Betsy Fretwell(5) - Getzen 2014

The Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability, an annual lecture series presented by the Department of Public Administration and Policy is made possible by UGA alumni Katherine Getzen Willoughby (PhD ‘91) and Dan Hall Willoughby, Jr. (JD ‘86) in honor of her parents, Evangeline Sferes Getzen and Forrest William Getzen, lifelong advocates of public service and education.


2019 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

presented by Gene L. Dodaro

“The Many Dimensions of Accountability:

GAO’s Mission for Congress and the Nation”

Monday, March 25, 2019 • 2:00 pm
UGA Chapel

A reception will follow in the lobby of Candler Hall

Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2010, when he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Dodaro has testified before Congress dozens of times on important national issues, including the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook and efforts to reduce and eliminate overlap and duplication across the federal government. In addition, Dodaro has led efforts to fulfill GAO’s new audit responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


2006: David M. Walker, Former Director, Government Accountability Office
2007: Alice M. Rivlin, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
2008: Lee H. Hamilton, Former U.S. Congressman / Co-chair, Iraq Study Group / Former vice chair, 9/11 Commission
2009: Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
2010: Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator
2011: Thad W. Allen, Retired Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard / Chief Federal Officer, Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2012: Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
2013: Henry J. Aaron, Health care expert and economist, The Brookings Institution
2014: Betsy Fretwell, City Manager, Las Vegas
2016: James Clifford “Jim” Miller III, Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
2017: Charles H. Ramsey, Former Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department / Former Co-Chair, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing |  Watch recording of lecture »
2018: Walter M. Shaub, former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics | Watch recording of lecture »
2019: Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States | Watch recording of lecture »