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Lynda M. Dennis, Ph.D., CGFM

Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD received her PhD in Public Affairs and her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and her under graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of West Florida. She is a Florida CPA and Certified Government Finance Officer. Lynda is a full-time Lecturer in the Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida. Additionally, Lynda is a contract CPE discussion leader and course developer in the areas of accounting and reporting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience includes serving in a financial capacity, including chief financial officer, in governmental and not-for-profit organizations primarily in Florida. Her experience also includes working as an auditor for local and Big 4 firms with an emphasis in the insurance, government and not-for-profit sectors. Lynda actively participates in committee and other volunteer work for the AICPA and FICPA and is a frequent speaker at governmental and not-for-profit accounting conferences. She has previously published a number of CPE courses as well as a book on strategy implementation (both for governmental and not-for-profit organizations) for the AICPA and a public finance primer for the American Public Works Association. In addition, Lynda updated the AICPA State and Local Government Accounting and Audit Guide from 2009 to 2012 and the AICPA State and Local Government Disclosure Checklist from 2010 to 2012.