Dr. Chris Horton
Ph.D., CIA, CGFM, CRMA, CCSA
Dr. Horton is a Senior Manager with over 20 years of public sector experience with performance and financial audits, internal control assessment, compliance monitoring, strategic planning, and risk analysis. He most recently served for over five years as the County Auditor for Arlington County, developing the County Auditor function from the ground up. Dr. Horton has also served in positions for the State of Arizona, the City and County of Denver, and Fairfax County Public Schools. Dr. Horton is a Past-President of the Association of Local Government Auditors and represented local government audit functions on the Comptroller General’s Domestic Working Group. Dr. Horton has provided audit-related trainings at numerous conferences, regional training meetings, and chapter meetings, and has taught sessions on performance auditing for Virginia Tech. Dr. Horton is an active member of both AGA and the Institute of Internal Auditors and serves as the Sponsorship Chair for the Northern Virginia chapter of AGA. He holds several certifications, including the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Financial Manager designations.
Dr. Horton completed his B.A. (Political Science/History) and M.A. (History) at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He completed his Ph.D. (Public Administration) at Arizona State University.