A Message from the Legislative Auditor
Welcome to the website of the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits. As the name implies, the Office conducts independent and unbiased audits of State agencies, thereby serving the Maryland General Assembly and the citizens of Maryland through their elected representatives. I am proud of the Office’s long tradition of service, its cherished reputation of excellence and fairness, and its role in assisting the General Assembly in holding State agencies accountable for their stewardship in the management of public funds and for ensuring efficient and effective operations in accordance with State laws and regulations.
While the Office can trace its roots back to the appointment of a State Auditor in 1902, the Office’s more recent history dates from 1968 when it became a unit of the Department of Fiscal Services and of its successor, the Department of Legislative Services. As Legislative Auditor, I am honored and proud to be one of a select few chosen to lead such a successful and dedicated group of professionals with diverse backgrounds and abilities who share a common purpose to do their part in improving State government operations.
Please explore the Office’s website and that of our parent agency, the Department of Legislative Services, to find out more about our respective missions and services to the General Assembly. Speaking for the employees of the Office, I can say without hesitation that we prize the opportunity to provide these important services by both contributing to and promoting government accountability.
Gregory A. Hook, CPA
Past Legislative Auditors of Maryland
Thomas J. Barnickel, III, CPA 2012 to 2018
Bruce A. Myers, CPA 1997 to 2012
Anthony J. Verdecchia, CPA 1987 to 1997
Charles C. Piazza, CPA 1983 to 1986
Eugene J. Gerzack, CPA 1978 to 1983
Pierce J. Lambdin, CPA 1968 to 1978