State Auditor Crit Luallen announced today that Bob Gray has been named Director of the Performance Audit Division within the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. Mr. Gray replaces Marcia Morgan who left the Auditor's Office on April 15 to work for a Washington D.C. firm specializing in health care and human services consulting. Mr. Gray takes the reins of the Performance Division on May 16.
Bob is the perfect fit for the Division of Performance Audit," Ms. Luallen said. "He has extensive experience and knowledge of Kentucky State Government and has a proven record of effectively protecting the taxpayers. Bob will be a valuable addition as we work to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government."
I welcome the challenge the Performance Division offers. I know Ms. Luallen wants to find ways to improve our government processes, and I look forward to managing the quality staff the Auditor's Office already has in place to achieve those goals," Mr. Gray said.
Mr. Gray is currently a partner in Taylor/Gray Associates, a Frankfort-based public policy and legislation consulting firm. He served as Executive Director of the Office of Rate Intervention in the Attorney General's Office and also served as legislative liaison during the tenure of Ben Chandler. His division was responsible for representing consumers in utility rate hearings before the Public Service Commission and proceedings involving health insurance rate filings. He played an integral role in key legislative initiatives including the Community Health Care Assurance Act and Kentucky's No - Call list.
Prior to his stint in the Attorney General's Office, Gray worked for the Legislative Research Committee, providing staff support for the Health and Welfare Committee. He was instrumental in the development of legislation addressing welfare reform, child day care regulation reform, and living wills and health care surrogates. He also has management experience in the private sector, operating two family - owned supermarkets in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
The Performance Audit Division was created in May of 1997 to expand the scope of taxpayer protection in Kentucky. The Performance Audit Division conducts performance audits of state programs to determine if these programs are running effectively and efficiently. Performance auditors determine if state funded programs have the desired impact and meet their statutory or regulatory criteria.