Craig D. Kinton has served as the City Auditor for Dallas, Texas since 2006. Appointed by the City Council to two-year terms, he is responsible for leading the Office of the City Auditor which includes over 20 professional auditors and investigative staff. The Office of the City Auditor provides various audit and nonaudit services, including performance audits, attestations, and investigations of alleged fraud, waste or abuse to assist the City Council with its governance responsibilities and to assist City management with its operational duties. Mr. Kinton also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the City of Dallas Employees' Retirement Fund as required of his position by City ordinance.
Prior to his appointment as City Auditor, Mr. Kinton retired from the State of Texas after a nearly 30-year career which included 26 years serving the Texas Legislature as a member of the Office of the State Auditor. As a member of the Texas State Auditor's Office, Mr. Kinton had responsibilities ranging from entry level auditor to executive management for audits of state agencies, universities, and pension systems. After leaving the Texas State Auditor's Office, he taught as an adjunct professor in the School of Business at Texas State University.
Mr. Kinton is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University. He has a long history of active leadership in national professional organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) Advocacy Committee and as a member of the Comptroller General of the United States' Domestic Working Group. Other previous professional association leadership positions include serving as a board member for ALGA, Chair of the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (SWIAF), and Chair of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES).