Mr. Charles Hester

Charles W. Hester, CPA, CGFM

Charles (Chuck) Hester, Sr. served as the Western District Inspector General and Audit Manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) until his retirement in 1995. Chuck is currently an instructor for various organizations, including Association of Government Accountant’s Education and Research Foundation in Washington, DC. Chuck has also taught for the Government Audit Training Institute in Washington, DC, the Pacific Islands Training Institute in Honolulu, the California Association of State Auditors, the California Society of Accountants and various other accounting and auditing professional organizations. In addition, Chuck has served as a Special Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau, and for various CPA firms. Also, Chuck has served as the Team Leader or Team Member for External Peer (Quality Control) Reviews for numerous national, state, and local government audit agencies. Chuck is a member of various professional auditing and accounting organizations and has written several articles that have been published in professional journals. In California, Chuck has served two 8-year terms as a member of the Qualifications Committee for the California Board of Accountancy and has again been appointed to the Committee. Chuck has also served on the California State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. In the past Chuck has served on the Disciplinary Board of the Oregon State Bar and on the Oregon Boards of Geologists, Engineers, and Land Surveyors. In addition, Chuck served as the Receiver for the Bank of Micronesia in Palau. Chuck is the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award from the Graduate School. Chuck has also received numerous other awards including the Jack Birkholz Leadership Award presented by the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and the Education and Training Award presented by the National Association of Government Accountants.


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