State of Tennessee Press Release; May 19, 2010:
Richard V. Norment, Assistant to Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, is one of this year’s winners of the David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award.
Every two years, the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum seeks nominations for people who work in government accountability offices at the local, state and federal levels. The NIAF then selects one winner for each level of government.
Mr. Norment was selected as this year’s recipient from state government based on his demonstrated leadership in improving government performance and accountability and his contributions to the NIAF.
He received the award at the NIAF’s biennial meeting in San Antonio May 19.
“I am pleased with the great work Richard has done for us,” Comptroller Wilson said. “His peers think very highly of him – and with good reason.”
As Assistant to the Comptroller, Mr. Norment serves in a key management position for the Comptroller. The Comptroller’s duties include auditing state and local governments throughout Tennessee and participating in the general financial and administrative management of state government. Mr. Norment’s division is responsible for auditing all 95 of Tennessee’s counties. Mr. Norment was also appointed in December of 2005 to serve as the strategic planning coordinator for the Comptroller’s office.
Mr. Norment has spent his entire professional career with the Comptroller’s office, joining the Division of County Audit as a financial and compliance auditor soon after graduating from college. He held various supervisory positions within the division before being promoted to his current position.
Earlier this year, the Association of Government Accountants presented Mr. Norment with its Excellence in Government Leadership Award.