Appointed January 2012 by Auditor Gallagher, Reappointed January 2016 by Auditor O’Brien
Mr. Payan retired in 2010 from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as the Denver Field Office Manager for 10 years. During his GAO tenure, he was responsible for examining organizational and operational issues and proposing ways to improve the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of the Denver Field Office. He served on GAO-wide task forces and represented the agency at federal, state, and local government activities. Since joining the Audit Committee, Mr. Payan has helped organize inter-governmental audit forums that bring together auditors from city, state, and federal governments.