Megan 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.
Prior to 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.
Kilgore earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University.
Kilgore 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 Watch.