MEGAN N KILGORE
Kilgore was elected City Auditor of Columbus, Ohio, on November 7, 2017 and took
office on January 1, 2018. The Office of the City Auditor includes the
offices of income tax, financial reporting, debt management, accounting and
operations, payroll services, and financial systems for the City of Columbus.
elected office, Kilgore was a municipal advisor with H.J. Umbaugh &
Associates in Columbus, Ohio. Kilgore’s practice concentrated on
providing assistance to cities, counties, utilities, school districts, and
economic development districts, particularly with financing transactions.
earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree
in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University.
is an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio
State University, where she teaches a graduate-level course in public finance.
Kilgore is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the Midwest.
She is a founder of Ohio Women in Public Finance.
She is a
recipient of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Star” Award, a Women for Economic
Leadership and Development (WELD) Women You Should Know Honoree, a member of
Columbus Business First magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, a recipient of the Women
in Public Finance’s Rising Star Award, and a Columbus Alive Person to