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Senior Advisor on Financial Reform

Irv Dennis is a contractor serving as senior advisor on financial reform to the chief executive officer focused on the agency’s financial operations improvement.

Dennis has extensive experience in emerging audit practices including big data analytics, audit committee communications, and board of director interactions. He currently serves as a board member and treasurer of American Cornerstone Institute.

Previously, Dennis was appointed as chief financial officer of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he was the principal advisor on financial management and the senior departmental official responsible for establishing and implementing policies to govern all aspects of financial management. Under his leadership, Dennis led a financial and digital transformation, which led to the first unqualified audit opinion in eight years.

Prior to his position with HUD, Dennis spent 37 years as a global client service partner with Ernst & Young, LLP where he served flagship global companies such as McDonald's, Abbott Labs, and Cardinal Health. His industry specialization includes life sciences, franchising operations, consumer products, distribution, and manufacturing.

Dennis is a published author and the recipient of several awards including the 2020 Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial Award, AGA's 2021 Accomplishments of the Year, and the 2020 Federal 100 Award.