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Lake Norman Chamber October Focus Friday: A Conversation with North Carolina State Auditor Beth A. Wood, CPA

Lake Norman Chamber October Focus Friday: A Conversation with North Carolina State Auditor Beth A. Wood, CPA

Friday, October 15th 8:30 -9:30 am Virtually via ZOOM

This month the Lake Norman Chamber has a discussion with North Carolina State Auditor Beth A. Woods who will speak about the audits of various North Carolina Departments including DHHS, DOT as well as the financials for the State of North Carolina including fraud areas, investigations, and oversite projects and issues important and relative to her office.

The program will be live via ZOOM and members can contact the Chamber at or call 704-892-1922 for the Zoom credentials.  It will also be recorded and available for later viewing on the Chamber’s website and social media.

Focus Friday is a public policy program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce which examines community and legislative issues from multiple perspectives. While intended for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders, guests are welcome.

The program is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. The program will be moderated by 2021 Public Policy Chair Jeff Tarte.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 850 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

About our speaker:

Beth Wood is a Certified Public Accountant in her fourth term as North Carolina’s elected State Auditor. She is a long-time public servant with nearly 30 years of auditing experience, having worked in the Auditor’s Office for nearly 10 years before her election in 2008 and also in the State Treasurer’s Office. Before that, she worked 10 years for several companies in the private sector.

Auditor Wood is the first woman to serve as the State Auditor in North Carolina.

Through her work as State Auditor, Beth has worked to strengthen and improve state government. By focusing in the areas of Medicaid, Information Technology, Transportation, and agency accountability for the spending of taxpayer dollars, her administration has identified hundreds of millions of dollars in wasteful spending. These audits have resulted in legislation to improve the oversight and efficiency of state government, earning her office the nickname of the “Taxpayers’ Watchdog.”

Awards and Recognition
 Women Business Owners 2020 Hall of Fame
 Women in Business 2019 Public Policy
 August 2019 NASACT (The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers) President’s Award
 NCACPA 2016 Outstanding Conference Speaker
 Most Powerful Women in Public Accounting; 2014, 2013
 North Carolina Woman of Achievement, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of NC; 2009, 2010
 Governor’s Award 101-250 Employees (Highest Percentage Increase); 2003

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