For the first time in Florida‘s history, the state has swore in the first female State Auditor General on Wednesday, July 1.
Sherrill Norman, has more than 25 years of experience under her belt.
She will be replacing David Martin, who became the General Auditor in October 2007.
The Joint Legislative Auditing Committee (JLAC) unanimously appointed Norman to serve as Florida’s sixth Auditor General on March 30.
The auditor general is a constitutional officer who serves the state as the independent auditor.
The responsibility of the state independent auditor is to provide unbiased and relevant information, which can be used by citizens and the legislature to uphold government accountability and improve the government.
In 2012, Norman served as the Deputy Auditor General for the state Government Audits Division. She said it’s a pleasure to serve as the General Auditor and she is committed to doing the job at her very best.
“Professionalism, integrity, and dedication have earned this office the reputation that we will continue to keep striving for,” said Norman.
Janice Kirkland, the secretary at the audit office, thinks Norman has the right skills for the position.
“I think she is very qualified to serve in this position and will do a great job, “ said Kirkland.
Mark Foltz, a cousin of Norman, said he is very impressed with all of the work she has accomplished and believes she will perform well in her position.
“Sherrill is a woman of integrity and her gender is irrelevant,” said Foltz. “I know she will do her job to perfection.”
As the State Auditor General, Norman will oversee 350 employees and a budget of more than $35 million.