked to speak to attorneys, law schools, and CPAs on the topic of Detecting and
Preventing Nonprofit Waste, Fraud and Abuse, and to teach related workshops for the Missouri
and Kansas Societies of CPAs.
First civilian (non-state employee) to chair a formal Supreme Court study team through the
Kansas Office of Judicial Administration to make recommendations to reform the criminal court
practices in Johnson County, and in Kansas, which resulted in the court house installing high
security entrances and video arraignments of criminal processing.
Led the CPA firm’s expertise in business valuations and financial valuation of transactions in
contractual disputes serving as the lead expert witness in cases involving business entities with
revenue as large as $100,000,000.
Concurrent with his professional work, Mr. Stallings served on a wide variety of charitable boards
and established the unusual practice of the CPA firm adopting several local charities to which the
firm donated substantial accounting, information systems, and auditing services. This practice
provided an excellent opportunity for the partners and staff to more clearly understand the
challenges of operating and governing charitable organizations.
During the Kansas 2000 legislative session, Mr. Stallings served as the Chief of Staff for the
House Appropriations Committee and directly participated in the passing of two state budgets
during the term. This position included working closely with the Governor’s staff and the State
Budget Director to investigate the status of all governmental cash reserves in 2000 for inclusion in
balanced budget resolutions.
He is a graduate of Leadership Overland Park, and Leadership Kansas. In addition, he has been an
active member, for 28 years, of the Overland Park Rotary Club, serving as club treasurer, president
of the club’s foundation, and co-founder and director of the club’s Youth Leadership Institute, now
in its 17th year.
Mr. Stallings earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia in
1973, a B.S. in Accounting from Southeast Missouri State University in 1976, and a Masters of Public
Administration (MPA) with emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Missouri –
Kansas City in 2005.
Cell phone: 913-406-1202 (Use for text messages, too)
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