Contact: Jane Jankowski
Phone: 317/232-1622

For Immediate Release: Oct 7, 2005
Bruce A. Hartman named State Examiner

INDIANAPOLIS (October 7, 2005) ? Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of Bruce A. Hartman as State Examiner. Hartman, who has worked his entire career for the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA), will be part of the leadership team in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

?There is an expanded role for the State Board of Accounts in helping all levels of government root out waste and operate more efficiently. Bruce has the experience and insight needed to guide the agency to reach its potential,? said Daniels.

Hartman will report to Charles E. Schalliol, OMB director.

?The State Board of Accounts has been underutilized, and it can play a key role in increasing the income of all Hoosiers. With Bruce leading these efforts as state examiner, the SBOA will become a resource for leaders around the state,? said Schalliol.

Hartman, a native of Rockville, will begin his new duties immediately. He has worked as a field examiner, a member of the state board as deputy examiner under Governor Orr, and most recently the supervisor for county audits and accounting within SBOA.

?We?ll review our operations immediately and strive to ensure the financial accountability and the integrity of all entities this agency evaluates. Our auditors will work closely with them to continually improve their operations,? said Hartman.

Hartman earned a bachelor?s degree in accounting from Indiana University. He became a certified public accountant in 1985.


Note: An electronic photo of Hartman is available by contacting Kurt Novotny in the Office of the Governor at 317/233-4721.