2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

GS1: MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009, 8:30-9:45 a.m.

What Would the Founders Say? How America Can Get Back On Track

David Walker
President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Former Comptroller General of the United States
  • Hear about lessons learned from history and our modern-day financial challenge.
  • Gain an understanding of how the country arrived at its present condition and the implications of our status quo path.
  • Discuss measures that internal auditors must take to right the countrys financial ills.

Presenter Biography: David Walker

Dave Walker advocates for specific policy solutions, works proactively with grantees and other partners to build strong coalitions for positive change, and encourages and engages in grassroots efforts to bring pressure on Washington to act and hold people accountable if they fail to act. Prior to joining the Peterson Foundation, he received three presidential appointments and unanimous Senate confirmations. His most recent was as U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office. Walker previously served as a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, and as assistant secretary of Labor for Pension and Employee Benefit programs. His career also includes 20 years in the private sector.

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